In addition to the scholarships Unity administers, the below opportunities are available for La Porte County students and/or graduates.  Please reach out to the listed contact or organization for more information.

Urban League of Northwest Indiana Scholarship Opportunities

Various Deadlines

The Urban League of Northwest Indiana has various scholarship opportunities available for northwest Indiana students. Visit their website to learn more, check eligibility requirements, and apply. 

Alpha Delta Kappa Grant

February 3, 2022

The Alpha Delta Kappa teacher sorority is offering a $750 grant to a college junior majoring in education. The winning application is also sent to the state grant committee which will select two recipients for a $1,000 grant each. Along with the application, applicants must provide two letters of professional recommendation and one personal. Applications must be received by February 3. For an application, send your name and address to Diane Woolever at  dianeted2334@gmail.com.

Rotary Club of La Porte Leigh Morris Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

Deadline Friday, February 28, 2022

The Scholarship is named for Leigh Morris, who served Rotary and the community in many leadership roles for decades. The focus of it is to encourage the young people to prepare to be leaders of tomorrow. Rotary is encouraging new graduates from La Porte High School, South Central, New Prairie and Tri-Township Schools to apply for a Leigh Morris Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship. Awards will be heavily focused on recognizing and supporting young women and men who demonstrate leadership ability, more so than academic standing alone. For more information on the Rotary Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program, or to learn more about Rotary Club of La Porte, please visit https://www.rotaryoflaporte.org/.

Anita F. Boorda Scholarship for the Performing Arts Application

Deadline Monday, March 1, 2022

The Anita F. Boorda Scholarship for the Performing Arts aims to support high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in Performing Arts, Music, Theatre, Dance or Production. Students must be a resident of St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko, Fulton, Pulaski, Starke or La Porte Counties in Indiana or Berrien or Cass Counties in Michigan; graduate with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 (4.0 scale) from an accredited high school by June 30 of the year of application; and plan to attend an accredited tax-exempt college or university to pursue a degree in Performing Arts, Music Theatre, Dance or Production through a full-time course of study. Preference will be given to students engaged in the performing arts during their high school career.

New Day Foundation’s Connie Yagelski-Marhanka Music Scholarship Application

Deadline April 8, 2022

These scholarships will be awarded to graduating 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, 2334 Tinkers Way, Michigan City, IN 46360.

BCC Joseph E. Costanza Law Scholarship

Deadline Friday, April 15, 2022

The BCC Joseph E. Costanza Law Scholarship is awarded to a graduate from a high school in Lake, Jasper, Porter, La Porte or Newton counties entering the 2nd or 3rd year of law school with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. The applicant must intend to practice law in Northwest Indiana upon graduation. The application must be accompanied by an official law school transcript. For more information visit pccf.gives/students.

Rotary Club of Michigan City Foundation Scholarship

Deadline April 15, 2022

The Rotary Club of Michigan City Foundation Scholarship is in honor of J.M. Ruby, Robert Schwartz, and A. K. Smith. Two (2) graduating high school seniors will be awarded $2,000 each, payable directly to their post-secondary college account. Applicants must live in the geographic area served by the Michigan City Area Schools. Dependents of a member of Rotary Club of Michigan City are not eligible for this scholarship. 

Service League of Michigan City, Indiana Endowment Fund Scholarship

Deadline June 1, 2022

The Service League of Michigan City established a $1,000.00 scholarship to be awarded to a student who is currently enrolled in a nursing program or in a post-secondary program in the area of physical or occupational therapy. To request an application email Service League at slofmc@att.net or stop by the Service League building located on 301 E. Garfield Street in Michigan City on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays between the hours of 9 AM-12 noon and 1 PM-4PM. Other questions regarding the scholarship can be answered by calling 219-872-1144.

The deadline has passed on the below opportunities. Please check back often for updates.

Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Scholarships

The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) takes great pride in offering scholarship awards to students in our community. In addition to multiple scholarships available through the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte, HFL is pleased to present additional scholarship opportunities funded by the La Porte Hospital Auxiliary

The Michigan City Chapter of the Drifters Scholarship Application

 Deadline April 2, 2021

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.

BCC Edward L. Burke Law School Scholarship

Deadline Friday, April 30, 2021

The BCC Edward L. Burke Law School Scholarship is awarded to a 2nd or 3rd year law student from Lake, Jasper, Porter, La Porte or Newton counties in Indiana. The application must be accompanied by: an official copy of the student’s law transcript, minimum GPA of 3.0, a copy of their FAFSA or law school financial aid application, and a personal statement about why student will practice law in Northwest Indiana. This scholarship only applies to tuition, books and required fees. Students may reapply for the scholarship the following year.

The Donald A. Zalac, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund II

Deadline May 31, 2021

The Donald A. Zalac, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund II is a fund held, administered and distributed for the benefit of students attending or admitted to Butler University.

Michigan City First United Methodist Church Scholarship Application

Deadline June 3, 2021

Each spring, First United Methodist Church of Michigan City offers a number of endowed scholarships to students entering an accredited college or trade school, as well as those who are continuing or resuming their education, regardless of age.  Five of these awards are now open to the community.  All scholarships are listed on a single application form, each having its own set of eligibility requirements.  For more information, contact Higher Education Committee chair Sue Cassler at susan.cassler@comcast.net or (219) 362-1421.