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Vanderburgh Community Foundation Announces the 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years.

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is pleased to announce the three recipients of the 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for Vanderburgh County – Marshall Craft of Evansville Day School, John (Jack) Logan of Reitz Memorial High School, and Tyler Myers of Evansville Day School. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character, and leadership.

“This year’s recipients impressed the committee with their accomplishments, leadership skills, and maturity,” said Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Vanderburgh Community Foundation.

Marshall Craft is the son of Jeremy and Angela Craft. He is interested in a career in engineering and robotics. Marshall is an active volunteer, having served with the Evansville Rescue Mission, Jacob’s Village, and Tri-State Food Bank. He also participates in numerous activities at Evansville Day School including leadership council, musical productions, sports, and robotics.

Jack Logan is the son of C. Patrick and Bethany Logan. He is interested in chemical engineering. John has volunteered with Teen Power and Camp Ondessonk. He also participated in numerous sports at Reitz Memorial High School, Model UN, and Drama Club.

Tyler Myers is the son of Eric and Dana Myers. He is interested in studying psychology and pursuing a career as a psychiatrist. Tyler has volunteered with the Tri-State Food Bank, Easterseals, Dream Center, Susan B. Komen, and Feed My Starving Children. He also founded Sensory Inclusion, a local nonprofit organization that provides noise-cancelling headphones and other items to assist special needs individuals cope with overstimulating environments. During his time at Evansville Day School, he participated in Student Leadership Council, sports, and yearbook.

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years. The scholarship is for undergraduate students studying on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars may also participate in the Lilly Scholars Network (LSN), which connects both current scholars and alumni with resources and opportunities to be active leaders on their campuses and in their communities. Both the scholarship program and LSN are supported by grants from Lilly Endowment to Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and Indiana Humanities.

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