Applications are now available online for the 2020 Unity Foundation of La Porte County cycle of scholarships and awards. Deadline for submission is March 12. Scholarships and awards ranging from $250 - $2,500 each are awarded through more than 50 funds at Unity, which is the community foundation serving La Porte County. Scholarship opportunities are available for both graduating seniors and students who already are in college. There are also scholarships for all types of programs, from certificates to doctorate degrees.
To make the application process easier for students and school officials, all applicants can simply go onto www.uflc.net to complete and submit applications and documentation online. The Unity Foundation General Scholarship application was designed to allow students to apply for several different scholarships through one application. The general application evaluates the responses provided and matches applicants with the scholarships for which they may be eligible. Students are encouraged to begin the process early, as transcripts must be downloaded before the application is submitted and some scholarships require verification of club involvement or activities.
Two specialty awards also can be found on the www.uflc.net web site. Each requires nominations of deserving students or adults:
Diane K. Bamberth Memorial Award (Nomination Deadline: March 12) Current graduating La Porte High School seniors 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 leadership, humility, courage, and tenacity, will exhibit 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 Deadline: March 12) Residents of La Porte or Porter County having demonstrated success in moving beyond ordinary citizenship to be an activist in the area of environmental protection. Nominators may be: Community Member, Family Member, Professor/Teacher, Self, Other.
The following additional printable scholarship application forms are available on Unity Foundation’s website:
The Michigan City Chapter of the Drifters Scholarship Application
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.
New Day Foundation's Connie Yagelski-Marhanka Music Scholarship
These scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from La Porte County who are including music in their studies towards a degree or career.
Susan Hay Hemminger Scholarship Foundation Application
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 that includes La Porte County in its boundaries; and accepted/enrolled in a two or four-year undergraduate program at an accredited institution.
Since 1992, Unity Foundation of La Porte County has served donors, nonprofits and local communities. As La Porte County’s community foundation, it manages approximately $32 million in assets, administers more than 325 charitable funds, and has distributed approximately $19 million through direct grants and scholarships. The Council on Foundations has deemed Unity Foundation in compliance with all Indiana and national ethical and operating standards for community foundations.
Unity Foundation’s mission is to strengthen La Porte County now and forever by building permanent endowments; providing leadership; offering philanthropic vehicles for everyone; and, being a catalyst for social and economic vitality. For more information, please visit www.uflc.net or call 219-879-0327.