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Why File?

Filing the FAFSA is the first step in getting money for college. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine eligibility for federal grants, loans, and work-study programs. Filing a FAFSA is also a requirement to qualify for other scholarship and grant programs, including 21st Century Scholars, the Michigan City Promise Scholarship, and financial aid offered by colleges.

Deadline

The Indiana State deadline to file the FAFSA is March 10. The Federal deadline is June 30.

Local Scholarship Opportunities

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21st Century Scholars

Provides students up to four years of undergraduate tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana. Also provides some funding for private colleges and for-profit schools. Important: you must apply in the 7th or 8th grade.

Requirements:

  • Be a member of a family below the maximum income for eligibility
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete the Scholar Success Program, twelve mandated pre-college activities
  • Graduate with at least a Core 40 high school diploma
  • Refrain from using illegal drugs or alcohol, and do not commit a crime or delinquent act
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Michigan City Promise Scholarship

Offers up to $5,000 per year, renewable for 4 years to attend a regionally accredited college, university, post-secondary educational program or vocational school in the state of Indiana.

Requirements:

  • Graduate from Michigan City High School with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Parents or guardian of student must be a homeowner in Michigan City city limits
  • Complete a total of 40 hours of community service in high school
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Michigan City Scholarship Foundation

Awards scholarships to students in the Michigan City area based on financial need, scholastic record, motivation and ability to succeed.

Unity Foundation Scholarship

Unity Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: March 31

Unity Foundation of La Porte County administers over 40 unique scholarship programs. Awards range from $250 to $2,500, with the majority at $1,000. Some scholarship funds make one award each year, while others make multiple awards.

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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Deadline: September 1

Awarded to two outstanding LaPorte County students. Provides full-tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at any public or private college or university in Indiana accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Susan Hay Hemminger Scholarship

Deadline:  April 15

Awards 1-year scholarships of up to $5,000 to selected legal residents of LaPorte County who attend or graduated from a high school within LaPorte County and are accepted or enrolled full-time to pursue a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree at an accredited college or technical school. Award winners will demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, service & leadership, and ability & commitment.

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Hawkins-Williams Educational Scholarship Award

Deadline: April 21

$1,000 award granted by the Michigan City Human Rights Commission to one graduating senior from Michigan City. Criteria for selection includes human rights/community involvement, an essay on a Humanitarian of the Year, academic or achieved educational goals, and extracurricular activities.

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Judi Huber Educational Scholarship

Deadline: April 21

$1,000 award to a Michigan City graduating senior in a public, private or home school settings who accepts his/her obstacles and/or challenges while focusing on the positive aspirations of advanced education.

Contact:
Michigan City Human Rights Commission
100 E. Michigan Blvd.
Michigan City, IN  46360

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Patch-Harborside Heritage Scholarship

Deadline: April 21

$500 non-renewable scholarship given to a Michigan City applicant enrolled in college for the upcoming school year. Application requires an essay on the history of the Patch and Harborside Era.

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Women in Leadership of LaPorte County Scholarship

Awards two scholarships up to $500 annually to deserving female residents of LaPorte County. One scholarship is given to a recent high school graduate, and one scholarship to an adult pursuing continued education.

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Jan Nona Environmental Stewardship Award

Deadline: March 31

$500 award for student or teacher who most exemplifies the tenacity, zeal, and spirit of Jan Nona in advocating for environmental stewardship, and are most likely to continue in their work to help their neighbors and their environments.

Patrolman Neil G. Thompson

Neil G. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Award

Deadline: April 15

$1,000 scholarship for one high school senior who is the son or daughter of a LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department employee, active Sheriff’s Lake Patrol member, Sheriff’s Posse member, or Reserve Deputy.

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First Trust Credit Union Scholarship

Deadline:  March 31

Two $1,000 scholarships per branch awarded to students who are a member of First Trust Credit Union. The first $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior pursuing a four year degree. The second $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior pursuing an Apprenticeship, Associates, or Certification in a selected field.

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Kabelin Family Scholarship

Deadline: March 31

$1,000 scholarship awards for qualifying students who have been employed by Kabelin Ace Hardware for at least one year, or whose parent or grandparent has been employed by Kabelin Ace Hardware for at least two years.

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Michigan City High School Scholarship Page

Scholarship and award applications.

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Indiana State Financial Aid

Information on the Frank O’Bannan Grant, Adult Student Grant, Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship, 21st Century Scholarship, EARN Indiana program, financial aid for military and public safety officer, financial aid for teachers, and more.

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College Board Scholarship Search

Find scholarships, financial aid, and internships. Get scholarship matches based on your personal need, academic achievements, and other qualifying factors.

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Scholarship search site that includes more than 1.5 million scholarships. Matches students with potential scholarships based on their profile.

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