The Spencer County Community Foundation has announced that Sarah Mangan is the 2021 recipient of the Spencer County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. This scholarship provides the recipient with otherwise unreimbursed full-tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Sarah is the daughter of Neil Mangan and Mary Mangan. She is a senior at Heritage Hills High School and plans to attend an Indiana college of her choice. In addition to excelling academically, Sarah has been involved in the Beta Club, Optimist Club, Pep Club, Riley’s Dance Marathon, and Student Council. She is also involved in many community activities, including service days and preparation of meals for St. Francis of Assisi Parish, and tutoring at Lincoln Trail Elementary School. She also participates in the basketball, track and field, and golf teams for Heritage Hills High School.
Scholarship award alternates were also announced. First alternate Emily Patmore, a senior at Heritage Hills High School, will receive a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for 4 years) from the Spencer County Community Foundation. Second alternate was announced as Abigail Ruxer, also a senior at Heritage Hills High School.
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is administered locally by the Community Foundation, with the support of local high schools, and the administrative oversight by the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI). Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment Inc. has provided over $424M in grant support for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.
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.