Stay for Supper Fund

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Purpose

The mission of Stay For Supper is to improve someone’s near end of life with the one meal experience that he or she would want to eat at least once more while still here on earth. The food, the drink, the people, and the other little things to make the dining an experience for everyone to remember.

We have all been asked to stay for supper by a family member or friend. What if we declined and it happened to be our loved one’s last meal? The purpose of Stay For Supper is to provide someone with the one meal that they want to eat at least once more while they are still here on earth. If it is too late for them to eat the meal, maybe they want their loved ones to gather and share the food while the person enjoys their company.

Have you ever had a loved one who was sick or was diagnosed with a terminal condition and you didn’t know what to do? You really wanted to talk to him or her but didn’t know what to say? What did you do? Many people in those situations do nothing… nothing. They don’t call because they don’t know what to say. They don’t visit because they don’t know how to act. They are scared or uneasy to see their loved one suffering. The person who is sick, often times, just wants contact with someone. Being ill or having a terminal diagnosis makes one feel lonely and scared. If the people who love them aren’t around, that only compounds their feeling of loss.

Whether we like to admit it or not, we will all leave this world at some point. When that happens, the people who are left behind are the ones who are most affected. Help your loved ones by making your preferences known. If they know what you want, they do not have to guess and wonder if they are making the right choices. It allows them to celebrate you and grieve without worrying, “what would he or she have wanted?"

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

Highland Orchestra Scholarship Fund

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Purpose

This fund supports graduating seniors from Highland High School who attend a technical, vocational program, or 2 or 4-year college or university of their choice. Applicants must have 8 credit hours of participation in the Highland High School Orchestra.

 

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

BCC Edward L. Burke Law Scholarship

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Purpose

The fund supports educational scholarships for second or third year law students who intend to practice law in Northwest Indiana upon graduation.

Award Amount

This fund will award a $2,000 scholarship annually.

Applicant Criteria

  • Graduating seniors from a high school in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, or Newton counties in Indiana.
  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

South Shore Neighborhood Development Corporation

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Purpose

The South Shore Neighborhood Development Corporation (SSNDC) will focus on rebuilding areas of Lake County, Indiana, to increase economic opportunity and mobility for residents. The SSNDC aims to engage residents in community problem solving, with neighbors, employers, public and private institutions making decisions together about investments in their block, town or region.

The SSNDC focuses on:

  • Small Businesses
  • Food Access
  • Housing

See how the SSNDC is working in these areas on the website: legacyfdn.org/community-programs/south-shore-ndc

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

The Four Girls Scholarship Fund

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Purpose

This fund honors four Lake Station girls who never had the chance to further their educations. They died on October 31st 1971, when their Sunday School bus was hit by a freight train at an unguarded crossing in Lake Station. Their names were Elizabeth Miller, Donna Breckman, Becky Tucker and Merralee Meler. They ranged in age from 9 to 17.

Award Amount

This fund will award four (4) $1,000 awards given each year.

Applicant Criteria

  • Graduating high school senior from Thomas A. Edison Jr./Sr. High School in Lake Station, Indiana.
  • Current cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater
  • Pursue a 2-year or 4-year degree at an accredited college or university
  • College or university shall not be an online-only institution

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

Dream Catcher Scholarship Fund

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Purpose

This fund provides scholarships to Northwest Indiana high school graduating seniors, with demonstrated intentions of pursuing a degree in the STEM field. Priority is given to those pursuing a degree in Engineering or Mathematics.

Award Amount

Scholarship awards per recipients will vary between $1,000 and $5,000.

Applicant Criteria

  • High school seniors who will receive diplomas from high schools located in Lake, Porter, Jasper, and Newton counties in Indiana.
  • Enrolled or plan to enroll at a 2-year or 4-year accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Applicants will be evaluated on scholastic achievement, work experience, involvement/leadership within their school and/or community.

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

Indiana Pandemic Poetry Project

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Purpose

This fund supports undergraduate or graduate students attending two-year or four-year public or private institutions located in the state of Indiana and enrolled in one of the "storyteller" majors - programs that fall under the discipline of English, literature, education, history, or communications.

Award Amount:

Scholarship awards will be $1,000 per recipient and non-renewable. Number of awards will depend on funds raised.

Applicant Criteria:

Applicants must:

  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in their discipline
  • Submit a 1,000 word essay detailing why they feel their discipline is important for the success of society, and how they plan to use their degree for positive societal impact upon graduation.
  • Have a minimum of a 2.7 GPA
  • Awarded funds may only be used for tuition and required fees.

 

Click here to visit the Indiana Pandemic Poetry Project Website.

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund

Purpose

Pay It Forward Scholarship

This scholarship is funded through donations from past scholarship recipients and other contributors. LEGACY WILL MATCH EACH GIFT $1-for-$1 up to $1,000! The collective contributions will allow Legacy Foundation to award a new scholarship to a high school senior in Lake County, Indiana.

A scholarship can be life changing. It can open up doors of opportunity that previously seemed closed. We hope you consider giving back to help another student get started on their own path to success!

Shaker Erbini, Legacy Foundation scholarship recipient and Pay It Forward donor

"I decided to give back because I know the scholarships I received through the Legacy Foundation helped me with book reimbursement, and I know that books and supplies can be expensive for college students, especially those coming from low income families, so I think my small donation would contribute to making a large difference for someone who is in that type of situation."

Joshua Phillips, Legacy Foundation scholarship recipient and Pay It Forward donor

"Giving back shows several character traits - one being integrity. I chose to give back because I understand the stress of having that potential financial burden and being concerned about if attending college will actually become a reality. I was blessed with several scholarships so now my mind can be at ease (and my father's as well). I want to be able to give back to anyone who is going to a college or university. Every student deserves to see their true potential and I want to ensure that a financial barrier does not hinder that process."

 

Donate Today

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org