Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund has been established through the Porter County Community Foundation to honor Gary’s memory by presenting a two-year scholarship to deserving Valpo High School grads entering the education or arts fields. This scholarship endowment will continue in perpetuity.

The first year scholarship award is $1,500.00 with a $1,000.00 award the following year, as long as the student has maintained at least a C average during his/her freshman college year.

Scholarship recipients will be announced here on the website and at the Awards Night at VHS.

In the future, VHS seniors may apply for the scholarship through the Valparaiso  High School Guidance office. Criteria may include, but not be limited, to the following:

  • Graduating VHS senior.
  • Intention to enter into studies for elementary education, secondary education or the arts.
  • At least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Volunteer activities.
  • Financial need.

If you would like to make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE contribution to the fund so that scholarship awards can increase over time (with inflation), please send your check payable to:

Porter County Community Foundation
for Gary Webster Memorial Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 302
Valparaiso, IN 46384

You can also donate online by credit card at:

Scholarship Winners:

  • 2015 – Brooke Fullenkamp – Indiana Wesleyan – Physical Education
  • 2016 – Shelby Kucharyski – Central Michigan University – Elementary Education