Designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a national college-readiness system serving nearly 700 students in Lawrence Township. The Foundation has funded the program since 2000 with significant support from our partner, USA Funds. The AVID program successfully prepares high school students who are “in the middle” for post-secondary education. The program has a 98% high school graduation rate and a 90%-plus college acceptance rate. In 2012, AVID student, Teresa Boone, LCHS Senior and was awarded the Dell Scholarship. The Scholarship is endowed by the Dell Corporation and has been awarded to 300 high school seniors, per year, since its inception in 2007. Since 2007, there have only been four students from Indiana to win the scholarship - Teresa is also the first AVID student from the state of Indiana to win the award.