The Pike County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Everett Attaway is the 2022 recipient of the Pike County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character and leadership.
“The nominating committee was tasked with making a very difficult choice since this year’s applicants were extremely qualified individuals,” said Cindy Gaskins, Volunteer Director of the Pike County Community Foundation.
Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.
Everett Attaway is the son of Roy and Tracy Attaway, of Winslow, Indiana. He is a senior at Pike Central High School and plans to attend Rose Hulman or Purdue University to study civil engineering. In addition to exceling academically, Everett has been involved in a variety of school activities including the German Club, National Honor Society, and Academic Bowl. His community involvement includes working with the Winslow Volunteer Fire Department and the Lion’s Club.
In nominating Pike County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholar, consideration was given to a number of criteria including but not limited to grades, difficulty of curriculum, school involvement, honors and awards, community activity and financial need by the nominating committee. After the field of applicants was narrowed down, nominees were submitted to the statewide administrator of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, ICI, for the selection of scholarship recipients.
Scholarship award alternates were also announced. Sophie Carnahan and Kya Sullivan were named as alternates.
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) is administered locally by the Community Foundation, with the support of local high schools, and the administrative oversight by the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI). Lilly Endowment created the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program for the 1998-1999 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling in excess of $439 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship since the program’s inception.
The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.