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Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship- Applications are now being accepted. This scholarship is for students who plan on earning a degree in the education field and provides up to $7,500 annually. Students who receive this scholarship must commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after earning their degree.  To qualify for this scholarship, students need to either be in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT or graduate in the highest 20 percent of their class. Students interested in applying for the scholarship need to apply by November 30, 2018 at

4-H Scholarships available
 See link for details.

offering a $3000 scholarship.  See for more information.  Due 6/30/18 

LaPorte County Farm Bureau Scholarship-
$500 scholarships will be awarded to students residing or attending school in LaPorte County. See Ms. Walden for details. Due 5/1/18 

LaCrosse Alumni Association Scholarship-
2 $500 scholarships will be awarded.  See Ms. Walden for the application. Due 

Neil Thompson Memorial Scholarship-
This is a $1,000 scholarship for any La Porte County high school senior who is going to a college or university next year who is pursuing a career in a law enforcement or criminal justice field.
 See Ms. Walden for application and details. Due 4/27/18

Lions Club Scholarship-
See Ms. Walden for application. Due 

Construction Advancement Foundation-
awarding scholarships to Northwest Indiana students who are pursuing a career in construction management, engineering, or a related field within construction.  The scholarships for undergraduates are $2,500 per year and can be renewed for up to four years for a maximum of $10,000. Application can be found online at

Healthcare Foundation of LaPorte- A total of $33,150 will be awarded in 2018, with individuals receiving scholarships that range from $500 to $3,000. For all scholarships, students must be pursuing careers in health and wellness fields and be enrolled at an accredited university, college or similar higher learning institute. You must apply at

Susan Hay 
Hemminger Scholarship Foundation- 1 Year tuition only scholarship given to LaPorte County residents and who are accepted to pursue a 2 or 4 year undergraduate degree.  Please see Ms. Walden for application and additional details.  Due 4/15/18

Jerry Karstens Athletic Scholarship-
must be a graduating senior in a LaPorte County area school. Must be enrolled in college and applicant must have participated in at least one sport during senior year.  Please see Ms. Walden for application and additional details.  
Due 4/6/18

Best Mattress Reviews Scholarship- $1,000 scholarship awarded to current high school seniors, current college students and graduate students.  You can view the details at  

District 1 Farm Bureau Scholarship-
Scholarship applications are available at For more info, see Ms. Walden.  Due 3/1/18

Unity Foundation Common Application
 (Application Deadline: March 31, 2018)- The common application was designed to allow students to apply for several different scholarships through one application. The common application evaluates the responses provided and matches applicants with the scholarships for which they may be eligible. The common application saves students time by requiring only one application to be completed for most Unity Foundation scholarships.  When the student goes through the initial questions on the website and is then matched to various scholarships, they should choose to complete the Common Application first as it will auto-fill into the other applications.  To start the process, they should use the GREEN Begin Search button on the page that this links to:



Additional scholarships administered by Unity Foundation of La Porte County:


Robert J Hiler Memorial Scholarship (Opening mid-January – Deadline March 31, 2018)- Scholarships for natural or legally adopted children of a Hiler Industries employee. Employee must have worked for Hiler Industries for at least one (1) year.  Applicants must be in good academic standing and be pursuing an undergraduate bachelor degree from an accredited, tax-exempt college or university.  Recipients must enroll as full-time students.


Kabelin Family Scholarship Application  (Application Deadline: March 31, 2018)- Current graduating high school seniors who have a blood- or marriage-related parent or grandparent employed at Kabelin Ace Hardware for a minimum of two years OR have themselves worked at Kabelin Ace Hardware for a minimum of one year.  Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited, tax-exempt college or university. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate achievement based on academics, extra-curricular activities, community involvement, and employment history.


Diane K. Bamberth Memorial Award Nomination Form (Nomination Deadline: March 31, 2018)- Current graduating high school seniors of La Porte High School pursuing an undergraduate bachelor degree from an accredited, tax-exempt college or university. Applicants will demonstrate the courage and character of Diane Kay Bamberth through community service, leadership, humility, courage, tenacity, and has exhibited strength through diversity, and a strong moral fiber. Recipients must enroll as full-time students. Nominators may be: Colleague, Clergy, Community Member, Family Member, Professor/Teacher, Other.


Jan Nona Environmental Stewardship Award Nomination Form (Nomination Deadline: March 31, 2018)- Residents of La Porte or Porter County having demonstrated success in moving beyond ordinary citizenship to activist in the area of environmental protection. This is not for studetns only; it is also for adults.  Students may even wish to nominate a teacher.  The award is made to a non-profit in honor of the recipient. Nominators may be: Community Member, Family Member, Professor/Teacher, Self, Other.

