Individual Assistance Opportunities

Bryce Scott Handley Memorial Fund

The Bryce Scott Handley Memorial Fund was established to help families defray the unexpected funeral and burial costs of their children 18 years of age or younger. Families may receive up to $2,000 towards the cost of funeral burial expenses.

Application: Download Application and Criteria


Cara M. Spicer Scholarship Program

This scholarship has been established in the memory of Cara M. Spicer to provide financial support for children of low income families in Northwest Indiana who want to participate in Fine Arts activities and do not have the monetary ability to do so.

Scholarship Amount: $100
Number of Awards: Up to 10
  • Lives in Lake County, Indiana
  • Is between the ages of five (5) and eighteen (18)
  • Is currently an active participant of the organization seeking the scholarship on his/her behalf
  • Has a demonstrated financial need as documented by The National School Free or Reduced Lunch Program

Deadline: May 1st
Application: Download Application


James F. Van Senus Memorial Fund

The James F. Van Senus Memorial Fund was established to provide financial assistance to widows/widowers or their dependent children under the age of 18 years old. Typical grants may range from $250-$2,000. All applications will be considered, but due to limited financial resources, cannot be guaranteed.

See Eligible Requests and Begin Your Application


Mary Francis High School Equivalency Diploma Scholarship

This scholarship was established to help individuals in Lake County, Indiana obtain their High School Equivalency certification by providing financial support for the cost of the HSE test. Qualified individuals must first complete an accredited prep course.

Scholarship Amount: Award will be the cost of the HSE Exam
Number of Awards: Varies
Eligibility:Resident of Lake County, Indiana

Deadline: Rolling
Application: Begin Your Application


More Information

Applications are not accepted via email or fax. They must be completed and sent via US Mail, with required attachments. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Questions can be directed to or 219.736.1880.