Lilly Scholarship Was Transformative for Michelle Sharp '08

Lilly Scholarship Was Transformative for Michelle Sharp '08

July 5, 2012

At the annual meeting of the Jennings County Community Foundation, "Michelle (Sollman) Sharp spoke of how being named a Lilly Community Scholar afforded her the opportunity to explore various opportunities available when she studied at DePauw University," reports the Plain Dealer of North Vernon, Indiana. "This led her to a career in occupational therapy. The scholarship, she revealed, 'shaped who I am today and my sense of responsibility and community.' "

A 2008 graduate of DePauw, Sharp majored in psychology. She is an occupational therapist at Paragon Rehabilitation in Seymour, Indiana.

DSC 5070Read the story by Barbara King at the newspaper's website.

Through the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, Lilly Endowment Inc. awards full-tuition scholarships to students from each county in Indiana. These scholarships are awarded through and administered by the network of community foundations throughout the state. During the first 15 years of the program, 3,629 students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships.