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Abby Denham Named 2016 Greene County Lilly Scholarship Winner
Updated December 9, 2016 7:18 AM | Filed under: Education
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(SWITZ CITY) - White River Valley senior Abby Denham was named the 2016 Greene County Lilly Scholarship winner.

Greene County Foundation Grants and Scholarship Manager Brandon Sparks presented the full-ride scholarship to Denham Thursday morning. The scholarship also provides $900 per year in book stipends.

Lilly Endowment Inc. awards full-tuition scholarships to selected students from each county in Indiana. Each scholarship must be used to pursue a baccalaureate degree at any accredited public or private Indiana college or university. The Endowments hopes that this program will continue to encourage many of Indiana's most talented students to attend one of Indiana's fine higher education institution and after graduation consider pursuing occupations in Indiana.

These scholarships are awarded through and administered by the network of community foundations throughout the state. ICI oversees the statewide administration of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.

Key Elements

  • Full-tuition, required fees and book stipend for four years. (Does not pay room, board or travel expenses.)
  • Recipients may attend any public or private, Indiana four year college or university, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma from an Indiana high school accredited by the State Board of Education or by a national or regional accreditation agency that is recognized by the State Board of Education.
  • Applicants must be residents of the state of Indiana.
  • Selection criteria, selection procedures and application due dates vary by county.
  • Recipients must pursue undergraduate study in a baccalaureate program on a full-time basis.


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