Unity Foundation scholarship applications must be completed through our online process. Unity Foundation utilizes one common application to apply for most scholarships. Five additional “unique” scholarship and award applications are also available.  Application links and updated information can be found below.

Community scholarship applications will be available January 2017.

Unity Foundation Common Application

This application is open.  Deadline is March 31, 2017

The common application was designed to allow students to apply for several different scholarships at once by evaluating the responses provided and matching applicants with the scholarships for which they may be eligible. This saves the applicant time by requiring only one application to be completed for most Unity Foundation scholarships. Upon selecting the above link, the applicant will be directed through the selection and account creation process. It is critical to read all directions provided and, when prompted, complete the Community Scholarship Common Application FIRST.


Robert J. Hiler Memorial Scholarship Application 

This application is currently open.  Deadline is March 31,2017

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


This application is currently open. Deadline is March 31, 2017.

Current graduating 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.

Kelly-Prentiss Scholarship Application

This application is currently open. Deadline is March 31, 2017.

Current or former residents of La Porte County having graduated from a high school serving La Porte County. Applicants must be completing their third year of education at an accredited medical or osteopathic school.

Nomination Applications:

Diane K. Bamberth Memorial Award Nomination Form

This application is currently open. Deadline is March 31, 2017.

Current graduating 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


This application is currently open. Deadline is March 31, 2017.

Residents of La Porte or Porter County having demonstrated success in moving beyond ordinary citizenship to activist in the area of environmental protection. Nominators may be: Community Member, Family Member, Professor/Teacher, Self, Other