Franklin Co. HS’ Caleb Grubb Is Lilly Scholarship Recipient
Press release from the Franklin County Community Foundation
(Brookville, Ind.) – One local student has been named recipient of a full-tuition, four-year scholarship as the Franklin County Community Foundation 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
Caleb Grubb will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment. Semi-finalists Kristina Meier, a Franklin County High School student who is the daughter of Robert and Dawn Meier; and Austin Glaub, a Batesville High School student who is the son of John Leroy III and Amy Jo Glaub, will receive $500 scholarships from the FCCF operating budget.
Caleb Grubb of Brookville is the son of Randy and Paula Grubb. A Franklin County High School student, Caleb is a four year member of the FCHS Band, holding the position of Drum Major for two years and President for one year. He has been a member of the Academic team for four years with three years as the Fine Arts Team Captain. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Drama Club and Spanish Club. He has received several medals in State Solo and Ensemble competitions. In the community, Caleb has been involved with the Gathering Youth Ministry, the Crosspoint Church Worship Band and the Upper Room.
“Taking the knowledge I gain in college, I will apply it directly to my job—teacher. I want to give back to students like my teachers did for me. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the educators that have shaped me as a person.” He continues, “I don’t see teaching simply as a job—I see it as an opportunity to positively influence children.”
The three semi-finalists were selected from 22 applications submitted from accredited high school seniors who live in Franklin County. The students were interviewed by a volunteer scholarship selection committee. Committee members have been selected because they are perceived as well-respected and objective. Members of the scholarship selection committee are not members of the Franklin County Community Foundation Board of Directors or staff.
After the selection committee narrowed the field, the finalists’ names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for selection of the recipient. ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.
The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree. There were 143 scholarships awarded statewide.
The Franklin County Community Foundation is proud of every high school graduate in Franklin County. Choosing a student to represent our community is a difficult process for the Lilly Scholarship Selection Committee. The FCCF Scholarship committee will be meeting soon to select the recipients of more than 53 additional scholarships the Foundation awards – scholarships that are created and funded by Franklin County citizens.
For more information about the Franklin County Community Foundation, visit www.franklincountyindiana.com or call (765) 647-6810.