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Unity Foundation Awards Record Number of Scholarships for 2020-2021 Academic Year

MICHIGAN CITY, IN — Unity Foundation of La Porte County will award over $250,000 in scholarships to
approximately 215 students from 35 different scholarship funds for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is the
largest number of scholarships and total scholarship distribution in Unity’s history. Since 1992, Unity has
awarded over $5 million dollars in scholarship to La Porte County students.

This year’s recipients represent 10 La Porte County high schools and over 45 colleges and universities across
the country. Unity’s Scholarship Selection Committee chose to award 196 of the 231 applicants.

Shannon Walker, Unity Foundation VP said; “The Scholarship Committee was impressed with the exceptional
quality of our applicants this year. They were delighted to have extra funds this year to reward more students
for their efforts, particularly in the Covid-19 crisis environment. This is a testament to our schools, students
and parents.”

“While Unity loves investing in our students, we can only do this because of our forward-thinking and caring
donors. It’s these unsung heroes whose scholarship funds provide perpetual support to people they have
never met.” said Maggi Spartz, President, Unity Foundation of La Porte County.

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 $30 million in assets, administers more than
325 charitable funds, and has distributed more than $21 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 or call 219-879-0327.

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