CHS Senior Named Jackson County Community FoundationLilly Scholar

Madison Reynolds

Madison Reynolds

Crothersville’s Madison Reynolds has been selected as the recipient of a full tuition, four-year scholarship as the Community Foundation of Jackson County 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
Reynolds, a senior at Crothersville High School, is the daughter of Jeffrey and Kistian Reynolds. Madison is unsure where she will attend college next fall but is currently considering Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI.
“She was selected from a group of outstanding applicants from all six high schools in Jackson County and will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment,” said Sue Smith, the Foundation’s Vice President.
With the selection of Madison, there are now 36 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars from Jackson County, with the first recipient selected in 1998.
One hundred twenty-three Jackson County seniors from all six high schools in Jackson County applied for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship this year.  Criteria for selection included academic achievement, school and community activities showing depth of involvement and leadership, and employment showing time management and a desire to help oneself.
“The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education,” Smith said.  Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents older than the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree.