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Northwest Indiana Scholarship Program 2015

Northwest Indiana Scholarship Program provides up to $5,000 need based scholarship awards to selected applicants from Northwest region of Indiana. Students who are permanent residents of Lake, LaPorte and Porter Counties are eligible for this scholarship. Students who have received this scholarship in the past MUST re-apply for consideration.

Candidates for this scholarship are expected to be involved in school and community leadership and have exhibited qualities of high character and integrity.

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Urban League 2015 Scholarship Winners

The Urban League of Northwest Indiana would like to congratulate
the following students and 2015 Scholarship Winners! 

Gary Frontiers Service Club

  • LiYonna L. McCallum


  • Arnold Christopher Chism

Sheriff John Buncich

  • Anthony Trevon Castel
  • Jacob Bramlett

Joseph Trent Morrow

  • Ivorie Stalling
  • Shirlique Lark

Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc. Diversity

  • Pascual Armando Delgado

Carolyn B. Mosby

  • David Lewis
  • Ivorie Stalling
  • Simeon Burks
  • Calvin Charles Mead
  • Anthony Trevon Castel


  • Arnold Christopher Chism
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  • Ryan J. Stevenson

Horizon Bank

  • YiQui Duan
  • LiYonna L. McCallum
  • Raven Wood
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Rev. Dr. Norman L. & Mrs. Marilyn Hairston, Sr.

  • Ivorie Stalling


Eloise Gentry

  • LiYonna L. McCallum
  • Molly Zakutansky
  • Raven Wood

Dr. Bernard C. Watson

  • LiYonna L. McCallum
  • D'Angelo Sandidge
  • Simeon Burks
  • Calvin Charles Mead
  • Brianna Nichols

Realizing the Dream in Northwest Indiana


On February 17, 2015, Dr. Allen and several other NWI leaders met at Valpo University for a special forum, “A Dialogue on Civil Rights”. It was an opportunity for the brightest minds in Northwest Indiana to talk about this pressing issue in our society.

Click on the following links to read more about this insightful night.

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Urban League and Infinite Scholars Scholarship Fair

To:    All High School Principals, Superintendents and Counselors

Thank you for bringing your students to our annual Scholarship Fair.  Without your cooperation it would not have been the success it was. The next Annual Scholarship Fair will be held in September 2015. Information will be forthcoming.

Dr. Vanessa Allen

President & CEO


A Community Conversation on Education

The Historic Wiley College has partial and full ride scholarship opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year. 

Financial Need Based and Academic Scholarships are still available.

If you are serious about attending college in Texas, contact Mr. Joseph Morale directly via his email at

Wiley College is also known for the real life 2007 movie, The Great Debaters.  The 1935 debate team defeated the then-reining national forensics champion, University of Southern California.

UL of NWI Presents: In-Power Youth
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 In-Power students at NIPSCO Generating Station November 14th, 2013



Did you know Dr. Bernard Watson was in the film Voices of Color
which was recently shown at the Gary International Black Film Festival?

Dr. Watson is a proud graduate of Roosevelt High School and there is a school named in his honor
(Dr. Bernard C. Watson Academy for Boys) in Gary, IN. Dr. Watson offers scholarships to students
through the Urban League of Northwest Indiana. 



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