GARY — Chloe Coleman, a senior at Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy, has been awarded a full college scholarship in the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.
Coleman is one of six Lake County students to receive the Lilly Scholarship, awarded to students across the state for high academic achievement, according to a news release from Roosevelt.
Roosevelt Principal Joshua Batchelor called Coleman a "phenomenal young student."
The Roosevelt senior joined the 7-12 academy in her sophomore year and is now No. 1 in her class.
"I have seen numerous cases of her ability and have for quite some time been inspired by her constancy and hard-working attitude," Batchelor said in the release. "She gets along with her classmates and is always ready to extend a helping hand to faculty or student."
Coleman is interested in studying neuroscience and plans to attend the University of Notre Dame next fall, according to the news release.
"The Lilly Endowment Scholars program has a tremendous impact on students and has throughout the year," said Jodi Kateiva, Legacy Foundation Scholarship Administrator. "Legacy staff and our volunteer selection team is revitalized after meeting these future leaders and change makers. We look forward to seeing the impact they will make here in Indiana."
Lilly Scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,769 students across the state since the scholarships were first offered in 1998, awarding a total of more than $405 million in scholarships, according to the news release.
Lilly Scholars receive full tuition support and funding for required fees, as well as an annual book stipend for four years of study.
Students applying from Lake County must meet minimum GPA and SAT or ACT requirements. Scholars must commit to attending any accredited Indiana college or university.
Other Lake County Lilly Scholars this year include; Haley Alexander of Lowell High School, Angelina Burroughs of Hanover Central High School, Brianna Dewey of Highland High School, Michael James of Hobart High School and Leslie Lara of Whiting High School.