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These scholarships are provided to college-bound high school students who are residents of East Chicago and have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (2 year applicants) and 2.5 cumulative GPA  (4 year applicants).  Students must also be involved in school and community leadership activities and exhibit qualities of high character and integrity.

An applicant MUST meet the following prerequisites at the time of application submission to be eligible for consideration:

  • A resident of the City of East Chicago.
  • High School student on track to graduate with high school diploma at the end of the current academic year.
  • Minimum 2.0 G.P.A (2 year applicants) and 2.5 cumulative G.P.A.(4 year applicants)
  • Submit two letters of recommendations from individuals (no relatives) that can demonstrate evidence of the student’s character, leadership, and integrity. Where appropriate, letterhead must be used, dated and signed.
  • Submit a minimum 250 word essay: topic explained in the Scholarship Application. 
  • Must submit a copy of your full FAFSA report that lists the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).
  • Must submit a copy of your latest high school transcript that shows the applicant’s overall G.P.A.
  • Provide proof of residency which can be one of the following:
    • A state or government issued photo ID with name and address.
    • Mail from a college or university with name and address.
    • High School transcript with an address listed
  • Be available for a formal interview with the Scholarship Committee if needed.

The Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) recognizes that this is a very challenging time to be a student – especially for those who were not able to access resources during the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine. 

Therefore, FEC has decided to offer another opportunity for East Chicago High School students who missed the February 19th deadline to apply for scholarship funding.   The Scholarship application process will open on April 19th and the deadline to submit the application and attachments is May 21st.  


2020 High School Recipients

High School Scholarship – College/University

Bishop Noll Institute:

Agustin Aceves

Troy Acree

Aaron Chance

Monica Cuadra

Aaryanna Grant

Carlos Guzman

Mya Jenkins

Julianna Martinez

Alexandra Ortega

Isabella Perez

Isaiah Rivera

Angel Trevino

Kelly Williams, Jr.

Bria Wilson

East Chicago Central High School:

Gerardo Abonce

Nailea Abonce

 Davonya Adams

Angela Alanis

Juan Alonzo-Cortez

Esmeralda Alpizar

 Garbriel Alvarez

Sergio Alvarez

Yvonne Arciniega

Talibrianna Becktemba

Franchesca Benitez-Perez

Isiah Cavazos

Anthony Cooper

Lemarie Cooper

Lierra Dickens

Dominic Ford

Ajayla Frierson

Elysia Gandara

Katherine Garfias

Alejandra Godinez

Enyzi Gonzalez

Ezzani Gonzalez

Vanessa Gonzalez

Kelis Herron

Kyla Johnson

 Armoni Jones

Caria Jones

Thai Jordan

Deshanti LaSalle

Lily Lopez

Juan Lozano

Baudelio Lozano, Jr.

Jonael Maceira-Cruz

Cesar Marines

Jorge Martinez, Jr.

Lakia McKinney

Kaleeyah Meadows

Deborah Melgoza

Jose Najera

Daniella Navarro

Anaizha Perkins

Oscar Ramos

Jada Reeves

Phylon Riley

Javier Rivera, Jr.

Elianne Samaniego

Alexandro Sandoval

Alyanna Taylor

Latricia Thomas

SaMya Upshaw

Brianna Valenzuela

Kayla Washington

Taylor Williams

Tania Wyatt

Luiz Zavala

Gary Lighthouse Preparatory Academy:
Nicole Acosta

Assata Dailey

Mia Garcia

Victor Ross

Laura Zendejas

Hammond Academy of Science & Technology:

Mia Nava                Juan Sepulveda

La Lumiere:

Connor Fife

Morton High School:

Gerardo Cortez

Erick Cuellar

Nixie Padilla

Steel City:

Adreinne Askew

Whiting High School:

Javier Cruz

Nayeli Cruz

Ayani Delgadillo

Sergio Hernandez

Esmeralda Mendez

Aracely Serna

High School Scholarship – Trade

East Chicago Central High School

Cani Battle

Jacobas McBride

Wayne McNair

Edwin Merlos

East Chicago Central High School (The Crossing)

Jocelyn Carpenter

Christian Perez

 Whiting High School

Damian Reyes



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