Release: The Community Foundation of Boone County is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for Boone County- Riley Newman of Lebanon High School and Teren Dubash of Zionsville Community High School. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character and leadership.

“Our team is thrilled to see Riley and Teren named the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients. We continue to be amazed by the caliber of applicants every year- and this year was no exception. Boone County is fortunate to have youth who are intently focused on helping others and making their local communities a better place to live, all while achieving their personal goals.”- Jodi Gietl, President & CEO for the Community Foundation of Boone County

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars may also participate in the Lilly Scholars Network (LSN), which connects scholars with resources and opportunities to be active leaders on their campuses and in their communities. Both the scholarship program and LSN are supported by grants from Lilly Endowment to Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI).


Riley is dedicated to community leadership and helping the local communities. He demonstrates his commitment through involvement in numerous school and community activities, including being the Class President, becoming an Eagle Scout, and being team captain for the soccer team. He fundraises, volunteers, and serves in a number of capacities at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and their food pantry. Riley demonstrates his connections to Boone County and Indiana through his passions and involvement across the board. He currently has an internship with the Engineering Department with the City of Lebanon and plans to further pursue that passion with a career in Civil Engineering.

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