Community Foundation DeKalb County

700 South Main Street
PO Box 111
Auburn, Indiana 46706


Community Foundation DeKalb County awards scholarships each year thanks to the generosity of donors who understand that education is important for a rewarding and successful life. Donors’ gifts help make post-high school education affordable for many students.

Click here to learn about our donors and the people who inspired the scholarship awards.

DeKalb County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides full tuition, required fees and up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The recipient must begin her/his college career as a full time student in the fall of 2015. S/he may attend any Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Eligible students will meet all of the following criteria:

  • Current resident of DeKalb County
  • Graduate of a DeKalb County high school or Hamilton High School before the end of June 2015.
  • Top 10% of her/his high school class
  • Involved in the community as a volunteer

New to the criteria in 2015 is a financial need component. The application requires an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) number that can be calculated with a worksheet at FAFSA4caster.

Click on this "Apply Now" link to be directed to our scholarship program logon page. The deadline to apply is December 18, 2014.

Scholarship applications will be evaluated using established areas of measurement. Judging criteria are shown in the following rubrics. Click on links to see details.

Application Score Rubric Essay Score Rubric Financial Need Score Rubric


Link to FAFSA (

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