Porter County Community Foundation

At the Porter County Community Foundation

we put the power to do good in your hands. Together we build a stronger Porter County.



2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars (left to right) Emma Stricker, Austin Rocha, & Kelley Hershberger

Through the generosity of many donors, the Porter County Community Foundation continues to make a difference in the lives of young people by awarding scholarships to ease the financial burden for post-secondary education.

Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded 332 scholarships to deserving students throughout Porter County.

The Foundation awards scholarships throughout Porter County. Criteria may include financial need, academic accomplishment, ability to communicate, motivation/desire to succeed, activities/leadership, and capacity to succeed. Students may also be asked to provide letters of recommendation and a short essay. To apply or learn more about the criteria, talk with your high school guidance counselor.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships

Lilly Endowment Inc. has provided scholarships that provide 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. If the program is continued, applications will be available in the high school Guidance Office in late October of each year.

The 2017 recipients are:

  • Sam Soucie (Washington Township High School)
  • Elizabeth Palmer (Kouts High School)
  • Robert Kreloff (Valparaiso High School)

Porter County Community Foundation Scholarships

Understanding the importance of education, the Porter County Community Foundation provides scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 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.

Porter County Health Occupations Scholarship 

The Porter County Health Occupations Scholarship is open to students who are in good standing at an Indiana accredited public or private college, university, or technical school. The student applying must be enrolled in a health-related field of study. Eligibility requirements, further instructions, and application deadline can be found on the scholarship application below.

Porter County Health Occupations Scholarship Application

Scholarship Funds

If you would like to establish or contribute to a scholarship fund with the Foundation, please contact info@portercountyfoundation.org