Additional Scholarship Resources

Additional Scholarship Resources

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.

Service League of Michigan City, Indiana Endowment Fund Scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2024

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. Applications are also available at the Service League building on 301 E. Garfield Street, Michigan City, Indiana.  Service League is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 AM-12 noon and 1 PM to 4 PM.  Other questions regarding the scholarship can be answered by calling 219-872-1144.

The Michigan City Promise Scholarship

Deadline: June 7, 2024

The Michigan City Promise Scholarship awards eligible Michigan City High School students with a scholarship to help defray the cost of tuition for post-secondary education. The Scholarship is funded through Michigan City funding and from generous donations from the corporate sector of Michigan City. Michigan City Promise Scholarship offers up to $5,000 per year, renewable for 4 years, to eligible MCHS seniors who will be attending a regionally accredited college, university, post-secondary educational program or vocational school in the State of Indiana.

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

Deadline: July 31, 2024

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.

The deadline has passed on the below opportunities.

GoodMan Plumbing 2023 Scholarship Award

Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023

GoodMan Plumbing is awarding $1000.00 scholarships to two high school seniors continuing their education through a trade apprenticeship program. This scholarship is open to all senior students currently attending any La Porte County high school.

Michigan City Human Rights Commission: Judi Huber Educational Scholarship Award

Deadline: May 19, 2023

This scholarship is awarded to a Michigan City, graduating senior in a public, private or homeschool setting who accepts his/her obstacles and or challenges while focusing on the positive aspirations of advanced education.

Michigan City Human Rights Commission: Hawkins-Williams Educational Scholarship Award

Deadline: May 19, 2023

The winner of the Hawkins-Williams Scholarship will receive $1,000. The contest is open to any graduating high school senior attending school within the Michigan City Area Schools boundaries.

Minority Horizon Bank (Midyear) Scholarship

Deadline: January 16, 2024

Horizon Bank is excited to offer the Minority Scholarship Program. This scholarship is designed to encourage minorities to a pursue higher education while assisting to fund such an endeavor.

Hoosier Educators Scholarship & Next Generation Hoosier Minority Educators Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2024

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is now accepting applications for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, which provides up to $40,000 of financial aid to aspiring teachers. Learn more here.

Anita F. Boorda Scholarship For the Performing Arts Application

Deadline: February 15, 2024

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.

Rotary Club of La Porte Leigh Morris Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2024

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

Franciscan Health Michigan City Medical Staff Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2024

Inspired by the life and career of Dr. Ikeadi Maurice Ndukwu, to honor the memories and continue the legacies of the many doctors who gave years of service to our community, Franciscan Health Michigan City’s Medical Staff has established the Medical Staff Memorial Scholarship to provide scholarship assistance to La Porte County high school seniors pursuing a healthcare career.

Rotary Club Of Michigan City Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 22, 2024

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.

Indiana Retired Teachers Association Foundation

Deadline: April 1, 2024

Each year the Indiana Retired Teachers Association Foundation awards 10 scholarships to help promote the teaching profession and assist college students who have a passion for the classroom. Scholarships are awarded to juniors or seniors in an Indiana college or university who are in a program leading to a degree in education.

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

Deadline: April 8, 2024

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 Edward L. Burke Law School Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2024

The BCC Edward L. Burke Law School Scholarship is awarded to a 2nd or 3rd year law student from Lake, Porter, Jasper, La Porte, or Newton counties in Indiana. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Awarded scholarship can be used for tuition, books, and required fees.

BCC Joseph E. Costanza Law Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2024

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

Susan Hay Hemminger Scholarship Application

Deadline: May 1, 2024

The Susan Hay Hemminger Scholarship Foundation is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit, private educational foundation that awards partial tuition scholarships to eligible applicants who are: legal residents of La Porte County; graduates of a high school district that includes LaPorte County in its boundaries; and accepted/enrolled in a two- or four-year undergraduate program at an accredited institution. Award criteria include financial need, academic achievement, community service/leadership, and ability/commitment.

Michigan City First United Methodist Church Scholarship Application

Deadline: May 2, 2024

Each spring, First United Methodist Church of Michigan City offers 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. 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 or (219) 362-1421.

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.