30 Here to Vie for Lilly Scholarship Awards

April 12, 2012

High-achieving high school seniors from across the nation are on campus this weekend for the 37th Lilly Scholarship competition. There will be 30 young men participating in a discussion and interviews hoping they are one of lucky young men to be awarded a full scholarship.

The Lilly Scholarship covers tuition, room and board for all four years of a student’s Wabash education. The estimated value, over four years, is $170,000.

The scholarship program was established in 1974 to honor Eli Lilly and his family. The award is designed to recognize outstanding young men who show potential. Honorees will be young men who can prove they will impact Wabash College and their community.

The program includes a Thursday evening welcome and keynote speech delivered by David Broecker ’83. Broecker is President of Research Models & Services, Harlan Laboratories, Indianapolis. He was a Wabash chemistry major and summa cum laude graduate. He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago. Broecker was a Lilly Scholar from Carmel, IN. while attending Wabash.

One of the most important parts of the weekend takes place Friday when students will interview  one at a time with a panel of faculty and alumni. The students will also participate in a faculty-led group seminar discussion Saturday morning.

But it’s not all work for the 30 visitors. The young men will spend the night in on-campus living units. They’ll be hosted for a cookout Friday night before attending the Mac Miller concert Friday night.

Previous winners:

Class of 2015 – Kristopher Nickle, Rockville; Lucas Zromkoski, Valparaiso; Edward Pingel, South Bend

Class of 2014 – Spencer Peters, Brookston; Adam Barnes, Bradford, Pa.

Class of 2013 – Riley Floyd, Noblesville; Thomas Schmidt, Euless, Tx.; Liam Smith, Lawrence, Ka.

Class of 2012 – Jake Peacock, Crawfordsville; Donovan Bisbee, Ridgefield, Wa.; Zach Rohrbach, Indianapolis.

The 2012 Lilly Finalists are:

Adam Alexander

Yorktown, IN

Yorktown High Schoo

Derek Andre

Sullivan, IN

Sullivan High School

Giorgi Bekauri 

Geneva, NY

Geneva High School

Matthew Binder 

Hobart, IN

Hobart High School

Joshua “Josh” Bleisch 

Noblesville, IN

Noblesville High School

Nathaniel “Nathan” Bode

Greenfield, IN

Mount Vernon High School

Patrick Bryant

Carmel, IN

Carmel High School

Zachary “Zach” Canon

Bogue Chitto, MS

Mississippi School of the Arts

John Dumas

Cincinnati, OH

Saint Xavier High School

Lester “Max” Gallivan

Hobart, IN

Hobart High School

Methuselah Gee 

Chicago, IL

Kenwood Academy

Alexander “Alex” Hernandez 

La Joya, TX

La Joya High School

Nicolas “Nick” Kang

Parker, CO

Douglas County High School

John Kennedy

Indianapolis, IN

Scecina Memorial High School

Evan Langford 

East Grand Rapids, MI

East Grand Rapids High School

Christian Lopac

Cokato, MN

Home Schooled

Kyj Mandzy

Louisville, KY

Dupont Manual Magnet School

Robert McAuliffe

Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis Priory School

Matthew McClure

Geneseo, NY

Geneseo Central High School

Thomas "Tommy" McKay

Indianapolis, IN

North Central High School

Austin Myers

Tennyson, IN

Evansville Day School

Felix Ponce

Blue Island, IL

Dwight D. Eisenhower High School

Scott Purucker

Indianapolis, IN

Park Tudor School

Clayton Randolph

Crawfordsville, IN

North Montgomery High School

Johnathan Resendez-Martinez

Lasara, TX

Lasara High School

Benjamin "Ben" Shank

Auburn, IN

Canterbury School

Dayton Snyder

West Lafayette, IN

West Lafayette High School

Zackery "Zack" Szyndrowski

Hollister, CA

San Benito High School

Morrent "Mor" Thang

Indianapolis, IN

Southport High School

Adam Togami

New Albany, IN

New Albany High School


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