The Fayette Community Foundation is happy to announce the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship finalists: Abbie Dafler, Keaton Oakley, Madison Mullins, Robert (Wesley) Boyd, and Morgan Keaffaber. Each finalist will be participating in the final stages of the application process next week, which consists of an in-person interview and presentation with the FCF Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship committee.
Interviews are an integral part of the application process and allow finalists to talk about their lives and plans for the future. A past recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship offered up some helpful advice for interviewees. Gail (Gardiner) Ocaña, the 2007 Lilly Scholarship recipient, said, “My advice for the Lilly scholarship application is to be authentic. Don’t restrict yourself to what you think the judges are expecting. You will stand out and be more engaged during your interview by talking about things that are truly important to you. Also, be sure to read and follow the instructions!”