Updated: June 23, 2013 6:06AM
HOPE Scholarship: Northwest Indiana McDonald’s Operators and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana have partnered to establish the HOPE Scholarship for local high school students. It is open to graduating high school seniors living in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties. Twenty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have: achieved academic excellence (minimum 3.0 GPA); supported their community through volunteer activities; demonstrated financial need; plan to pursue a degree in business management, hospitality or agricultural studies. Applications for the HOPE Scholarship will be accepted through May 24. Students interested in the HOPE Scholarship can visit foodbanknwi.org to download the application and full instructions.
Academic summer camp: Valparaiso University’s Office of Undergraduate Admission and Summer Global Leadership Institute will host an academic camp for elementary and middle school students called Summer Smart, Summer Fun. The camp will run Monday through Friday from June 17 to June 28. Depending on age, students will enter programs based in global citizenship or world exploration. Students entering first- through fourth-grade will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $125. Students entering fifth- or sixth-grade will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for is $225. For more information or to apply, email Alan Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Theater camp: Registration is open for Chicago Street Summer Camps for kindergartners through high school seniors, covering everything from theater games to character development to a playwright program to a Shakespeare workshop. Several new camps will be offered this summer as well, including Introducing Stage Craft, Camp Improv and a Clowning Workshop. An Apprentice Program is also being reinstated, along with Booth Camp and Be Backstage, all of which allow children and teens to learn about the technical aspects of theater. Camps begin June 4 and run through July 27. To see a full list of summer camps, along with descriptions, visit www.chicagostreet.org. Parents can register children through the Web site, or call 464-1636 for more information.