Jorden Clemens of South Central, Bailey Scott of LaPorte High receive 4-year Unity/Lilly scholarships

Bailey Scott and Jorden Clemens

Information from Unity Foundation

Two outstanding LaPorte County students have been named recipients of full-tuition, four-year scholarships as Unity Foundation of LaPorte County 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.

Jorden Clemens and Bailey Scott will receive tuition to an accredited public or private Indiana college or university of their choice, and an annual $900 stipend for required books and equipment.

Jorden will graduate with an academic honors diploma from South Central High School, having taken several advanced placement and dual credit courses. He has demonstrated leadership and initiative by becoming an Eagle Scout and earning the honor of being in the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society, because of his volunteer service work. He is a math and English mentor tutor and participates in National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Robotics Club, German Club and FFA. He also serves his community through church activities and is a nine-year member of 4-H. Jorden, who currently works as a stocker at a retail store, looks forward to pursuing a career as an agricultural scientist.

Bailey Scott is at the top of her class at LaPorte High School and will graduate with an academic honors diploma, including having taken several dual credit and advanced placement level courses. Bailey has a great interest in political and social events, as evidenced by her participation in the Mayor’s Youth Council. She is a member of National Honor Society, Girls Reserve and Student Council, and also volunteers in a variety of programs, many with a focus on serving women and children. Bailey works at a local restaurant year round and, seasonally, at a camp where part of her duties involve leading activities for youth. She plans to pursue a career in International Relations and also hopes to volunteer in the Peace Corps.

Unity Foundation received 80 applications for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship nominating high school seniors throughout LaPorte County. Applicants were judged on their academic achievement, service to others, extracurricular activities and, to a lesser extent, financial need.A committee comprised of LaPorte County residents reviewed the applications, not knowing the applicants’ names until after the finalists were selected. The 9 finalists were then interviewed, and nominees were submitted to the Independent Colleges of Indiana Inc. for the final selection.

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One Response to “Jorden Clemens of South Central, Bailey Scott of LaPorte High receive 4-year Unity/Lilly scholarships”

  1. Outstanding

    Dec 21. 2017

    Great job Jordan and Bailey!!!! Congrats and good luck

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