The Crown Point Community Foundation The Crown Point Community Foundation

Scholarships

The Crown Point Community Foundation is the financial administrator of over 75 scholarship funds created by generous community donors. Scholarship criteria is chosen by the donor. The scholarship committee reviews all submitted applications and makes recommendations based on the criteria of each scholarship.

 

Scholarship Applications are now closed.

Scholarship Application for High School/College and/or Adult Learners (non-traditional students, 21 and over) will be open in January of 2023.

  

Application Process

  1. Review the Scholarship List below.
  2. Use the filtering options to determine if you qualify for available scholarships.
  3. Complete the online General Scholarship Application if you are a graduating high school student or current college/trade school student.
  4. Complete the online Adult Learner Scholarship Application if you are a non-traditional student (21 and over).
  5. The scholarship committee reviews all submitted applications and makes recommendations based on the criteria of each scholarship. 
  6. All applicants are notified of their application status by email/mail by May 15th.  All awards are paid to the school you are or will be attending.

 

 

Scholarship List

Filtering Options:

Alec Matalin Memorial "Dope" Scholarship Fund

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior; minimum 3.0 GPA; participated in school related or recreational sports. Additional essay is required.

Award Amount | $2,500

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Alfred J Gruber Senior Social Studies Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior, deemed to be an outstanding student by the Social Studies Department.

Award Amount | $1,000

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Alvin & Kathryn Schmidt Scholarship

College Students | Adult Learners

Criteria | Women 21+ and a Crown Point resident.

Award Amount | Varies

Non-Renewable

Apply | Adult Learner Scholarship Application

 

Application available in January

American Italian Benevolent Society Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors | College Students

Criteria | Graduating High School or College students, minimum 3.0 GPA, Lake or Porter County resident with Italian descent. Preference given to students with family ties to the American Italian Benevolent Society of NWI. 

Award Amount | Varies

Can re-apply yearly

Apply | General Scholarship Application 

Application available in January

Barbara Jenkins Tyler Speech Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior, excelled in speech & debate - confirmed by the Speech & Debate Department.

Award Amount | Varies

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

 

Application available in January

Barney Family Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Graduating High School senior from Lake, Porter, Jasper or Newton County; minimum 3.0 GPA; attending an Indiana State sponsored college, university or technical school; family income between $80,000 and $150,000. Must maintain a full time student status and earn a minimum 2.75 GPA each semester to continue receiving the scholarship.

Award Amount | Up to $5,000 per semester 

Renewable | 8 semesters

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Barney’s Hub Bootery Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior or Crown Point resident; minimum 2.5 GPA. Must maintain full time student status and a minimum 2.5 GPA each year to continue receiving scholarship. 

Award Amount | $2,000 per year

Renewable | 3 years

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

BJ Hubbard Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior; attending any Indiana college.

Award Amount | Varies

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Burrell Family Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors | College Students

Criteria | South Lake County residents; pursuing a degree in the visual or performing arts.

Award Amount | Varies

Renewable | 2 years

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Caleel Foundation Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduation student; minimum 3.0 GPA.

Award Amount | $2,500 per year

Renewable | 4 years

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Candace Lynne Walton Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior; minimum 3.0 GPA; involved in music & sports; attending any U.S. college or vocational school.

Award Amount | Varies

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Charles and Marjorie Quickle Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors | College Students | Adult Learners

Criteria | South Lake County resident; pursuing a degree in divinity, theology or religious ministry.

Award Amount | Varies

Can re-apply yearly

Apply | General or Adult Learner Scholarship Application 

Application available in January

Christopher Day Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Graduating High School senior; pursuing degree in Culinary Arts; accepted into an accredited program (not required, but preference given to a student involved in the ProStart program)

Award Amount | $500

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Clayton Gaudry Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior; minimum 3.5 GPA; accepted and attending an Indiana public college or university; involved in volunteer and/or community service activities within church, school or community throughout high school.

Award Amount | $2,500

Non-Renewable

Apply | Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Col. John Wheeler PTA Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior; minimum 3.0 GPA; attended Wheeler Middle school all 3 years. Additional essay is required.

Award Amount | Varies

Non-Renewable. 

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Crown Point Community Foundation Scholarships

Graduating High School Seniors | College Students | Adult Learners

Criteria | Crown Point, Winfield, Cedar Lake or Lowell residents; attending a college, university or vocational school.

