first_imgSTATEWIDE — The 2017 Ripley County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2016.Previous scholarship recipients were identified in March of the year they graduated from high school.The change affects the program for all Indiana community foundations.The advanced timeline is the result of a recommendation from community foundations who participated in a statewide evaluation of the program conducted by Lilly Endowment in 2015.During the evaluation process, a number of community foundations suggested that identifying Lilly Scholars earlier in the school year would give more time for them to decide which college or university to attend.The Ripley County Community Foundation is adjusting its timeline for choosing a local scholar.The Foundation will make Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications for 2017 graduates available in early August 2016.Completed applications will be due to the Community Foundation August 29th.Deadlines for all other donor-established scholarships administered through Ripley County Community Foundation will remain unchanged; those applications will be available in December 2016 and due March 1, 2017.last_img

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