Cole Payne ’15 (Culver) has been awarded one of three Lilly Awards from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind. Payne served as the first make regimental commander for Culver Military Academy.
May 25, 2015

The Lilly Award, the college’s most prestigious scholarship, is renewable annually and covers the recipient’s tuition, fees, room and board. The estimated value of a Lilly Award is more than $170,000 over a student’s four-year career. Three Lilly Awards are presented by Wabash each year.

The Lilly Awards Program at Wabash College is separate from the Lilly Scholars Program given through community foundations throughout Indiana. The Wabash College program, named to honor the Lilly family, 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 the world.

To apply for the Lilly Award, students must meet at least one of the following criteria: a GPA of 3.5 or higher, rank within the top 20 percent of their class, or an SAT composite score greater than 1720.

This year, 75 people applied for the Lilly Award. From these applicants, 30 finalists are chosen to participate in a three-day interview process. Each year, three individuals are recognized as Lilly Award winners.


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