2020 Lilly Endowment Recipient

Lilly Endowment Recipient

Jaigan Allport, a senior at Knox Community High School, has been named the 2020 Starke County Community Foundation  Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Jaigan is the son of Rusty and Jennifer Allport.

As a Lilly scholar, Jaigan will receive a four-year, full tuition scholarship to any Indiana college or university of his choice. He is currently planning to attend Purdue University West Lafayette to major in Mechanical Engineering. He will also receive a $900 annual stipend for books and equipment.

During his four years at KHS, Jaigan participated in Cross Country, and was a member of the Speech Team and Student Council.  Jaigan is a three-year member of National Honor Society where currently serves as president. In addition, Jaigan has also participated in eight high school musicals and plays. He is a ten-year member of 4-H and was the junior representative for the Starke County Historical Society.

Jaigan credits many people for his accomplishments. “All the people in my, even those who have come and gone, have pushed me and guided me to be something greater. I would like thank everyone who has ever given me the opportunity to learn and thrive,” he said.

Jaigan was selected from a field of 36 applicants.