Lilly Scholarships 2014 Announced

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Foundation announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

The Wayne County Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of two area high school seniors who will receive the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALeah Basford and Kaitlin Kramer were chosen from a pool of 44 applicants from throughout Wayne County.  Each recipient will receive a four-year, full tuition scholarship and $900 annual stipend for required books and equipment.

Leah, a senior at Centerville High School, maintained a 4.0 GPA while participating in cheerleading, model legislature, and national honor society throughout her high school career.  She has served in several leadership positions along with volunteering at her church and Greens Fork Animal Hospital.  Leah plans to major in business marketing at Butler University.  She is the daughter of Sally Osborn and Tim Basford.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKaitlin, a senior at Richmond High School, maintained a 4.0 GPA while participating in soccer, tennis, and social studies academic team throughout her high school career.  She has also held several leadership roles including captain of the soccer and tennis teams along with volunteering at Reid Hospital and Kick-Off to Mentoring Program.   Kaitlin plans to major in mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame.  She is the daughter of Teresa and Anthony Kramer.

This year a total of 142 scholarships were awarded statewide by the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc., in conjunction with community foundations and Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI). ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.

Since 1998, 37 students have been awarded Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships through the Wayne County Foundation.  This year’s awardees will be recognized, at the Wayne County Foundation’s Annual Report to the Community dinner on June 25.