Award Amount | Varies

Non-Renewable

Apply | General or Adult Learner Scholarship Application

 

Application available in January

Crown Point High School Robodogs Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior; active member in Robodogs for at least 3 years(including senior year).

Award Amount | $500

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Crown Point Lions Club Scholarship

College Students | Adult Learners

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduate; completed the second semester in a program leading to a BA degree in speech & hearing pathology, optometry, or related fields; must be enrolled as a full time student; applicants enrolled in post grad degree programs in the indicated fields of study are also eligible. 

Award Amount | $1,000

Number of Awards | 2

Can re-apply yearly 

Apply | General or Adult Learner Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Crown Point Swim Club Alumni Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Graduating High School senior from Lake County, IN; minimum 2.5 GPA; Crown Point Swim Club member or alumni with verified participation in at least 12 seasons (6 years); majoring in Business, Science or Engineering at any accredited college or university. Must maintain a 2.0 GPA each year to continue receiving the scholarship.

 Award Amount | $5,000 per year

Renewable | 4 years

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Crown Point Youth Baseball Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Graduating High School graduating student; Crown Point resident; minimum 2.75 GPA; participated in Crown Point Cal Ripkin Baseball for a minimum of 3 years AND through age of 12

Award Amount | $1,000

Number of Awards | 2

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

David Gergely Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior; minimum 3.0 GPA; involved in sports (suggested by the Athletic Director).

Award Amount | Varies

Non-Renewable 

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Dean and Barbara White Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior; minimum 3.0 GPA; majoring in the Medical Field or Business; attending an Indiana State sponsored college or university. This is a need based scholarship (proof of need may be required).

Award Amount | 2 Full Scholarships

Renewable | 8 semesters

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Donald and Phyllis (Dillabaugh) Ross Purdue Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior; 30. GPA; accepted into Purdue Lafayette; majoring in Engineering, Science or Education

Award Amount | Varies

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Dorothy Dillman Max Scholarship

Adult Learners

Criteria | Resident of Lake County, Indiana; at least 25 years old; enrolled in undergrad program at Indiana University Northwest; recipient must be taking at least 2 courses per semester; minimum 2.5 GPA; preference given to a student with financial need.

Amount | $1,000

Non-Renewable

Apply | Adult Learner Scholarship Application

 

Application available in January

Douglas MacArthur Elementary School PTO Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating student; attended MacArthur Elementary School for 4th, 5th & 6th grades

Amount | $1,000

Number of Awards | 1

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Dr. James W Gentleman Memorial Scholarship

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating student; pursuing a degree in the field of Science at Purdue Lafayette

Amount | $2,500

Number of Awards | 1

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary PTO Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior; attended Eisenhower Elementary School for 4th and 5th grade

Amount | $500

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Gail and Gil Stiener Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating student

Amount | Varies

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

George Letz III Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Graduating High School student from Crown Point High School, Hanover Central High School, Merrillville High School or Hebron High School; minimum 2.5 GPA; majoring in Education 

Amount | $2,500

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Helen Zielinski and Ray Stuck Family Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Andrean or Crown Point High School graduating student; majoring in Music or Art, B average or better

Amount | Varies

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Isabelle Melchor Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating student; majoring in healthcare or science

Amount | $2,500

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Jerry Caravana Athletic Director Senior Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior who lettered in their senior year in an IHSAA sanctioned sport as player or manager.  Confirmed by CPHS Athletic Director, 2.75 GPA or higher. $1,000 non-renewable. Amount of scholarships varies.  Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

JoAnne and Jim Haag Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors | College Students | Adult Learners

South Lake County resident, 25 yrs old or younger, attending building trades or auto/diesel mechanics program leading to a certificate or degree. $1,000 non-renewable.  Apply on the General Scholarship Application or the Adult Learner Scholarship Application in January. (Apply on Application that applies to your situation)

 

Application available in January

Joe and Annette Allegretti Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors | College Students

Andrean or Crown Point High School graduate attending Butler University.  3.0 min GPA, full time student.  Students can re-apply as long as they meet the criteria.  Pharmacy major preferred.  Amount varies.  Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

