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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte and La porte Hospital Auxiliary Award &68,500 in Scholarships to 32 Student from La Porte County

August 1, 2019 |

La Porte, IN – The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) and La Porte Hospital Auxiliary awarded 32 students
with scholarships totaling $68,500 at a scholarship reception on June 4, 2019. HFL and the Auxiliary take great
pride in offering scholarship awards to students that either reside or work in the La Porte community, a tradition
started in 1983. These scholarships provide financial assistance to students pursuing careers in health science
occupations.
Maria Fruth, President & CEO of the Healthcare Foundation, thanked the scholarship committees: “HFL
gratefully acknowledges the time and effort of our foundation scholarship committee members: Jane Nelson
(Chair), Kathy Bernel, Katrina Langford, and Linda Satkoski. Seventeen students pursuing a career in
healthcare are receiving $55,000 to offset the cost of their studies. We also acknowledge and thank the La
Porte Hospital Auxiliary scholarship selection committee, chaired by Jean Burns and Judie Hickey, Suzanne
Burns, and Becky Jensen. Scholarships are an investment in a healthier future. Congratulations to all
recipients.”
HFL scholarships are funded through the foundation’s endowments and contributions from Scott Siefker’s family
and Radiology, Inc. HFL awards to junior, seniors and pos graduate students in the healthcare field. HFL
awarded the following students’ scholarships in 2019:
• HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION OF LA PORTE SCHOLARSHIP –
Christine Ake, Indiana University, Bachelor of Science, Biology
Addison Boardman, Northwestern University, Doctor of Audiology
Ashley Campos, Indiana State University, Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Susan Feldt, University of Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
Laura Fischer, Butler University, Doctor of Pharmacy
Megan Gushrowski, Manchester University, Doctor of Pharmacy
Karmen Halfacre, Ball State University, Bachelor of Science, Biology/Pre-Physician Assistant Studies
Abbi Kroll, Indiana Wesleyan University, Master of Science, Nursing
Tiffany Loza, Indiana University South Bend, Master of Social Work
Katrina Machtemes, Purdue University Northwest, Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Erin O’Laughlin, Purdue University West Lafayette, Doctor of Pharmacy
Chelsea Suppinger, University of Mississippi, Doctor of Pharmacy
Laura Sosinki, Butler University, Doctor of Pharmacy
• RADIOLOGY, INC SCHOLARSHIP
Marlen Cervantes, Indiana University of South Bend, Bachelor of Science Radiology
• MAGNUSON ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Heidi Bickel, Purdue University Northwest, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Timothy Tyler, Siena Heights University, Master of Business Administration
• ELIZABETH & EUGENE SIEFKER SCHOLARSHIP
Abigail Vaughn, Franklin College, Master of Science, Athletic Training
For more information:
Jen Kvasnicka
Healthcare Foundation of La Porte
jkvasnicka@hflaporte.org
219.326.2471
6.5.19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Healthcare Foundation of La Porte and La Porte Hospital Auxiliary Award $68,500
in Scholarships to 32 Students from La Porte County
Partnering with the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte, the La Porte Hospital Auxiliary awards to students who
will be college freshmen and sophomores. Fifteen scholarships for a grand total of $13,500 were awarded.
Auxiliary scholarships are funded from the sales proceeds of the gift shop at La Porte Hospital. The following
students received Auxiliary scholarships in 2019:
• AUXILIARY FIRST YEAR SCHOLARSHIP –
Jaklyn Bosserman, Ball State University, Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Chloe Cloutier, Purdue University, Bachelor of Science, Pre-Med/Biochemistry
Brianna Dove, IUPUI, Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences
Olivia Dybing, Aquinas College, Bachelor of Science, Biology
Jessica Jara Huizar, IUPUI, Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Jacob Kiser, Indiana University, Bachelor of Science, Biology
Elisabeth Novak, Cedarville University, Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Emily Samuelson, Purdue University, Bachelor of Science, Biology
Hannah Walker, Purdue University, Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Austin Weiland, Anderson University, Bachelor of Science, Biology
• AUXILIARY RENEWAL SCHOLARSHIP –
Austin Casto, Valparaiso University, Bachelor of Science, Health Care Leadership
Ashleigh Suppinger, Indiana University, Bachelor of Science Neuroscience/Neuropathology
• HAROLD AND MARCY BOWEN SCHOLARSHIP –
Patricia Blair, Ivy Tech Community College, Technical Certificate, Practical Nursing
Ashley Francis, Saint Anthony Hospital School of Echocardiography, Bachelor of Science,
Echocardiography
Ashley Samford, Ivy Tech Community College, Associate in Nursing
The 2020 scholarships applications will be available on line, February of 2020. Visit the HFL website to learn
more at hflaporte.org/scholarships.