May 2020 marked the Foundations of East Chicago’s (FEC) 23rd Scholarship award distribution. Awards were given to 119 students from East Chicago, Indiana collectively receiving over $1.8 million in scholarships.
This year’s scholarships were awarded to students from eight Northwest Indiana high schools, including Bishop Noll Institute, East Chicago Central, Gary Lighthouse Preparatory Academy, Hammond Academy of Science & Technology, La Lumiere, Morton, Steel City, and Whiting.
High school students attending an accredited institution each received four-year renewable awards, or a two-year renewable scholarship to pursue a trade. Adult students, or those who are returning to college, continuing their education, or pursuing a trade also have an opportunity to receive an FEC one-year scholarship.
FEC has been awarding scholarships to East Chicago students since 1998. In total, the organization has distributed over $11 million in scholarship funds since inception.
FEC is a nonprofit organization which awards scholarships to students and grants for community programs to 501 (c) (3) organizations. FEC receives a percentage of Ameristar Hotel and Casino’s annual revenue to be used on projects and programs that give back to the people of East Chicago.
To learn more about the Foundations of East Chicago, visit www.foundationsec.org.
High School Scholarship – College/University
Bishop Noll Institute:
Kelly Williams, Jr.
East Chicago Central High School:
Baudelio Lozano, Jr.
Jorge Martinez, Jr.
Javier Rivera, Jr.
Gary Lighthouse Preparatory Academy:
Hammond Academy of Science & Technology:
Mia Nava Juan Sepulveda
Morton High School:
Whiting High School:
High School Scholarship – Trade
East Chicago Central High School
East Chicago Central High School (The Crossing)
Whiting High School
Non-Traditional, Continuing Education, Trade Scholarship