The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) takes great pride in offering scholarship awards to students in our community. In addition to multiple scholarships available through the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte, we are pleased to present additional scholarship opportunities funded by the La Porte Hospital Auxiliary.

Available Scholarships Include:

  • Healthcare Foundation Scholarships – to qualify students must:

    • Be residents or be actively employed within the city of La Porte and surrounding areas

    • Be enrolled in their third year (junior) or higher, or be enrolled in a post-graduate
      healthcare program with a GPA above 3.0

  • La Porte Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships – to qualify students must:

    • Be enrolled in their freshman or sophomore year of college

    • Be a graduate of a high school in La Porte County OR employed by
      Northwest Health – La Porte or their Physician Network


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HFL Scholarship List

Healthcare Foundation Scholarships 

Students must also be enrolled in their third year (junior) and higher or enrolled in a post-graduate healthcare program.

Multiple scholarships available, $1,000 – $5,000 per scholarship.

Hrankaj Scholarship –

The Hrankaj Scholarship was established with a bequest from Walter Hrankaj. “Wally” was a long-time volunteer at La Porte Hospital.

Students must be enrolled in a bachelor of nursing program. One $1,500 scholarship available.

Magnuson Scholarship –

The Magnuson Scholarship was established with a bequest from Dr. John E. and Lillian R. Magnuson.  Dr. Magnuson was a dentist in the La Porte community and Lillian was a board member and honorary life member of the La Porte Hospital Foundation.

Students must be an employee of Northwest Health La Porte
(hospital or physician network) seeking an advanced degree in a
healthcare program.


Two scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 available.

Click here for a full listing of available HFL Scholarships

Auxiliary Scholarship List

Auxiliary Scholarship

Multiple $1,000 - $2,000 scholarships available to students who are applying for the first time.

Auxiliary Scholarship Renewal

Multiple $1,000 - $2,000 scholarships available to sophomore students who received an Auxiliary scholarship the previous year.

Harold & Marcy Bowen Scholarship

The Bowen Endowment was funded in memory of Harold & Marcy Bowen. One $1,500 scholarship available.


Link to Scholarship Application Portal

Click here for a full listing of available Auxiliary Scholarships


For all scholarships, students must:

  • Be pursuing careers in health and wellness fields

  • Be enrolled at an accredited university, college or similar higher learning institute

Scholarship applications for 2021 are now closed. 

Check back here for 2022 Scholarships!


We can help you with answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.


Scholarship FAQs

Getting Started

What internet browser do you recommend I use?

Google Chrome 14 or higher, or Safari 4 or higher. You may use Internet Explorer or Firefox, but you may experience some technical issues and we do not recommend them.

Can I email or fax my application?

Applications are only available and accepted online. If you have questions, please email:

Can I apply for more than one scholarship at a time?

Each scholarship is specific, but if you are eligible for more than one scholarship, you can use the one application to apply for multiple scholarships.

The Application

Do I have to complete my application all at once?

No. At the bottom of the application is a “Save as Draft” button. We recommend you save your application often and before logging out. You can log in at a later time to continue working on your application. We recommend that you cut and paste your application answers after each question into a Word document to save as backup.

Is there a spell check feature?

The software will highlight misspelled words in most fields, but does not provide spelling corrections. We strongly suggest that you cut and paste into Microsoft Word to spell check.

What are character limits?

There are limits on the amount of text you can submit. You will see a character counter displayed below the entry field. This will actively tell you how many characters you have entered and will let you know when you are approaching the limit. You will not be able to save a draft of your application if you exceed the character limit. You are not required to reach the character limit!

Will you follow-up with me if my application needs clarification?

Yes, but we also suggest that you ask someone to review your application before submission so prevent the need for further clarification.

What time do I need to submit my application by?

All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm (CST) on the day of the deadline. You will not be able to submit your application after that.


What file formats will be accpeted for attachments?

Acceptable formats include .pdf and .jpeg. No other file types will be accepted.

How should I name my files?

You should give each file a name that identifies with you and the type of required document it represents. For example, a file representing your high school transcript could be named “First Name-HS Transcript”. Do not use any symbols except for a period or a dash, as symbols can interfere with the upload process.

Is there a size limit for file attachments?

The maximum size for all attachments varies. If your attachment is larger than the allotted space, please contact us for assistance at or call 219.326.2471.

I do not have the required attachments in electronic form. Can I make other arrangements to deliver them to you?

No. The online system will not allow you to submit your application unless you attach the required materials. If you do not have the documents electronically, you can scan the information into a PDF file. If you do not have a scanner available, you can scan your documents at a copy shop or a public library. You can also follow the directions for the ‘Fax to File’ option located under the ‘Tools’ section to the left of your application.


Help! Why did I lose my edits?!

There are a few common reasons why this can happen:
If you stay on one page for an extended period of time without saving, your account may “time out” without warning. Generally, the software will auto save for you, but you may lose some information if you have not saved periodically.
A weak internet connection may momentarily disconnect your computer while you are working on the application. As a safeguard, we recommend that you:
– Save your application often
– Cut and paste your application answers after each question into a Word document to save as backup. To restore your edits, try:
Re-loading your internet page, as sometimes the browser will cache an older version of your page.
Logging out, waiting a few minutes, and then logging back in and re-opening your application.

Why am I having problems uploading files?

Double check that there are no symbols in the file name and that the file type and size are acceptable. Then try one or more of these suggestions:
Sometimes the problem can be a corrupt file. Try saving a new, renamed version of the document. Try saving your file as a different type. For instance, if you scanned a document to create a (.jpg) file, try saving it in a (.pdf) format instead.

How do I print my application for my records?

If you would like a paper copy of your application for your own records, login to the application portal and choose the Application Packet link. This will create a PDF of your application. You can print or save this document. You will always have access to your application by logging back into the application portal, even after you submit it.

Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) and La Porte Hospital Auxiliary (LPHA) make it easy for you to apply for a scholarship online. Please read the instructions below before beginning an application. All scholarships must be completed online.

How to Apply


STEP 1: Review Eligibility, Guidelines & Deadlines

Each of the available scholarships require that you are either: • A resident of the city of La Porte and surrounding areas • Actively employed within the city of La Porte and surrounding areas You must also be enrolled in a healthcare related field or program. HFL and LPHA offer a variety of scholarships, some with additional requirements.Please review these requirements carefully prior to submitting your applications. The application process will close on March 20, 2020.
Available Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Scholarships Available La Porte Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships Link to Scholarship Application Portal

STEP 2: Create an Account

Recommended browsers: Our application system works with all major Internet browsers, though we recommend using Safari or Google Chrome. First Time Users: Click “Create New Account”. Be sure you remember the email address and password you create as you will need this to log back into the scholarship portal. Returning Users: If you have already created an account but have forgotten your password, please click “Forgot your Password?” and follow the instructions. If you have issues related to logging in or creating an account, please contact us.

STEP 3: Review Requirements and Select the Appropriate Form

• Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Radiologic/Medical Imaging Scholarship — Pursuing a Radiology/Medical Imaging Degree • La Porte Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship — Upcoming College/University Freshman or Sophomores • Healthcare Foundation of La Porte — Upcoming College/University Junior or higher COMPLETE THE ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

STEP 4: Your Application will be Reviewed

Your scholarship application will be reviewed by the appropriate scholarship committee. During this process, our staff may contact you for more information. Please provide accurate contact information (email and phone number) if case our staff needs to contact you.

STEP 5: Final Scholarship Decisions are Made

Applicants will be notified via email regarding selections and declines for funding.