Education Notes - West Lake County edition

2008-03-18T00:00:00Z Education Notes - West Lake County edition
March 18, 2008 12:00 am

COLLEGE FUNDING | Northwest Indiana

National College Funding Services offers $500 scholarships to high school students in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties preparing to attend college in the fall. At no cost, the society helps students and parents navigate the college planning process from how to apply to college, how to choose which to attend and how to pay for college. The service center at 7109 Colorado Ave. in Hammond is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Two telephone lines are available: (219) 844-3252 and 803-4527.�A satellite service office is open in Merrillville; the number is (219) 884-6237.

MARKET DAY | Highland

Market Day orders are taken monthly throughout the year at Our Lady of Grace School, 3025 Highway Ave. Food items include breakfasts, snacks, dessert and poultry. Items are packaged in bulk with some individually wrapped. Orders can be place through the church or school or online. Volunteers act as cashiers, order fillers, baggers and carryout. All proceeds go to the school.

FYI: Call (219) 924-0753 or visit

BANK SCHOLARS | Northwest Indiana

Griffith Savings Bank is offering college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Applications are available at the bank or high school guidance offices. The deadline is April 1.

FYI: Call (219) 924-5950.

SCHOLARSHIPS | Northwest Indiana

The Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association, composed of 26 local new car dealership members and 24 associate members, will award three $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors who attend school in Porter, Lake or LaPorte counties. To qualify, students must complete an application and submit it by April 25 and plan to continue their education in some field of the automotive industry. To date, 30 scholarships have been awarded. Applications can be downloaded by visiting Click on the automotive link and then click on the association's name on the right side of the page. Or e-mail with the student's name and address and an application will be mailed.

FYI: Call (219) 712-9489.


Citizenship and English literacy classes are held Saturdays at Greater Hammond Community Services, 824 Hoffman St. Classes are offered by the School City of Hammond Adult Education Department through co-sponsorship with the Hammond Hispanic Community Committee. Class focus is on study to pass the test for U.S. citizenship, to gain knowledge of U.S. history and customs, and to improve English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Spanish-speaking adults and others whose primary language is not English are encouraged to attend. Classes are free and limited to 30 students. The class meets 9 a.m. to noon for 14 Saturdays. Adults 18 and older who live in Indiana are eligible.

FYI: Call (219) 933-2419.


The deadline for the 17th annual Bose McKinney & Evans' William M. Evans Scholarship is approaching. Applications must be postmarked by March 21. The William M. Evans Scholarship honors the memory of Evans, a foudnign partner of the law firm. The $2,000 award will be given to an Indiana special education student (defined by 511 IAC 7) who is pursuing post-secondary education in the fall by attending a university, college, junior college or vocational training program. It will be awarded based on personal achievement, goals and financial need. Applicants must be Indiana residents in the senior class of an Indiana public high school and classified as a special education student. Forms are available through the offices of directors of special education of the law firm's Web site,

FYI: Call (317) 571-0051.

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