Don Q Scholarship

Helping Students Fulfill a Dream with an Experience that Lasts a Lifetime  

The Don Quijote Scholarship Fund provides support to help students experience the world. 

The Fund helps to fulfill the student’s dream to immerse his or herself in another country; to learn about and truly experience the culture and people he or she previously only read about.

The DQ Scholarship Fund raises fund through events (link) and individual contributions. Members and Volunteers are enriched with the self-esteem of helping others…and our meetings are always eventful and fun.

The Scholarship is awarded to students in Valparaiso and throughout Northwest Indiana  The Scholarship Committee reviews student applications and reference letters. T The scholarship may be used for the expenses associated with the educational travel.  The Fund is managed by a volunteer board. 

Upcoming Events

Fishing Derby
Carlos’s Pond
Sunday, June 9, 9am-2pm

The Fishing Derby is a great opportunity for your family to “test the waters” of fishing or put  your fishing skills to the test. Your catch can be prepped and prepared right there, you can take it home to fix, or catch and release. 
Tickets are available at don Quijote Restaurant or at the event.

Just south of County Road 700 on Highway 149. 
Map to the location of the event.

Funshoot
Oakwood Gun Club
Sunday, September 15


Gourmet Dinner and Wine Pairing Extravaganza
Don Quijote Restaurante
November 3, 2019

4pm
Cocktails ~ Dinner ~ Variety of Wins
Enjoy an excellent selection of wine and Spanish cuisine.

Participate in the auctions to support
the Scholarship Fund.

Tickets will be available at the Restaurant and from Board members.

2019 Award Winners

Sydney Vorrier
Sydney is a junior at Valparaiso High School. She will be using her scholarship to attend the Concordia Language Villages in Cass Lake, Minnesota. It is a 2-week immersion camp in which she will participate in traditional capm activities as well as cultural lessons, all while speaking only Spanish.

Sydney is involved with VHS’s UNICEF Club, raising funds and awareness for different humanitarian issues. She is a member of the school’s soccer and basketball teams as well as Team LEAD, a mentoring program for middle school students.

Emily Weber-Brokke
Emily is a student at Purdue Northwest. She will spend May in a study abroad program in Spain. She will live with a host family in Carceres, Spain while taking classes there. Emily will also participate in guided tours and trips through-out the area.

Emily is the Spanish Club Vice President and has also been Treasurer. He club was recognized as Social Organization of the Year at PNW during her time as Treasurer. The Club host fundraising and culturally aware events on and off campus.

Lauren Sensibaugh
Lauren is a junior at Chesterton High School. Her scholarship allows her to travel to Costa Rica with her school. They will visit San Jose and Monteverde. In addition, they will visit Volcano National Park, Tortuguero National Park, do other hiking, and plant a tree in one of the nature centers.

Lauren is a member of the soccer and tennis teams. She also plays flute in the school band.


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