Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Scholarship recipients

Anna Ortmann

Victoria Combs

Benjamin Tracy

Elizabeth Foesch

Victoria Combs, daughter of David and Lois Combs, and Elizabeth Foesch, daughter of Mark and Jane Foesch, will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of their choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Victoria, a Northwestern High School student, is the president of National Honor Society and vice president of the Student Council. She is the president of the Cybertooth Robotics Team and a member of the Timmy Club. Victoria has been a member of the track and field team for four years and competes in discus and shot put events. She is a Sunday school teacher at her church and has participated on Relay for Life teams. As a 4-H Club member, Victoria does volunteer community service work, cares for her animals and assists with 4-H events. Victoria's awards include FIRST Dean's List District Finalist, Distinguished Young Women of Howard County Academic Scholarship, Outstanding Junior Scientist Finalist and Female Athlete with the Highest GPA. She was a delegate for Hoosier Girls State.

Victoria plans to attend Purdue University to study psychology.

Elizabeth, a Taylor High School student, has participated in marching, pep, jazz and concert band, and the Kokomo Youth Symphony. She is a member of the tennis team, and participates in the school's robotics program and academic superbowl. Elizabeth's volunteer activities include reading to children at Bona Vista, working at the library's service desk, helping with Historical Society programs and Key Club. Her awards include Department Awards for math, biology and English. She was selected as a delegate for Hoosier Girls State.

Elizabeth plans to attend Purdue University to study biomedical engineering

Previous Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

Anna Ortmann, daughter of DelRoy and Donna Ortmann
Northwestern High School graduate
2016 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Indiana Wesleyan University

Benjamin Tracy, son of Julie Tracy and Mark Tracy
Kokomo High School graduate
2016 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Indiana University

Tyler Emerick, son of Brad and Andrea Emerick
Kokomo High School graduate
2015 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Purdue University

Miranda Ogle, daughter of Rodney and Jennifer Ogle
Kokomo High School graduate
2015 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Butler University

Joowon Lee, son of Kuyul and Sukhee Lee
Western High School graduate
2014 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis

Graham Ortmann, son of DelRoy and Donna Ortmann
Northwestern High School graduate
2014 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Indiana Wesleyan University

Katie Brown, daughter of Gary and Jennifer Brown
Western High School graduate
2013 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis

Ryan Smith, son of Kevin and Lisa Smith
Taylor High School graduate
2013 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Indiana Wesleyan University

Ernest Joseph Fipps, son of Ernest and Melissa Fipps
Eastern High School graduate
2012 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Indiana University

Michael Jones, son of Ronald and Susanne Jones
Western High School graduate
2012 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Colten Fowler, son of Bradley and the late Angelique Fowler, and grandson of Robert and Esther Cheek and Vernon and Ann Fowler
Kokomo High School graduate
2011 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Purdue University

Zoe Wolfe, daughter of Jon and Karen Wolfe
Eastern High School graduate
2011 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Earlham College

Shelby Beasley, daughter of Charles and Pamela Beasley
Eastern High School graduate
2010 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - DePauw University

Stephen Chou, son of Thomas and Nellie Chou
Northwestern High School graduate
2010 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Taylor University

Chelsea Weber, daughter of Anthony and Michaela Weber
Western High School graduate
2009 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Purdue University

Kyle White, son of Teresa White and Neal White
Kokomo High School graduate
2009 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Indiana University

Blaire Bell, daughter of Kim Bell and Scott Bell
Northwestern High School graduate
2008 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Butler University

Sean Sullivan, son of Kathleen Sullivan
Kokomo High School graduate
2008 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Butler University

Joseph Parker, son of Kenton and Janine Parker
Kokomo High School graduate
2007 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Anna Hurlock, daughter of Dean and Patti Hurlock
Western High School graduate
2007 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Purdue University/Michigan State University

Kyle Hagelskamp, daughter of Denise Wilder and Joe Hagelskamp
Northwestern High School graduate
2006 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - University of Notre Dame

Matthew Cox, son of Larry and Teresa Cox
Western High School graduate
2006 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Nikki D'Arruda, daughter and step-daughter of Angela and Grover Coble
Kokomo High School graduate
2005 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Purdue University

Sunny Jewell McClurg, daughter of Marie Jewell and Mark and Laurie Roper. Sunny and her husband Maci, have one son.
Eastern High School graduate
2005 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Indiana University-Kokomo

Lyndsey Antosik, daughter of Vicki and Robert Smock and the late John Antosik
Western High School graduate
2004 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Butler University

Jeff Carter, son of Dave and Jena Carter
Western High School graduate
2004 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Purdue University

Adam Martin, son of Mary Martin; son and stepson of Gary and Jan Martin
Taylor High School graduate
2004 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Butler University

Brian Buffington, son of Dave and Mimi Buffington
Western High School graduate
2003 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Indiana University

Tia Gaddis McKay, daughter of Peggy Gaddis
Her husband is Robby McKay.
Northwestern High School graduate
2003 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Indiana University-Kokomo

Michael Tetrault, son of Ray and Robin Tetrault
Kokomo High School graduate
2003 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Butler University

Tiffany Case, daughter of and stepdaughter of Shelly and Christopher Santucci
Kokomo High School graduate
2002 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Butler University

Alexis Phipps, daughter of Ingrid Ormsby and Jim Phipps
Kokomo High School graduate
2002 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Purdue University

Stefani Vande Lune Meyer, daughter of Doug and Mary Vande Lune
Her husband is Jon Meyer.
Kokomo High School graduate
2002 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology/George Washington University

Leon Organ, son of Leon Organ Jr. and Amy Organ
Kokomo High School graduate
2001 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Sarah Jo Walker, daughter of Susan Walker and Don Walker
Eastern High School graduate
2001 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Purdue University

Stephanie Welcher Barnes, daughter of Deborah McAllister & Alan Welcher. Her husband is Travis Barnes.
Kokomo High School graduate
2001 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - University of Evansville

Zach Armstrong, son of David and Charlene Armstrong
Kokomo High School graduate
2000 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Hanover College/Purdue University/Indiana University School of Medicine

Brandie Bryan Hopper, daughter of Glen and Kathie Bryan
Brandie's husband is Craig Hopper and her daughter is Ava.
Taylor High School graduate
2000 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Indiana University-Kokomo

Justin Smith, son of Terry and Bonnie Smith
Kokomo High School graduate
1999 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - University of Evansville

Monica Gavala, daughter of Ron Gavala and Colleen and Larry Leckrone
Kokomo High School graduate
1999 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology/University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sadie Townsend, daughter of Greg Townsend and Susan Thompson
Kokomo High School graduate
1998 Howard County Lilly Endowment Scholar - St. Mary-of-the-Woods
Sadie passed away in April 2002.

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