John D. Amodeo Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior majoring in business, attending any IN college or university. $1,000 non-renewable. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Karen and Cornel Raab Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Graduating High School Senior. Residednt of Lowell, Crown Point or Cedar Lake attending any college, university or trade school.  2.8 min. GPA

Application available in January

Karen Pruzin Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior girl involved in tennis or basketball, 2.5GPA or above, and/or a CPHS graduating senior boy involved in baseball or basketball, 2.5GPA or above. Amount and number of scholarships varies. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Kathy, Jim and Russ Keller Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior intending to major in special education. Amount varies, non-renewable.  Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Kay Hubbard Music Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating student; involved with the high school music department (vocal or instrumental)

Amount | $2,000

Number of Awards | 1

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

L. Jane Keene Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors | College Students

Crown Point resident, graduate of or graduating Crown Point High School, traditional or non-traditional student attending college or vocational school. Amount varies.  Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Lake Street Elementary School PTO Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior. Must have attended Lake Street School 4th and 5th grades. $500 non-renewable. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Liss CARSTAR Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating student; attending Butler University or Ball State University

Award Amount | $1,500

Number of Awards | 1

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Lisa Schaefer Stover Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Graduating senior in Lake Co., IN attending Purdue Lafayette and intending to major in vet science, non-renewable. Amount varies.  Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Manhart/Gibbons Family Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Graduating High School senior, Crown Point resident, majoring in music/art. Renewable for 4 years. Amount varies. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Marie Van Slyke-Bean Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior. $500 non-renewable.  

 

Application available in January

Marion Kellum Performing Arts Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior actively involved in the Performing Arts at Crown Point High School, accepted into a college or university, pursuing a BA in Performing Arts. $500 non-renewable. No scholarship in 2022.

Application available in January

Marilee Thanholdt Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior, studying English in college, confirmed by CPHS English chair. Amount varies. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Mark and Lindsay Bates Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior attending any Indiana college. Preference given to Solon Robinson Elementary School alumni. $1,000 non-renewable. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Mark Edwards Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Andrean High School graduating student who was involved on the football team, attending any college, university, trade or technical school.  Nominated by Andrean football coaching staff.  $750 non-renewable. Student must apply on the CPCF General Scholarship Application.

Application available in January

Marty Shahbaz Football Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior, involved on football team. Nominated by CPHS football coaching staff. $1,000 scholarship, non-renewable. Student must apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

McMichael Family Scholarship

College Students | Adult Learners

Women 21 and over, Crown Point resident, attending college, university, trade or technical school. Need based, non-renewable. Amount varies. Apply on the Adult Learner Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Millicent and Forrest Everett Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating senior; pursuing a degree in special education

Amount | Varies

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Maurine Schlemmer Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior, majoring in secondary education. $500 scholarship, non-renewable.  

Application available in January

Paul and Dorthea Everett Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior. Amount varies. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Pete Breuckman Sr Tradesman Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors | College Students | Adult Learners

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating student or Crown Point High School alumni; minimum 2.5 GPA; pursuing a certificate or degree to advance knowledge/skills in the trades industry

Award Amount | $2,500

Number of Awards | 2

Can re-appy yearly

Apply | General or Adult Learner Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Pettit Family Memorial Student-Athlete Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating student; minimum 3.0 GPA; lettered senior year in varsity sport with intention of competing in college athletics (suggested by CPHS Athletic Department/Director)

Award Amount | $2,500

Number of Awards | 1

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Ralph E. Bennett Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors | College Students

Student enrolled in the Construction Engineering and Management Technologies Program at Purdue Northwest or Purdue Lafayette.  Minimum 3.0 GPA. Can re-apply.  Amount of scholarship varies. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Robert "Bob" Brown Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior majoring in science. Minimum $500 non-renewable. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Robert Taft Middle School PTO Scholarship Fund

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior, attended Robert Taft Middle School all 3 years. Amount and number of scholarships varies, non-renewable.  Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Ron and Suzanne Borto Scholarship

College Students | Adult Learners

Lake County, IN resident over 25 continuing their education at a college, university or technical school. Amount and number of scholarships varies.  Non-renewable. Apply on the Adult Learner Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Russ Keller Family Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior accepted at IU Bloomington, 3.0 GPA, involved in community/volunteer activities, non-renewable. Amount of scholarship varies.  Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Shirley Mudy Scholarship Fund

Graduating High School Seniors

Graduating senior from Hanover Central, Lowell, or Crown Point High School who will be attending any college, university or vocational school. Applicant must have participated in the Cedar Lake Girls Softball League for at least 4 years.  Amount and number of scholarships varies, non-renewable.  Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Solon Robinson Elementary School PTO Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior. Must have attended Solon Robinson Elementary School 4th and 5th grades. Amount and number of scholarships varies, non-renewable.  Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Steven and Kay Bazin Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior, accepted and attending Ball State University, majoring in Education.  No scholarship awarded in 2022.

