Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Since its inception, the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program has provided 4,340 scholarships; this total does not include the 143 that will be awarded this year.  Providing a total of over $372 million in tuition and book stipends.  A total 35 Owen County students have received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, enabling them to attend the Indiana colleges of their choice.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is closed for the class of 2018.  Check back in the spring for the Class of 2019 Program.

 Elizabeth Beeman, 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient. photo by Kindra Holsapple

Elizabeth Beeman, 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient.
photo by Kindra Holsapple

Owen County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

1998  Kristen Sweat Heath
1999  Heather Jo Light,  Amber Trowbridge-Mullin
2000  Jacqueline Hudgins Bixler, Emily MacMorran Wandel
2001  Amber (Dunning) Augustus, Emily Dieter Vella, Kristen Fuhs Wells
2002  Joshua Clark, Valerie Ray
2003  Lindsey Vuke Clark, Kelsey Hanlon, Jessica Shipley
2004  Sarah Goddard-Martin, Michelle Heck, Jeanna Morris Srinivasan
2005  Audra Duling Hopf, Ryan McKalip
2006  Dinah Bailey Jacobs, Emily Schenck Pavich
2007  Kellan Babbs, Matthew Wall
2008  Ethan Fields, Ethan Kestenman
2009  Kyle Faulkner, Alex Swenson
2010  Carlye Peterson, Elizabeth (Schenck) Jones
2011  John Petry
2012  Jacy Schrougham
2013  Tyler Schenck
2014  Morgan Schafer
2015  Darby DeFord
2016  Eleanor Coffin
2017  Andrew D. Johnson
2018 Elizabeth Beeman

Lilly Endowment Community Scholars
Where are they now?

 Amber Trowbridge Mullins  1999 LECS Scholar

Amber Trowbridge Mullins
1999 LECS Scholar

Amber Trowbridge Mullin was one of our first Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. She received the scholarship in 1999. 

After graduating with honors from Indiana University in 2003, Amber was hired at Edgewood Primary School as a kindergarten teacher.  For the past 12 years she taught kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Amber took off the year she had her daughter and the year before she started kindergarten to be "just Mama."  In 2008, Amber received her masters from Indiana Wesleyan University in reading instruction, and this year she accepted the position as a reading teacher for the Edgewood primary and the intermediate schools.

Amber married her husband Charles of now ten years in December of 2004.  They live on a farm in Gosport, and he is the owner of Mullin Equipment in Spencer.  In June of 2008 they had their daughter Macy, their pride and joy! In her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with her daughter.  

Macy loves the arts, so Amber and her daughter paint, do pottery, attend plays, and sing and dance.  As a family, they enjoy playing on the farm, traveling, and being with family.  This past December the Mullin family had the opportunity to travel to New York City to visit the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and see the Nutcracker.  This summer they are thrilled to be building a new home in Parkview Estates in Spencer, and anticipate moving in this fall.

 Amber (Dunning) Augustus  2001 LECS Scholar

Amber (Dunning) Augustus
2001 LECS Scholar

After graduating Owen Valley in 2001, Amber (Dunning) Augustus attended Hanover College where she played varsity golf and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.  Amber graduated from Hanover in December of 2005 with a degree in economics and finance.  

Since Hanover, she has worked for Irwin Union Bank in Indianapolis, Community First Bank in Kokomo, and now Horizon Bank in Greenwood where she is a Commercial Portfolio Manager and Senior Credit Analyst and manages the commercial loan portfolio for Johnson County.  In 2012, Amber married Kenny-Ray Augustus. They now live in Bargersville with their dog, Harrison.  Kenny-Ray is the Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach for the University of Indianapolis.

Amber was the 2001 recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Your Owen County Community Foundation has now awarded 33 Lilly Scholars since the start of the program in 1998.

 Emily Schenck Pavich  2006 LECS Scholar

Emily Schenck Pavich
2006 LECS Scholar

Emily Schenck Pavich was one of our two Lilly Endowment Community Scholars for 2006. 

After graduating from Owen Valley, Emily went to school at Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Following graduation from pharmacy school, she completed one year of generalized Pharmacy Practice residency and one year of Emergency Medicine specialized pharmacy residency at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia.

Following completion of two years of residency, Emily moved to Bloomington and took a position as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at IU Health Bloomington Hospital Emergency Department. This was a new role within the pharmacy department, so Emily helped develop this position and has served in the position for two years now.

Besides her clinical role in the Emergency Department, Emily precepts pharmacy students from the three schools of pharmacy in Indiana (Purdue, Butler, and Manchester), precepts pharmacy residents, serves as the research coordinator for the residency program, as well as serving on several local and some IU Health system-level multi-disciplinary committees.

Emily and her husband Joe Pavich celebrated seven years of marriage this year with the birth of their first child, Charlotte, born April Fool's day.

Outside of her busy work and family life, Emily’s hobbies include being a new mom, quilting, and other crafts. She also enjoys jogging, baking, and sampling libations at local breweries.

Your OCCF is proud to have been a part of Emily’s educational plan with the awarding of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship and we’re proud to see her and her young family helping their community.