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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte and Hospital Auxiliary Award $32,750 in Scholarships to La Porte Students

The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) and La Porte Hospital Auxiliary awarded 28 students with scholarships totaling $32,750 at a scholarship reception on June 27, 2017. HFL and the Auxiliary take great pride in offering scholarship awards to students in the La Porte community, a tradition started in 1983. These scholarships provide financial assistance to students pursuing careers in health science occupations.

HFL appreciates the time and effort of their scholarship committee members Katrina Langford, Jane Nelson and Linda Satkoski. HFL scholarships are funded through scholarship endowments and generous contributions from the Richard M. Sisson family, Elizabeth and Eugene Siefker family and Radiology, Inc. HFL awarded the following students scholarships in 2017:

Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Scholarship
Christine Ake, Biology, Indiana University
Addison Boardman, Audiology, Northwestern University
Lisa Fischer, Pharmacy, Butler University
Whitney Hart, Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
Anthony Kim, Pre-Med with Physical Therapy Focus, Purdue University Northwest

Radiology, Inc Scholarship
Kasia Maddox, Radiography, Indiana University South Bend

Magnuson Award
Hillary Havlin, Nursing, Valparaiso University

Richard M. Sisson Scholarship
Izabela Mazur, Doctor of Pharmacy, Purdue University

Walter Hrankja Scholarship
Virginia Ramos-Romero, Nursing, Purdue University Northwest

Elizabeth & Eugene Siefker Scholarship
Kyleigh Werner, Nursing, Purdue University Northwest


The La Porte Hospital Auxiliary appreciates the time and effort of their scholarship committee members Bob Burns (committee chair), Suzanne Burns, Becky Jensen and Judy WrightAuxiliary scholarships are funded through sales generated at the Auxiliary’s Wishing Well Gift Shop located in La Porte Hospital. The following students received Auxiliary scholarships in 2017:

Auxiliary First Year Scholarship
Jailah Blakely, Nursing, University of Indianapolis
Skylar Brinkman, Biology, Loyola University
Ashley Campos, Nursing, Indiana State University
Emily Dick, Athletic Training, Purdue University
Kristen Gushrowski, Exercise Science, University of Indianapolis
Megan Gushrowski, Pharmacy, Manchester University
Karmen Halfacre, Biology, Ball State University
Jennifer Justice, Psychology, Purdue University
Jacob Kasarda, Nursing, Indiana University South Bend
Carter Moldenhauer, Nursing, Purdue University Northwest
Natalie Riley, Pharmacy, Butler University
Skylar Senseny, Nursing, Marquette University
Nicholas Willoughby, Biology, University of Chicago

Auxiliary Renewal Scholarship
Lauren Mcquarters, Psychology, Butler University
Abigail Vaughn, Exercise Science, University of Indianapolis
Ashley Yuan, Nursing, Ferris State University

Harold and Marcy Bowen Scholarship
Julissa Campos Haro, Nursing, Valparaiso University

Friend of the Auxiliary Scholarship
Norma Kasinger, Social Work, Indiana Wesleyan


Scholarships will be available again next spring for students pursuing careers in health and wellness fields who are enrolled at an accredited university, college or similar higher learning institute. Visit the HFL website to learn more at Go to our Facebook Page – Healthcare Foundation of La Porte – to see pictures and bios for all scholarship recipients.

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