Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Scholarship recipients

Anna Ortmann

Jacob Ashburn

Benjamin Tracy

Katelyn Dowden

Jacob Ashburn, son of Amy Neiheisel and Damon Ashburn, and Katelyn Dowden, daughter of Matthew and Shannon Dowden, will receive full tuition to an accredited public or private nonprofit Indiana university or college of their choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Jacob, a Kokomo High School student, is co-president of the Future Business Leaders of America, where he has presented at state meetings.  He is a member of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board, Student Council and National Honor Society.  Jacob is on the junior varsity tennis team. He volunteers at his church as a PowerPoint technician and has helped to clean the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library bookmobiles. Jacob has participated in the United Way’s Day of Caring, Kokomo Urban Outreach’s Buddy Bag Program and helped with the 2016 tornado clean-up in Kokomo.

Jacob plans to attend Indiana University to study business management.

Katelyn, a Kokomo High School student, is a member of the National Honor Society, Girls’ League, Student Council, HOSA and Varsity Club.  As a volunteer, she has decorated for the Special Needs Prom, wrapped and delivered presents for the Kokomo Rescue Mission, helped with the Walk a Mile in My Shoes 5K, the Kokomo Family YMCA ‘Glo in the Mo’ 5K and provided Christmas to a family through Adopt a Family. Katelyn also volunteers through her church’s student ministry. Katelyn was named Student of the Month in her AP physics two class. She also is captain of the softball team.

Katelyn plans to attend Indiana Wesleyan University to study nursing.

Previous Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

Victoria Combs, daughter of David and Lois Combs
Northwestern High School graduate
2017 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Butler University

Elizabeth Foesch, daughter of Mark and Jane Foesch
Taylor High School graduate
2017 Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar - Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

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
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
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
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
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
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

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