Local Scholarships

**Open only to current PHS high school seniors
**Applications that must be submitted to PHS Guidance are due by 3:00 p.m. on designated due date

Dollars for Scholars
Award amounts to be determined
Get instruction packet in the guidance office
Applicants must apply online at www.portagehs.dollarsforscholars.org 
Deadline is April 15, 2017

Ethel Jones Journalism Scholarship
One (1) $500 award
Applicants must have participated on the newspaper or yearbook at PHS for at least one academic year
Application on-line or in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the guidance office

Kappa Kappa Kappa-Zeta Mu Chapter
Applicant must rank in top 30% of class
Applicant must have community service experience 
Include two (2) teacher recommendations
Include resume and goal statement
Must use application provided in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Kiwanis Club of  Portage (Myron Fessler Scholarship)
Four (4) $500 awards
Must use application provided in the guidance office
Essay must include details of community service projects you have participated in during high school, your future goals and your career expectations
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

South Haven Lion’s Club
Two (2) awards
One will be awarded to a ROTC member
One will be awarded to a South Haven resident
Application online or in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Porter County Farm Bureau, Inc. Scholarship
Applicant or applicant’s parents/guardians must be a current Farm Bureau member
Applicant must attend an accredited university/college/trade school
Applicants judged on: financial need, academic achievement, personality and character, as well as leadership ability
Official transcript required (Submit request & $2 fee to Mrs. Szabo.  Requires 24 hours!)
Must use application provided in the guidance office
Deadline is March 23, 2017- submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Regional Federal Credit Union 
One (1) $500 award
Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need
Applicant must be pursuing a career in the field of business or education
Application on-line or in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

American Red Cross
One (1) award
Must have participated in Portage High School blood drives
Must submit an essay on the topic of “The Importance of Donating Blood”
Must use application provided in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

PHS Business Department
One (1) $500 award
Applicant must plan to attend an Indiana school and study business
Application in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017- submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Willowcreek Middle School 
Two (1) $500 awards
Applicant must have been a student at Willowcreek Middle School
Include an essay about a Willowcreek staff member who has influenced your life
Must use application in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017- submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Ken Ingram Scholarship
One (1) $1,000 award distributed over four years
Must be pursuing a degree in elementary education
Must have at least a 3.0 grade point average
Must use application in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Rachel Reed Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 award
Applicant must be seeking a degree in education with preference given to special education majors
Applicant must include a letter of reference from a teacher
Application on-line or in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Portage Alumni Association
$750 award
Must have a family member(s) that graduated from Portage High School
Must use application provided in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Theta Gamma Theta
$1,000 award
Applicant must major in a health/medical related field
Application on-line or in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to the Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Fegely Middle School 
$250 award
Applicant must be a former Fegely student 
Application online or in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017- submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Indiana Sheriff’s Association
Must be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member
Must be majoring in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student
Must use application provided in the guidance office or online at www.indianasheriffs.org 
Deadline is April 1, 2017-Must be received by the Sheriff’s Association on or before April 1, 2017

Jim Carpenter Scholarship
Three (3) $750 awards 
Must write a minimum 500-800 word essay on how a person close to you with cancer or another life-altering illness has impacted your life
Application in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Portage Association of Teachers
Two (2) $1,200 scholarships
Applicant must major in education with intent to become a classroom teacher
Must use applications provided in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Regional Federal Credit Union Next Generation Scholarship
One (1) $500 award
Must include a 250 word double-spaced essay about “why saving money is important”
Must use application provided in the guidance office
Deadline is March 15, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Portage Parks Foundation
Two (2) $500 awards
No specific requirements
Application online or in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary
Applicant must be a senior pursuing a degree in the medical field and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Applicant must demonstrate community and work involvement
Include transcript (Submit request & $2 fee to Mrs. Szabo.  Requires 24 hours!)
Must use application provided in the guidance office
Deadline is 3:00 p.m. on March 30, 2017—Must be delivered directly to St. Mary Med Center gift shop

Valparaiso Family YMCA Foundation Scholarship
Two (2) $1,500 awards
Must submit an official transcript and official notification of SAT/ACT scores
Must submit  a copy of your student aid report from FAFSA
Must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school representative
Application in the guidance office
Deadline is March 11, 2017-Applications must be mailed to: (must be received by March 11)
Debra Koeppen, V.P. Chief Development Officer
Valparaiso Family YMCA
1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Gill Dold English Educators Award

One (1) $1,500 award
Must be an exceptional student in English or Journalism
Application in the guidance office
Deadline is April 7, 2017-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East Guidance Office

Red Ribbon 
$500 award
Applicants must submit a completed student application form
Applicants must submit an essay entitled "How Being Drug Free Has Influenced My Life"
Applicants must provide a parent letter of recommendation
Applicants must provide a teacher, counselor or club sponsor recommendation
Applicants must be actively involved in student related activities to promote a drug free life style, (such as SADD, Natural Helpers, etc)
Must use application provided in the guidance office
Applications must be received no later than April 7, 2017 (not postmarked by):  
Mail to:
Porter County Red Ribbon Scholarship
% Porter County Substance Abuse Council
57 South Michigan
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Chesterton Art Center Scholarship
$1,000 award
Applicants must plan to major in art or art education in the fall of 2017
Applicants must sent a letter of intent to the Chesterton Art Center (details are on the information sheet)
Applicants must submit a portfolio of work (details are on the information sheet)
All materials must be submitted to the Art Center no later than April 7 by 3:00 p.m.
Information sheet available in the guidance office

Porter-Starke Services Foundation
Impact Scholarship Award- Four (4) awards given to high schools in Porter and Starke counties
Applications are available electronically and can be downloaded and printed directly from www.porterstarke.org/scholarships.  Handwritten forms will not be considered.
Include transcript (Submit request & $2 fee to Mrs. Szabo.  Requires 24 hours!)
Application must be postmarked by March 31, 2017 to:
Porter Starke Services Foundation
Attn:  Jessica McFadden
601Wall Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383

NLMK Steel Group
  (5) $1,000 awards
  No specific requirements
  Application available in the guidance office
  Deadline is April 7, 2016-submit applications to Mrs. Johnson in the East guidance office