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.

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.

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 deadline has passed on the below opportunities.

The Michigan City Promise Scholarship

Deadline: June 2, 2023

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.

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.

NWI AHEC Scholars Program

Deadline: September 18, 2022

Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) work to improve the quality of health care in rural and underserved communities. The AHEC Scholars program will prepare students to more effectively enter the health professions workforce. AHEC Scholars is designed specifically for applicants who have a strong interest in providing care to those living in rural and medically underserved communities across Indiana in positions such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, public health practitioners, physical therapists, social workers, and other allied health occupations. All of the program details and application to apply can be found online: nwiahecscholars/apply-now.

Rotary Club of La Porte Leigh Morris Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2023

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

Anita F. Boorda Scholarship For the Performing Arts Application

Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2023

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.

Fransiscan Health Michigan City Medical Staff Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Inspired by the life and career of Dr. Ikeadi Maurice Ndukwu and 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 Franciscan Health Michigan City Medical Staff Memorial Scholarship to provide scholarship assistance to La Porte County high school seniors pursuing a healthcare career. Scholarship applications are available from guidance offices in La Porte County high schools.

Rotary Club Of Michigan City Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 24, 2023

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.

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.

Indiana Retired Teachers Association Foundation

Deadline: April 1, 2023

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.

BCC Joseph E. Costanza Law Scholarship

Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2023

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

BCC Edward L. Burke Law School Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2023

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.

Michigan City First United Methodist Church Scholarship Application

Deadline: May 4, 2023

Each spring, First United Methodist Church of Michigan City offers a number of scholarships to students entering an accredited college or trade school, as well as those who are continuing or resuming their education, regardless of age.  Six of these awards are now open to the community.  For more information, contact Higher Education Committee Chair Sue Cassler at or (219) 362-1421.

Susan Hay Hemminger Scholarship Application

Deadline: May 15, 2023

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 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.

The Michigan City Chapter of the Drifters Workshop

High School Seniors seeking out scholarship assistance may complete this form. Several scholarships are geared towards first generation students, need and discipline. To be a part of updates and an email list, please fill out this form. School email addresses may be blocked. Deadlines are approaching fast. Start getting your letters of recommendations together.

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

Deadline: July 31, 2023

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.

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.