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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Scholarship Recipients Announced

January 25, 2021 | Scholarships

Healthcare Foundation of La Porte and La Porte Hospital Auxiliary Award $102,000 in Scholarships to 39 Students from La Porte County

La Porte, IN – The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) and La Porte Hospital Auxiliary awarded 39 students with scholarships totaling $102,500 for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. Due to the pandemic, the organizations were unable to hold a celebration for the recipients. 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, congratulated the recipients and thanked the scholarship committees: “HFL is extremely proud to provide these opportunities for students in the county. We gratefully acknowledge the time and effort of our foundation scholarship committee members: Jane Nelson (Chair), Kathy Bernel, Katrina Langford, Michele Magnuson and Linda Satkoski.  Twenty-four students pursuing a career in healthcare are receiving $86,000 to offset the cost of their studies.  We also acknowledge and thank the La Porte Hospital Auxiliary scholarship selection committee: Jean Burns (Chair), Judith Klosinski, D’Ann Murray, and Ann Smith. Auxiliary awarded $16,500 to 15 students pursuing health and wellness related studies. 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 post graduate students in the healthcare field. HFL is awarding the following students’ scholarships in 2020:

  • HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION OF LA PORTE SCHOLARSHIP –

Christine Ake, Indiana University, Doctor of MedicineTessa Bauman, Purdue University West Lafayette, Master of Science, Public HealthOlivia Dybing, Aquinas College, Bachelor of Science, BiologySusan Feldt, University of Chicago, Doctor of MedicineLaura Fischer, Butler University, Doctor of PharmacyChloee Garay, Valparaiso University, Master of Clinical Mental Health CounselingThalia Garcia, Ball State University, Bachelor of Science, NursingKarmen Halfacre, Ball State University, Bachelor of Science, Biology/Pre-Physician Assistant StudiesEmily Kasarda, Indiana University South Bend, Bachelor of Science, Social WorkJackson Kubaszyk, Indiana University Bloomington, Bachelor of Science, Pre-MedKatrina Machtemes, Purdue University Northwest, Bachelor of Science, NursingDawn Martin, Chamberlain University, Master of Science, NursingAudrey Ott, Indiana University Bloomington, Bachelor of Science, NeuroscienceMegan Rose, Indiana University South Bend, Bachelor of Science, NursingBethany Schuster, Purdue University West Lafayette, Bachelor of Science, Speech & Hearing ScienceTimothy Tyler, North Central University, Doctor of Healthcare AdministrationAbigail Vaughn, Franklin College, Master of Science, Athletic TrainingBreanna Wisser, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Occupational TherapyAbigail Zila, Indiana State University, Bachelor of Science, Nursing

  • RADIOLOGY, INC SCHOLARSHIP

Olivia Huff, Indiana University Purdue University, Bachelor of Science, Radiology 

  • MAGNUSON ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Curtis Meeks, Walden University, Master of Science, NursingHeidi Bickel, Purdue University Northwest, Doctor of Nursing Practice

  • HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION OF LA PORTE SCHOLARSHIP SUPPLEMENTED BY ELIZABETH & EUGENE SIEFKER SCHOLARSHIP

Megan Gushrowski, Manchester University, Doctor of PharmacySara Siegmund, Purdue University West Lafayette, Doctor of Pharmacy
Partnering with the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte, the La Porte Hospital Auxiliary awards to students who will be college freshmen and sophomores. 15 scholarships for a grand total of $16,500 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 2020:

  • AUXILIARY FIRST YEAR SCHOLARSHIP –

Elaine Bonner, Purdue University Northwest, Bachelor of Science, Biology/Pre-Physician AssistantMegan Boyd, Butler University, Bachelor of Science, Health SciencesEmily Cupples, Purdue University West Lafayette, Bachelor of Science, NursingRebecca Eyrick, Purdue University West Lafayette, Bachelor of Science, Health SciencePetra Hemphill, Drake University, Bachelor of Science, PsychologyAbigail Kemiel. Indiana University Purdue University, Bachelor of Science, Exercise ScienceJennifer Kievert, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Bachelor of Science, BiochemistryTristen Poe, Indiana University Bloomington, Bachelor of Science, BiochemistryAngela Randon, Purdue University Northwest, Bachelor of Science, NursingNeiha Sanchez, Indiana University South Bend, Bachelor of Science, Nursing

  • AUXILIARY RENEWAL SCHOLARSHIP –

Brianna Dove, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Bachelor of Science, Health SciencesAshley Francis, St. Anthony Echocardiography School, Associate of Applied Sciences, EchocardiographyElisabeth Novak, Cedarville University, Bachelor of Science, NursingAustin Weiland, Anderson University, Bachelor of Science, Biology

  • HAROLD AND MARCY BOWEN SCHOLARSHIP

Mya Fegaras, DePaul University, Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
The 2021 scholarships applications will be available online, February of 2021. Visit the HFL website to learn more at hflaporte.org/scholarships.###The mission of the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte is to empower our residents to live healthy and well in and around La Porte, Indiana. The foundation’s vision is for La Porte to be among the 10 healthiest communities in Indiana by 2030. You can learn more about how we support the community and get involved in our efforts at hflaporte.org or by calling 219.326.2471.