With the recent announcement of the 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS) also comes some deadline changes for the 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.
The community foundation received information from the administrators of the program, Independent Colleges of Indiana, the program will once again be offered to Noble County through the community foundation. We are again pleased to be able to participate in this program. This scholarship comes with its own set of guidelines the community foundation is obligated to follow as well as the recipient. That being said, information received indicated the deadline date for the 2017 LECS has been moved up. While details of the criteria and deadlines are still being worked out on our end, the application period will be separate from the other scholarships offered through the community foundation and the deadline period to apply may be shorter with all information including interviews completed no later than October 2016. We currently expect to have an application and deadline for the 2017 LECPS around the beginning of the student’s senior year AND another application period for all other scholarships from the middle of November 2016 to the middle of January 2017.
This means we expect to have the application for the 2017 LECS available sometime in late July or beginning of August. Again no set deadline has been established yet. We are letting you know this as we know the period to take the SAT/ACT for those students who are now juniors may be needed sooner if they expect to apply for the 2017 LECS. The criteria such as the GPA may also change for this scholarship. Juniors may want to take the SAT/ACT much sooner than anticipated.
Once the details of the scholarship deadline, criteria, application, etc. have been finalized we will inform you.