|HCCF Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient|
|Written by George Browning|
|Wednesday, 17 April 2013 00:00|
Jared Eichmiller of Corydon has been named the Harrison County Community Foundation 2013 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient. He will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment. Jared will pursue a BA in Biochemistry to fulfill his Pre-Med Curriculum.
Jared is a 2013 graduating senior at Corydon Central High School. He is the son of Mark and Dana Eichmiller of Corydon. His extracurricular activities include: Varsity Swimming, Freshmen Mentoring Council Member, National Honor Society, Student Council, NCAA Ambassadors, Future Business Leaders of America, French Club, Friends of Rachel Club, and volunteering at the local emergency room. Jared has work experience at the YMCA of Harrison County as a Membership Representative and a Lifeguard and as a lifeguard for the Harrison County Parks Department. He served three years on the HCCF Youth Philanthropy Council and served on the Souper Bowl of Caring National Youth Advisory Board during his senior year.
“This scholarship is an unprecedented opportunity for which I am so grateful. I will always hold this community as my roots and cannot wait for what is to come,” said Jared.
171 Harrison County graduating high school seniors applied for this scholarship. A volunteer committee of former HCCF board members participated in a blind scoring process. This committee narrowed the applicants to six finalists and conducted an interview of each in mid-February. The nominee and two alternates were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc., (ICI) for the final selection. ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.
The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree. There will be 142 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships awarded statewide to the Class of 2013.