The Scholarship is awarded each year to assist health care workers who lack access to traditional scholarships, enabling them to pursue further education in health care. It was created by the late Mrs. Avis Lukach, a past Visiting Nurse Association board member and longtime community volunteer who believed in opening doors for non-traditional students.
The scholarship continues as a lasting testament to her vision. Anyone employed in the health care field who desires to advance their health-care related education through formal courses, certificate courses, or specialized training may apply for this scholarship.
Applications are for scholarship assistance in the fall and must be returned to the VNA Foundation office at 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383 no later than May 31. Over the last few years, the committee has awarded scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to the selected recipients.
Previous recipients are not eligible for additional assistance.
For more information or to request a scholarship application, call the VNA Foundation at (219) 462-5195. Or visit the VNA website at www.vnaportercounty.org. Donations to the Lukach Memorial Scholarship Fund may be made c/o the VNA Foundation, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383.