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Lacy Named 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

Franklin Community High School senior Lillian Lacy has been awarded a 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.  She will receive a full-tuition scholarship and an annual $900.00 book stipend.   

While not all plans have been finalized, Lillian is excited about her future.  She hopes to study Biochemistry but is also considering other science-based majors. As of right now, she would like to attend medical school after college. She would also love to study abroad at some point.

“Lillian has been a model of hard work, dedication, and service to others throughout her time at FCHS,” Principal Steve Ahaus said. “We are so proud of her for what she has been able to accomplish and how she gives to others.”

Lillian shares that some of her most influential teachers have been Mrs. Hart (Language and Speech), Mr. Jackson (U.S. History), Mr. Eskew (Chemistry), and Mr. Bailey (World History). 

“Mrs. Hart has definitely influenced my writing and public speaking, and I feel that my writing has improved to the college level because of her. Mr. Bailey also improved my writing and set me up for success in writing history papers. He was always so enthusiastic about the material and made it more enjoyable to learn world history,” Lillian Lacy said. “Mr. Jackson always made sure his class was conducted similarly to a college class. He included multiple perspectives in U.S. history curriculum and provided the authenticity of a college class. Mr. Eskew’s class definitely mimicked the workload of a college class, but he was always available for extra help and did everything he could to ensure that we had the resources we needed to succeed in his class. I can always tell that these teachers truly enjoy teaching and their dedication to their students inspires me to pursue a career that I’ll love and enjoy. I also want to say that I have many other supportive teachers that have influenced me along the way that aren’t mentioned here!”

Lillian is involved in Student Council, Franklin Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council, Athletic Leadership Council, Harvard Model Congress, Freshman Mentors, and National Honor Society. She also runs track and cross country and is on the swim team. She volunteers at Global Gifts, which is a fair trade store in Indy.  

Lilly Endowment Inc. has provided over $424M in grant support for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, since its inception in 1998.

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.