Kim Cox is 2011 winner of the Lilly Endowment Scholarship

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The Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. is pleased to announce that Switzerland County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient this year is Kimberly Cox.

Kim is the daughter of David and Debbie Cox of Vevay. She is the President of the National Honor Society; Vice President of her class; Co-President of the French Club; Vice President of the Junior Historical Society; and captain of the girl’s varsity soccer team.

In the community, Kim Cox has volunteered many hours helping the Soccer Association for Youth (SAY). She also works as a pharmacy technician at CVS Pharmacy and at Shells Ice Cream & Grill.

She plans on attending Manchester College and majoring in pre-pharmacy.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides full tuition for four years of undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. It also covers all required fees and up to $800 per year for required books and equipment.

Students receiving the scholarship must attend an Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the North Central Association of College and Schools.

The Community Foundation’s selection committee reviewed 11 applications this year. The applicants were evaluated on academics, financial need, activities (school activities, community service, and work experience), and writing samples. All four of the evaluation criteria were worth 25-percent each.

The selection committee used a blind process to evaluate the applications, meaning committee members did not know whose applications they were evaluating.

After the Community Foundation’s selection committee selected the recipient, they submitted their recommendation to Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), who makes the final decision on the scholarship recipient.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. Lilly Endowment, Inc. contracts with them to administer the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program is the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment, Inc. 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 this year.

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Anyone interested in learning more information about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program or the Community Foundation can contact Pam Acton or Melissa Andrew at the Community Foundation’s office. It is located at 303 Ferry Street in Vevay and can be reached at 427-9160 or info@cfsci.org.