A Noblesville High School senior, Sarah Knight, has been granted the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.
The prestigious scholarship provides full tuition for four years of study at an Indiana college or university.
Knight is one of four from Hamilton Co. to receive the honor, which provides full tuition for four years of college at an Indiana school. Knight says she plans to attend Butler University, where she will pursue a career as a physician assistant.
A total of 29 Hamilton Co. students were interviewed for the scholarships. To be considered, applicants had to be a resident of Hamilton Co., plan to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study, beginning in the fall of 2016 at a public or private college or university in Indiana, demonstrate an unweighted GPA of at least 3.0, financial need and leadership or initiative in their school or community, and promise to, upon graduation, give back to the community.
Each student was nominated by his or her guidance counselor before being invited to complete an application and interview with Legacy Fund. Following the application and interview process, the finalists’ names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. for final approval.
A total of 142 scholarships were awarded in Indiana and are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education.