The Community Foundation has announced the recipient of the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for County Dubois – Dylan J. Weir from Forest Park High School.
Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character, and leadership.
Weyer was selected from a pool of 52 applicants from all four Dubois County high schools. After narrowing down the field of applicants, candidates were presented to the statewide official of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), for selection of scholarship recipients.
Weir plans to attend the University of Evansville in the fall to study mechanical engineering.
Weir is by Ferdinand and is the son of Gary and Michael Weir.
Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides full tuition, required fees, and a special allotment of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment required for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree in any eligible year at an Indiana college or private university Nonprofit.
Lilly Endowment established the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program for the 1998-1999 academic year and has supported the program each year since then with scholarships totaling more than $439 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received a Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship since the program’s inception.
The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to raise awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community organizations can play in their communities; and 3) to encourage and support the efforts of current and former Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana government, educational, nonprofit, and civic business leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in communities across the state.