(MITCHELL) – Gabriella Willoughby was named the Lawrence County Community Foundation’s 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
The Lilly Scholarship provides four years of full tuition, fees, and up to $900 for books and other supplies. The scholarship is good at any Indiana college of Willoughby’s choice.
Willoughby is the daughter of Damon and Michelle Willoughby. After graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in biochemistry at IUPUI or Purdue University. She hopes to land a career in medical research.
Willoughby is currently at the top of her class at Mitchell High School. She attends Mount Tabor Christian Church in Campbellsburg and works at the Bedford Teen Center, where she helps with tutoring and the art program.
25 students applied for the scholarship. The selection committee narrowed the field to the final seven – Willoughby, Sarah Boaz and Luke LaFevor of Mitchell High School and Makayla Hawkins, Taylor Hays, Lois Kinser and Emma Willoughby of Bedford North Lawrence High School.