Legacy Foundation is distributing more than $350,000 in college scholarship funds for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Legacy Foundation, Lake County’s philanthropic partner, manages more than 25 scholarship programs among its $38 million in assets. The Foundation’s scholarship committees, comprised of community volunteers, annually review applications from hundreds of high-school seniors and current college students.
“One of Legacy Foundation’s most important roles is to support and encourage educational attainment. Scholarships help students achieve their goals,” said Harry J. Vande Velde III, president and chief executive officer of Legacy Foundation. “Diverse groups of dozens of volunteers from throughout the community are engaged in selecting worthy recipients of scholarship awards, based on the many accomplishments of these young people and the promise they show for their college careers and beyond.”
Among the scholarship programs managed by Legacy Foundation are the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships for Lake County and the Legacy Scholarships. Awards from those programs for 2011 have been previously announced.
Additional scholarships, 2011 recipients named by Legacy Foundation funds, and, where applicable, their respective high schools, include:
D.J. and Rose Nidetz Scholarship: Braden Cleary, Wheeler High School
Donna K. Yundt Memorial Scholarship: Alexa Candreva, Lake Central High School
Dr. John Maniotes Scholarship: Elaine Pitsas, Munster High School; Jessica Sinclair, Highland High School; Daniella Tripodis, Chesterton High School
Dr. R.T. White Scholarship: Marelle A. Cerven, Munster High School; Bridget McCullough, Munster High School
Fred & Louise Latshaw Scholarship: Margaret Poling
Hammond Common Council Scholarship: Nathan Akerman, Ta’Shanya Bone, Nicole Brandy, Juan Carrasco, Nathan Cichock, Sharissa Guerrero, Francisco Hernandez, Jr., Candice Manuel, Daniela Mata, Ashley Overton, Frank Robles, Kaelyn Shabaz, Darren Simpson, Abigayle Stern, Paul Szymkowski
Herbert R. Kocher Memorial Scholarship: Shantell Smith, Roosevelt Career & Technical Academy
IBEW Local Union #697 Memorial Scholarship: Brooke Bonich, Christopher Brahos, Karl DeLange, Brooke Fargo, Sean Flannery, Kyle Gatlin, Elaine Hall, Douglas Hanenburg, Rebecca Johnson, Ryan Kabella, Samuel Kasmark, Tiffany Michaels, Matthew Miller, Thomas Moore, Jr., Cindy Rawley, Kathy Rawley,
Benjamin Rose, Hannah Schutter, Erin Shikany, Kaitlyn Sintkowski, Marissa Smith, Kristina Soderquist, Sarah Spies, Ashley Spurr, Lisa Waldrop
John V. and George Primich Family Scholarship: Enrique Ayala, Ryan Merriman, Kelly Peloza, Kimberly Sherwin, Amanda Szura, Christopher Zakian
Joseph Trent Morrow/Urban League of Northwest Indiana Scholarship: Litney Gray, West Side Leadership Academy
June Pangburn Scholarship: Lauren Richter, Hobart High School
Lake County Athletic Officials Association Scholarship: Jessica Elish, Highland High School; Joshua Long, Purdue University (Griffith High School 2008)
Nancy J. Pinnick Memorial Scholarship: Abby Anderson, River Forest High School
Patrick Lindsey Memorial Scholarship: Shayla Austin, Hammond High School; LaVontecia Gist, Merrillville High School
Roger Begnoche Scholarship: Alexander Serrano of Munster High School
Sengupta Family Scholarship: Anna Kacius of Lake Central High School
W. James Spicer Scholarship: Benjamin Niksch, Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts Academy
Webster Cornwell Memorial Scholarship: Almadelia Aragon, Hammond High School
William J. Moran Indiana University School of Law Scholarship: John McKinlay, Indiana University School of Law (Andrean High School 1995)
For details about any of these scholarships, see Legacy Foundation’s Web site at www.legacyfoundationlakeco.org/scholarships. Lake County high school and college students are encouraged to check the site for information about available scholarship funds.