Lilly Endowment Inc. grant to bolster summer high school academies

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Hanover College has been awarded a $491,540 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support the expansion of Hanover Academies, the College’s summer academic camp program for high school students.

Held on campus each June, Hanover Academies are open to any rising high school sophomore, junior or senior. The sessions provide students with an opportunity to experience a taste of college academic life while still in high school. Each summer, students are able to select from one of six academic areas taught by members of the College’s faculty. Recent topics have included engineering, environmental science, teaching, health sciences, U.S. history, law and litigation, and television programming creation.

Funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. will be used to increase outreach to regional high school students and support camp scholarships based on financial need. The grant also provides a three-year grant-funded position to oversee Hanover’s youth programs and events.

“We are excited to be able to expand the reach of our impactful summer academies and are grateful to the Lilly Endowment for their generosity,” said Hanover President Lake Lambert. “Increasing the number of high school students spending time on our campus and learning from our faculty enhances both the community and Hanover College.”

Applications for Hanover Academies are accepted until May 1 each year. Academic topics may change from year to year. Enrollment for each session is limited. Scholars who complete one of the summer courses are able to apply their registration fee to their first year as a Hanover College student should they choose to enroll.