Warren County Community Foundation currently provides multiple scholarship programs including the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program which is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc and managed by WCCF.
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application due August 22nd, 2020 by 11:59 pm.
The Scholarship platform will be available from July 1st-August 22nd,2020
Please click on the link below to go to the Warren County Community Foundation's Scholarship Application website. This new online program allows applicants to apply for one or more scholarships on a single form.
If you have trouble with the button, copy and paste this address: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=warrenccfscholarship
Call if you have any questions 765-764-1501.
Tutorial for applying for Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
Lawrence and Velma Dill Endowed Scholarship Fund established through the Warren County Community Foundation
Support Education through Scholarship Funds
Scholarship funds are an excellent gifting vehicle for memorializing a loved one or honoring a special person. As a donor, you may contribute to an existing scholarship fund or start a new one. Individuals or groups can create an endowment that will provide scholarships in perpetuity from the earnings of the fund or create a pass-through fund that will provide scholarship assistance for a specific period of time. The Donor can advise the Board on the selection of the recipients or can assign the responsibility of selection to the Board's Scholarship Selection Committee. There is considerable flexibility in establishing a scholarship fund that makes this form of giving back to the community particularly attractive to potential donors.
The Warren County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Lawrence and Velma Dill Endowed Scholarship Fund for Seeger Memorial High School graduates who plan to attend Wabash College. This award will be divided among any Seeger graduates in good standing with Wabash College. A student can receive this award multiple years.
This scholarship is the gift of G. Michael Dill and J. Mark Dill. It will serve as a lasting tribute to their late parents Lawrence and Velma Dill, who dedicated their lives to their sons’ education.
Lawrence W. Dill (1920-1997) was born on a farm in Warren County. He served in the US Army from 1942-1946 under the command of General MacArthur in the Pacific Theater. He returned and worked as a farmer near Independence until 1967, when the family relocated to Rensselaer. Mr. Dill worked for Farm Credit Services until his retirement in 1983. Velma R. (Gear) Dill (1921-2000) was from Montmorenci, IN and graduated from Purdue University in 1943. In 1946 she married Lawrence, and taught Home Economics and Physical Education at Williamsport High School until 1967. After relocating to Rensselaer, Mrs. Dill taught at South Newton High School. From 1969-1975, she taught at Rensselaer Middle school and retired in 1975.
G. Michael Dill is a 1967 graduate of Pine Village High School and a 1971 graduate of Wabash College. He retired after a 25 year career at American Funds, and resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. J. Mark Dill spent his early years in Warren County, but his high school years were spent at Rensselaer High School, graduating in 1971. He retired from the Scottish Rite Cathedral Foundation and lives in Carmel, IN.
In 2002, Michael and Mark Dill established a Lawrence and Velma Dill Endowed Scholarship Fund at Wabash College. Each year Wabash College administers this award to young men from Jasper and Warren County. To date, 27 students have received this awards.
The creation of this new award through the Warren County Community Foundation shows the commitment this family has to helping young men from Warren County pursue their dreams of attending Wabash College.