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PHF announces 2022 scholarship information

January 24, 2022 | By Michael H. Babcock

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is providing 47 scholarship opportunities for students from Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon counties this year. Application information is now available at with a deadline of March 4, 2022.

Scholarships Available GraphicPHF will award one $1,000 scholarship for each area high school for a general education scholarship, health career scholarship, and a career and technical education (CTE) scholarship in partnership with Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance. There are three $2,000 scholarships designated for non-traditional students.

Donor-designated scholarships this year include the Joseph B. Kirkish, Ph.D., Scholarships and McIntyre Family Scholarships. The Kirkish Scholarships include two $2,500 general educational scholarships and two $2,500 general education scholarships for a student who is a congregation member of St. Ignatius Loyola and/or St. Albert the Great in Houghton. He also offers two for members of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity that will be released February 15. The McIntyre Family Scholarships are worth $2,000 for two graduating seniors from Ontonagon High School that intent to be enrolled in a certificate program or an associate degree in skilled trades or career technical education.

Application information has been provided to guidance counselors at all 12 area high schools and can also be found at

Michael H. Babcock

Michael H. Babcock