In 1998, the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program was created to raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and to further leverage the ability of Indiana's community foundations in their work on enhancing the quality of life of the state's residents. Since its inception, the Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana's residents and communities. As a result, the program offers four-year, full-tuition scholarships to Indiana students who intend to work toward a baccalaureate degree at any accredited public or private institution in Indiana. For Hoosiers, the Lilly Endowment is a coveted and highly revered award and this year, ND TRiO made its mark.
Making the list of 2016 Lilly winners is: Dayonni Phillips.
Dayonni Phillips is a graduating senior at Washington High School. In addition to being an active participant of ND TRiO's Talent Search program, Dayonni is the valedictorian, senior class president, and captain for the Lady Panthers Soccer and Basketball teams. She is also a peer mentor for the Washington High School Student Council, a member of the National Honor Society, HOSA, the National Technical Honor Society, a scholar for the WHS Medical Magnet Program, and a student ambassador for the South Bend Youth Task Force, E-Senior Care, the March of Dimes, and suicide prevention.
Dayonni will attend the University of Notre Dame where she will major in biological anthropology.
For more information about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program and other local recipients, visit the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County.