Scholarships

Apply for a Scholarship

In partnership with our generous donors, the Porter County Community Foundation awards thousands of dollars annually to help students achieve their educational goals. If you’re interested in pursuing a post-secondary education, PCCF probably has a scholarship to help you realize your dream.

For eligibility requirements and instructions on how to apply for each scholarship, please download each scholarship’s application.

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded scholarships providing full tuition and fees to any college or university in the state of Indiana including $900 each year for books since 1998. The continuation of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program is decided on an annual basis. 

Applications are available in high school guidance offices in late August each year.

Appreciating the importance of education, PCCF provides scholarships for Porter County students each year. These scholarships are awarded in conjunction with the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application process as well as through the Porter County Career & Technical Education Center. 

• Delta Theta Tau Scholarship
• Kappa Kappa Kappa Iota Chapter Scholarship
• Porter County Community Foundation Scholarship
• Mark and Bonnie Seaman Family Scholarship
• Harlan A. Siegesmund Liberty Township Alumni Scholarship
• Tom and Georgia Bricker Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: March 15, 2025

The BCC Joseph E. Costanza Law Scholarship is open to second or third-year law students intending to practice law in Northwest Indiana after graduation.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2025

The Harriet Baxter Scholarship is open to residents of Porter County enrolled in Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. 

Application Deadline: March 31, 2025

The Arthur O. Davis 4-H Horse & Pony Scholarship is open to students who have participated in the Horse & Pony Program for at least six years.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2024

Download Application

The Don Quijote Scholarship is open to students who are accepted to a language/cultural enrichment travel program in a Spanish-speaking country or an immersion program in the United States.

Fall applications accepted: August 15-September 30

Spring applications accepted: February 25- March 30

Download Application

The Health Occupations Scholarship is open to students from Porter County who are in good standing at a college, university, or technical school and enrolled in a health-related field of study.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2025

The Philip A. Maxwell Family Agriculture Scholarship is open to students graduating from a Porter County high school in 2024 and pursuing a baccalaureate degree in the field of agriculture. 

Application Deadline: March 31, 2025

The Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant Scholarships are open to students pursuing a nursing, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant degree.

• Mary E. Bartz Memorial Scholarship
• John and Linnea Forchetti Family Nursing Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2025

The Porter County Medical Society Scholarships are open to Porter County students enrolled in medical school.

• Porter County Medical Society Scholarship
• Henry George Poncher Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2025

The Valparaiso Chain of Lakes Environmental Scholarship is open to students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in a field of study related to the environment.

The American Association of University Women, Valparaiso Affiliate will award scholarship(s) up to $4,000 for use in the school year 2024-2025.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2025

Additional Resources

High School Guidance Counselor

Many local scholarships distribute applications through high school guidance offices or career centers. Check with your high school guidance counselor to see if any scholarships are available.

Fast Web

Fastweb is the leading online resource for finding scholarships and can assist you in searching a vast database of scholarships.

FAFSA

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for federal and state student aid. The application becomes available January 1 and should be filled out no later than March 10 for students to be considered for state-based aid in Indiana.

Give to a Scholarship Fund

If you wish to help students further their education beyond high school, consider making a tax-deductible gift to a PCCF scholarship fund. Our scholarship funds allow you to invest in our future leaders.

Questions? Let's Connect.

Together, we can create a more vibrant community for Porter County to thrive.

Caroline Schrenker

Director of Operations
219.465.0294
Caroline@PCCF.gives

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