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For Immediate Release
Meet this year's Wabash County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists
The Community Foundation would like to recognize and congratulate four Wabash County seniors, Madison Bartoo (WHS), Emma Brainard (NHS), Erin McGouldrick (SHS), and Sabine Thomas (WHS) for becoming this year's finalists for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS). This scholarship has been awarded since 1998, and has provided full-tuition scholarships to more than 140 students annually.
The primary purposes of the LECS program are to 1) raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana, 2) increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, government, educational, nonprofit, and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana. The Community Foundation is pleased to administer the LECS application and selection process for Wabash County students.
“One of these young women will be the 40th LEC scholar from Wabash County," says Julie Garber, Program Director of the Community Foundation. "That’s forty productive, talented citizens and forty families who are spared from college debt. We’re proud of Madison, Emma, Sabine, and Erin, not just for their achievements, but for the leaders and professionals they will become. We also want to thank Lilly Endowment Inc. for this opportunity, as well as the teachers in our county schools who prepare our students to be competitive with the best.”