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Sophomore Writes of Lilly Endowment Scholarship's "Tremendous Impact"

Sophomore Writes of Lilly Endowment Scholarship's "Tremendous Impact"

July 15, 2009

East College tall xz.jpgJuly 15, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — At an event held by Indiana's Ripley County Community Foundation to celebrate the awarding of 18 Lilly Endowment Scholarships this year, letters written by two 2008 recipients of the scholarships were read, including Tyler Giesting, reports the Batesville Herald. "Giesting, a DePauw University sophomore, is a cross country and track team member. He wrote that he is 'technically undecided on a major ... I want to make sure I get it right.' This winter, he will spend time studying in Germany.'"

The story by Diane Raver adds, "He realized the 'tremendous impact' of receiving the scholarship, 'to graduate on my feet in 2012 ... I truly think about this opportunity every day, and it’s not something I take lightly.'"

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is designed to raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and increase awareness of the potential of Indiana's community foundations to improve the quality of life of the state's residents. Roy O West Holton Lawn MB g.jpgBegun in 1998, the program offers four-year, full-tuition scholarships to Indiana students who intend to work toward a baccalaureate degree at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. The scholarship also provides $800 per year for required books and equipment.

You'll find the article at the newspaper's Web site.