Unity Foundation Scholarship Descriptions
Applicants must be a five-year member of a 4-H Horse & Pony club, and a current member of La Porte County E-Z Riders. The other four years can come from any sanctioned 4-H Horse and Pony club and does not need to be consecutive years. Applicants must be in good academic standing and pursuing a certification or undergraduate degree from an accredited, tax-exempt college, university, or trade school. Recipients must enroll as full-time students.
Don and Bev were advocates of the Cass and Dewey Township Schools until his death in 2015.
This scholarship is established to honor Don’s 32 years of service as a school bus driver and to ensure the couple’s legacy will continue to have a positive effect on LaCrosse High School students for years to come.
Richard and Tracy Krause Scholarship
This scholarship is established to help future New Prairie High School students pursue their dream of a college education.
Richard was a 1968 graduate of New Carlisle High School. He grew up in Hudson Township and enjoyed living near the lake and helping in his family’s business in Hudson Lake. Upon graduation, he received a scholarship that allowed him to attend college and change his future.
Residents of La Porte County pursuing a post-secondary education. Preferences: U.S Veterans, adults re-entering the education system, and those striving to gain specific training or credentials to improve career opportunities.
Dr. Edwin and Alice Mueller created this generous scholarship to encourage active involvement in community affairs and to help La Porte students advance their education. Students earning the Dr. Edwin C. & Alice J. Mueller Scholarship must attend a public college or university and are seen as most likely to be successful in college and their chosen field.
Dr. Rocke was founder of Kesling and Rocke Orthodontics and was a pioneer in his field. Robert and Dorothy Rocke were strong community supporters.
Irvin and Peg Swanson Scholarship
This scholartship has been established in memory of Irvin and Peg Swanson by their family. Both Mr. and Mrs. Swanson were helped as young people and this is their way of repaying that generous help. The Irvin and Peg Swanson Scholarship is awarded to hard working students who are involved in their community and are willing to step up and take on a leadership role.
John and Florene Troyer were lifelong educators who established this scholarship for Michigan City graduates who are most likely to succeed in their area of study. John & Florene led lives of helping others as educators and volunteers for many organizations. John passed away in 2018 and Florene still lives in Michigan City.
Residents of La Porte County pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited, tax-exempt college or university. Applicants Recipients must be in good academic standing and will demonstrate a desire to benefit themselves & others through education. Recipients must enroll as a full-time or part-time student.
The primary purpose of the Jan Nona Environmental Stewardship Award is to honor “students” or “teachers inspiring students” in the Michigan City area, who move beyond being an ordinary citizen and become involved in environmental issues in the community.