Lilly Endowment Scholarship

Warren County Community Foundation Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient


It is with great pleasure that the Warren County Community Foundation and Scholarship Selection Committee announce the 2019 Warren County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient, Kara Larch.  The deserving Seeger Memorial High School senior will receive full tuition to an accredited public or private nonprofit Indiana college or university of his choice, and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.  This is one of the Foundation’s largest scholarships, and offers a wonderful and unique opportunity for the student and parents.  The Warren County Lilly Scholar serves as an ambassador for the Lilly Program and for the Community Foundation as well.


Kara is the daughter of Gary and Stephanie Larch, and is a resident of Warren County from Tab. Kara plans to pursue higher education this coming fall with the intent to study pre-pharmacy and has narrowed her college selection to Butler or Purdue. At the beginning on her senior year, Kara had a GPA of 4.049.    


Kara has been involved in a number of organizations during her time at Seeger.  She has been a part of National Honor Society, Student Government Association, STARS (students that are respectfully serving), Spanish Club, FCA, and Warren County Youth Council. 


In addition to academics, Kara is also involved in athletics. She has been part of the golf team, swim team, and a boys basketball team statistician.  She has been in the school choir and band, and has been in several productions as part of the drama club.


One of Ms. Larch’s references wrote, “Kara is a highly motivated young lady with strong work ethic and a positive attitude. She will work diligently to accomplish her academic and career goals.”


The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Warren County is open to all students who live in Warren County and attend an accredited high school as designated by the state Board of Education.  As one of twenty-four local applicants for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, Kara participated in a highly selective review process.  The criteria used to select scholarship finalists are based on academics, statement of goals, community service, work experience, school contributions, an interview and an essay. Concluding the process, the scholarship committee narrowed the field of applicants to one nominee and two alternates.


Nominees are then submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for selection in accordance with the criteria and procedures consistent with applicable law and the overall goals of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program. 143 scholarships were awarded statewide this year.  


ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 30 regionally accredited degree-granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.


The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program are 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state. Since the program’s inception in 1998, over 4,600 scholarships have been awarded statewide.


 For more information regarding the Foundation’s many scholarships, please contact Michele Stucky at 764-1501, or email at  Additional information may be obtained on the Foundation’s website at  For good. For ever.  For Warren County.




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