Additional printable scholarship application forms available on Unity Foundation’s website: 

New Day Foundation’s Connie Yagelski-Marhanka Music Scholarship Application (Postmark Deadline: April 6, 2018)- These scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors of La Porte County who are including music in their studies towards a degree or career. Applicants must download the scholarship application and mail printed application, essay, and transcript to: New Day Foundation, Scholarship Committee, 8101 W Country Lane, Michigan City, IN 46360.


Susan Hay Hemminger Scholarship Foundation Application (Postmark Deadline: April 15, 2018)- There are four award criteria: financial need, academic achievement, community service / leadership, and ability & commitment. Applicants must be legal residents of La Porte County, Indiana, graduates of a high school district the includes La Porte County in its boundaries, and accepted/enrolled in a two- or four-year undergraduate program at an accredited institution. Applications must be downloaded and mailed to: Susan Hay Hemminger Scholarship PO Box 9242 Michigan City, IN 46361.

The Michigan City Chapter of the Drifters Scholarship Application (Postmark Deadline: April 15, 2018) -The Greater Michigan City Chapter of the Drifters, Inc. is offering this scholarship to local area students in effort to financially assist a distinguished African-American and/or other minority undergraduate student of Michigan City High School pursuing higher education. This application must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2018.

Donald and Beverly Guse Scholarship- Must be a graduate of LaCrosse High School.  Additional details and eligibility requirements are available at

Connie Yagelski-Marhanka NewDay Scholarship-
$ 1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who are including music in their studies towards a degree or career.  See Ms. Walden for the application.  Due 4/6/18

Operation Round Up Scholarship- There are 2 $2000 scholarships and 4 $1000 scholarships available. Students must be enrolled as a senior in high school, who plans to attend an accredited post-secondary school and who has a parent or legal guardian that is a consumer of 
Kankakee Valley REMC and participating in Operations Round Up as of Feb 1, 2018.  See Ms. Walden for application. Due 3/1/18

Co-Alliance Solutions Scholarship-Twenty students will be recipients of a one-time $1,000 scholarship based on the following criteria: 1. They will graduate in the spring 2. Parents or Grandparents are members of one of the 5 member co-ops 3. They will study Ag in college 4. 500 word minimum essay on the topic of believing in ag and how you plan to change it.  You can see Ms. Walden for the application or find it at 3/1/18

Local 150 Food Bank Scholarship- 
Local 150 Operating Engineers would like to build the future of the Operating Engineers by supporting those who aspire to further their education with the help of the Local 150 Food Bank Scholarship.  All parts of the application can be found at
 Due 2/19/18

Beta Sigma Psi- Do you know a worthy young man who will be starting his studies at Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, or another 4 year college or University in the Fall? Beta Sigma Psi is offering scholarships to help cover tuition and fees.  Applicants should be male members of a Lutheran congregation who are interested in living up the ideals of being a Christian Gentleman.  1. Martin Luther Scholarship- $2, 000   2. Christian Leadership Award- $1,500   visit  for all applications.  Due 2/17/17.

FFA Scholarships- 
many scholarships available for agriculture students at  Due 2/1/18

Knights of Pythias Scholarship-
 $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior who must have a 3.0 GPA, must submit SAT scores, must be registered at a college or university and must fill out the application at www.  Due 1/25/18

Tricia's Scholarship Fund-
Must be a current resident of Northwest Indiana who is enrolling in a nursing education program.  The amount and number of scholarships is TBD. See Ms. Walden for the application. Due 1/12/18

Real World Design Challenge Scholarship-
$50, 000 – 7 Awards. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be currently enrolled in grade 9-12. Applications can be found at Due 11/17/17

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship -
$50,000 – 500 Awards. Student must be a high school senior and a citizen of the United States. Must be related to a member of the Elks. 
can be found at Due 11/30/17

Easton/NFAA Scholarship Program -
$5,000 – 5 Awards. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be applying to be a full time student at a 2 or 4 year college/university or a technical training college. Apply online at Due 12/31/17

Meidacom Scholarship- 18 Seniors who reside in Mediacom serviced communities are eligible to apply for one of fifty-five - $1,000 World Class Scholarships. Scholarship recipients are given the flexibility to use the financial award to support educational expenses for higher educational training from any accredited post-secondary institution starting in the fall of 2018. Award selection is based on academic achievement and leadership. Apply online at Due 2/16/18

Rotary Club of La Porte- John and Helen Haverstock Memorial Scholarship. Due 3/31/18



Trades Scholarships: 

Union Plus Scholarship - $4,000 – 100 Awards. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be a dependent child of current and/or retired members of participating unions and at least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s parent. Due 1/31/18

2017 Technicians in Residential Plumbing, HVAC, or Electrical Scholarship & 2017 Troops to Trades Training Grants and Scholarships 

Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship-

Women in Skilled Trades Scholarship Program

National Housing Endowment Student Scholarships

World Plumbing Council Scholarship Program

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers Scholarships