Legacy High Senior Named 2023 Lilly Scholar

KIPP Indy Public Schools (KIPP Indy) announces Jahdyn Haynes as a Marion County recipient of the 2023 Lilly Community Scholarship. Haynes is part of the first graduating class at KIPP Indy Legacy High and first graduating class in Martindale-Brightwood in a generation.

“Jahdyn becoming a Lilly Scholar is a perfect example of his lasting impact and legacy at KIPP Indy and beyond,” says Casey McLeod, Head of Schools at KIPP Indy. “Being able to watch him learn, develop, grow, and thrive from middle school on has been both a blessing and inspiration for me. Congratulations to one of the most determined and kind ‘rising stars’ I have had the pleasure of working alongside.”

Haynes has attended KIPP Indy Public Schools since sixth grade at KIPP Indy College Prep Middle School. He is an active member of the student body as a member of student council and yearbook club. Haynes is in the top 5% of his class and seeks any opportunity for academic and personal growth.

“This scholarship means everything to me,” Haynes says. “I don’t have to worry about which school to choose because of the cost; I can go wherever is the best fit for me.”

Each Lilly Endowment Scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private, not-for-profit college or university. The Lilly Endowment created the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program for the 1998-1999 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling over $439 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received this scholarship since the program’s inception.

With this scholarship, Jahdyn hopes to attend Indiana University, Bloomington to study Pre-Law.