Application available in January

St. Mary Catholic Community School Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Graduating senior. Must be graduate of St. Mary Catholic Community School Crown Point and have performed religious service through high school. 2 scholarships. $500 each, non-renewable. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Tim Galusha Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Member of  Crown Point High School Cross Country Team nominated by coaching staff. Amount varies. Student must apply on the CPCF General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Timothy Ball Elementary School PTO Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior, attended Timothy Ball Elementary School, 1st through 5th grades. Renewable $500 for 4 years.  Must maintain a 2.5 GPA to renew yearly. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Tiny Knesek Bohling and Karla Stiener Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior. Amount of scholarship varies. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Todd Szanyi Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Male and female athletes of the year at Hanover Central High School. Minimum $500 non-renewable. 

Application available in January

Tri Kappa Scholarships for Graduating High School Students

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point resident, graduating senior, attending accredited college or university full time. Involved in community service and educational pursuits. Amount and number of scholarships varies. These scholarships are administered by Crown Point Tri Kappa but chosen from the CPCF pool of applicants. Apply on the CPCF General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Tri Kappa Scholarships for Women over the age of 21

College Students | Adult Learners

Non-renewable $1,000 scholarships to women who reside in Crown Point or Winfield, pursuing an associates, bachelor or advanced degree at an accredited college, university or trade school.  Preference to applicants who are community/civic minded. Can re-apply yearly. Number of scholarships varies from year to year. Awarded by Crown Point chapter of Tri Kappa.  Starting in 2022, an additional scholarship will be awarded to a woman who is resuming her education after a gap of 3 or more years, with the same criteria as above.  This scholarship will be in memory of Sue Crisman and will be awarded as the Sue Crisman Memorial Scholarship, $1,000. Please apply on the 2022 Adult Learner Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Trinity Lutheran CP PTL Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Graduating high school student and Trinity Lutheran School Crown Point graduate. Minimum C average.  3 $750 scholarships, non-renewable. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Virgil Place Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point High School graduating student; minimum 3.0 GPA; majoring in natural sciences or humanities (no theology)

Amount | Varies

Renewable | 4 years

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

Walter J. Bernacki Memorial Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Graduating senior football player from Lake Central, Portage or Crown Point High School attending an accredited college or university, GPA 3.25 or higher. Prefer student who worked part or full-time while playing football through high school. $500 non-renewable. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Wilbert Buth Music Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Trinity Lutheran Evangelical School (Crown Point) graduating student; preference given to a student who has demonstrated an interest in music

Award Amount | $1,000

Number of Awards | 2

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January

William G. and Phyllis M. Fatch Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior majoring in education. Minimum $500 scholarship, non-renewable. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Winfield/Jerry Ross Elementary School PTO Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Crown Point High School graduating senior. Must have attended either of these schools at any grade level at least 2 years. 2 $1,000 scholarships, non-renewable. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Women’s Giving Circle Scholarship

College Students | Adult Learners

Female Crown Point, Winfield, Cedar Lake or Lowell resident over 21 continuing their education beyond high school at a college, university or technical school or program. $1,000 non-renewable, can re-apply yearly.  There will also be a $1,000 scholarship awarded by Crown Point Tri Kappa from this pool of applicants. Apply on the Adult Learner Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Youche Country Club Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors | College Students

Son/daughter/grandchild of current Youche Country Club member in good standing for at least 2 years.  Student attending any college or vocational school, 3.0 GPA. Amount and number of scholarships varies. Apply on the General Scholarship Application in January.

Application available in January

Zondor Family Scholarship

Graduating High School Seniors

Criteria | Crown Point resident; graduating high school student; minimum 3.0 GPA;  accepted and attending Butler University or DePauw University

Amount | $1,500

Non-Renewable

Apply | General Scholarship Application

Application available in January