The Merrillville-based Legacy Foundation has awarded full-tuition scholarships to six Indiana students. The scholarships will be used toward four years of study at any college or university in Indiana, plus a $900 yearly stipend for books and equipment.
The Legacy Foundation says the projected scholarship amounts for four years of tuition range from more than $50,000 to nearly $195,000, bringing the total to over $450,000.
"These Scholars exemplify leadership, character, intelligence and determination to make the world a better place," said Jodi Kateiva, Legacy Foundation scholarship administrator. "I am privileged and honored to be able to work with these young adults."
The recipients include:
- Marisa Butkiewicz of Hobart, who will attend the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
- Taylor Duffy of St. John, who will study engineering at Purdue University
- Noah Scibbe of Crown Point, who will study education at Indiana University
- Jacob Seay of Lake Station, who will study biochemistry at Purdue University
- Ally Szakacs of Munster, who will study engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
- Samantha Zapien of Whiting, who will study neuroscience at Indiana University
More than 180 students from 21 high schools in Lake County applied for the scholarships. The Legacy Foundation says students who were nominated by their high schools were evaluated on academic performance, leadership skills, service to others, character, a written narrative, demonstrated financial need and an interview.