ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) Five Allen County students have been awarded full-tuition, four-year scholarships as the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.
The recipients were announced Thursday. Lilly Endowment scholars receive scholarships to an Indiana college of their choice and a $900 yearly book stipend for required books and equipment.
The recipients are:
- Quintin Hall, R. Nelson Snider High School, plans to attend Butler University to pursue a degree in Political Science and Communications.
- Makalah Krick, Heritage Jr/Sr High School, will attend Huntington University to pursue a degree in Elementary Education.
- Amy Rowland, New Haven High School, will attend University of Saint Francis to pursue a degree in Psychology.
- Emily Vian, R. Nelson Snider High School, will attend Purdue University to pursue a degree in Communications.
- Kendra Yarian, Northrop High School, will attend Butler University to pursue degree in Pharmacy.
“We are pleased to help these very deserving young people reach their academic goals,” remarked David Bennett, executive director of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. “On behalf of all of Allen County, we want to express our sincere appreciation to Lilly Endowment Inc. and Independent College of Indiana for continuing to provide this very generous support.”
Eighty-six students applied to their high school and 28 applications were forwarded for review by the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Selection Committee at the Community Foundation. Eligible students had to demonstrate how they successfully overcame an obstacle, financial need, academic performance, work and community involvement and a personal statement of goals.