2022 Laidig Service Scholarship Winners Announced
Four local students receive scholarships, paid internships
The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has named four St. Joseph County students as 2022 Jon and Sonja Laidig Community Service Scholars.
This year’s Laidig Scholars are Tristan Badia, Penn High School, who will attend Ivy Tech Community College; Lubabah Hassan, Penn High School, who will attend Indiana University Bloomington; Moriah Love, Riley High School, who will attend Alabama A&M University; and Peyton Shrader, Clay High School, who will attend the University of Notre Dame.
The Jon and Sonja Laidig Community Service Scholarship provides St. Joseph County students with generous tuition assistance and an opportunity to give back to their community through a paid summer internship, served with some of St. Joseph County’s best nonprofit agencies. This year’s internship locations include La Casa de Amistad, Reins of Life, Unity Gardens, Dismas House, Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County, Holy Cross Village, and Camp Millhouse.
The value of the scholarship is $8,750 ($3,750 for the internship and up to $5,000 in tuition scholarship), and it is renewable for up to four years.
Launched in 2009, this program includes a total of 16 students who will return to St. Joseph County this summer to complete their internships at local nonprofit agencies. Jon and Sonja Laidig Community Service Scholarship awards are based on academic excellence, financial need, community service, leadership, and a desire to contribute to one’s community and society.