Jordan is Lilly Endowment winner
BREMEN — Hope Jordan has been named the recipient of a four-year, full tuition scholarship as the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) 2011 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
She will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and an $800 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
Hope is the daughter of Jack and Hope Jordan of Bremen. She attends Bremen High School and is planning to attend DePauw University and will major in Business and pursue minors in Spanish and Psychology.
The 2011 MCCF Lilly Scholarship selection committee consisted of Kay Finlay, chair; Dr. Don Balka, Tammy Houin, Carolyn Kline, Latham Lawson, Louise Mason, Robert Pickell, Isabel Sanchez, Susan Wagner, Todd Burch, and Barbara Winters. The MCCF committee reviewed 16 applications and interviewed three applicants.
Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) administers the scholarship program.
ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The MCCF committee recommended one finalist and one alternate to the ICI selection committee.
The scholarship is the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment Initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree.
There were 142 scholarships awarded statewide.