Wabash College Lilly Award

    Sunday, February 20, 2022 until Monday, February 21, 2022 Eastern Standard Time

    Wabash College
    301 W Wabash Ave Ste A
    Crawfordsvlle, IN 47933
    United States

    Wabash Lilly Award Application & Instructions.

    The Wabash College Lilly Awards Program, named to honor the Lilly family of Indiana, was established by the Wabash College Board of Trustees in 1974. Each year, this program recognizes outstanding young men who show high potential for leadership and future promise — men who are likely to have an impact not only on Wabash, but on their community and thus, on our world. The Lilly Award, the College’s most prestigious scholarship, is renewable annually and covers the recipient’s tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board. We currently estimate the value of a Lilly Award (per student) for the next four years at more than $200,000.

    To compete for a Lilly Award, you must meet ONE of the three following criteria:
    • a GPA of 3.5 (4.0 scale)
    • rank within the top 10 percent of your senior class
    • an SAT score of at least 1240 (EBR + M), or an ACT composite of 26
    These qualifications determine minimum academic eligibility only. Beyond these, we look at your individual accomplishments and abilities — achievements which may be even more important than your grades or test scores. We carefully consider all outstanding achievements, both academic and extracurricular, and we weigh one significant demonstration of leadership more heavily than casual participation in many activities. Especially impressive are young men who have shown particular initiative, worked independently or innovatively, or made a vital contribution to their school or community.

    Additionally, only first time freshmen students are eligible to compete for this award. 

    If you fit our description of a Lilly Award Candidate, you MUST follow these steps:
    • Submit a complete Wabash Application for Admission
    • Submit your Lilly Award Application, including an essay and most significant accomplishments.  All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
    • Call the Office of Admissions (800-345-5385) to schedule a virtual or on-campus visit. Your virtual or on-campus visit must be completed by Friday, January 21, 2022
    The above deadlines are absolute. Meeting them is your responsibility.

    The Selection Committee will identify finalists on or before January 31, 2022. These students will be contacted and invited to interview on February 20-21 with members of the Selection Committee.

    The interview process will begin on Sunday, February 20, 2022 and conclude on Monday, February 21, 2022.  

    The Selection Committee will notify recipients by March 1, 2022. Each Lilly Award recipient must accept his award by paying their $350 non-refundable enrollment deposit by May 1, 2022.

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    Wabash College is a member of the NCAA Division III.  Consequently, we cannot consider athletic leadership, ability or participation in the awarding of Wabash scholarships.