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Marquette Bank awards 57 scholarships to local students

Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, continued its 51-year tradition of awarding scholarships to local graduating seniors. This year, the Marquette Bank Education Foundation awarded individual scholarships of $2,500 to 57 graduating seniors from Chicagoland schools.

“As a neighborhood bank it is important to us to invest in the education of local students. All of this year’s scholarship recipients have shown a commitment to serve their community and have excelled academically,” George Moncada, President and CEO of Marquette Bank, said.

Since the scholarship program began during the 1966 -1967 school year, more than $3.1 million has been awarded to over 1,600 high school seniors from Chicagoland neighborhoods. Students were selected based on financial need, scholastic achievement and a record of volunteer service in their communities. The scholarship can be used for any post-secondary education program, including: four-year universities, community colleges and vocational training schools.

The scholarship program is funded by the Marquette Bank Education Foundation (MBEF) and scholarships were awarded to students chosen by their school’s guidance counselors and principals.

The 2017 Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship recipients are named along with their hometown:

Imagine Dempsey of Alsip, Lindsay Pina of Bolingbrook, Hamza Shahin of Alsip, Priscilla Rodriguez of Chicago, Rama Diab of Burbank, Jaime Madrid of Chicago (Little Village), Cristian Garcia-Velazquez of Chicago (South Shore), Daniela Chavez of Chicago (Brighton Park), Luis Avila-Marquez of Chicago (Ashburn), Raul Andrade of Berwyn, Yessica Garcia of Chicago (Chicago Lawn), Alondra Ulloa of Chicago (Archer Heights), Karina Silva of Berwyn, Ashley Olvera of Cicero, Jose Gonzalez of Chicago (Archer Heights), Lino Carvajal of Chicago (East Side), Jorell Jones of Chicago (Englewood), Eric Solorio Academy High School, Beatriz Marquez of Chicago (Little Village), Ana Hernandez of Chicago (Chicago Lawn), Jonatan Gomez of Chicago (West Elsdon), Alisha Williams of Chicago (Englewood), Mark Garcia of Chicago (Gage Park), Kamaria Crowley of Chicago (North Lawndale), Guizhen Yu of Chicago (South Chicago), Johnson College Prep., Cindy Chan of Chicago (McKinley Park), Kelly High School, Harold Washington College, Hugo Calderon of Chicago (Garfield Ridge), Kennedy High School, Sterling Smith of Chicago (Stony Island Park), Leo Catholic High School, Janea McAlister of Chicago (South Deering), Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School, Victoria Krummick of Evergreen Park, Jori Roberts of Chicago (South Shore), Morgan Park High School, Danielle Spell of Alsip, Dominic Antonietti of Chicago (Beverly), Dennis Garrido of Cicero, Torri Demery of Chicago (Longwood Manor), Percy L. Julian High School, Michelle Buhrmaster of Western Springs, Khalil Jones of Chicago (Gresham), Simeon Career Academy, Adam McCarthy of Chicago (West Chicago), Yarely Macedo of Chicago (Bridgeport), Kelin Mendoza of Chicago (Garfield Ridge), David Stanton of Chicago (South Shore), Urban Prep. – Englewood Campus, Debra Tracey of Evergreen Park, Claudia Jazowski of Lemont, Sydney Sanders of New Lenox, Kelcie Burdiak of Yorkville, Brandon Bell of Crestwood, Piotr Galas of Oak Lawn, Nour Saleh of Oak Lawn, Olivia Paraschos of Orland Park, Cassidy VandeKamp of Tinley Park, Naledge Killins of Crestwood, Malake Alazmah of Bridge- view, Camilla Czajka of Berwyn, Kendall Hileman of Romeoville, Klaudia Zwijacz of Palos Hills, Jacob Grimes of Merrionette Park, and Carolina Carrillo of Oak Forest.

The Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program is part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, where each quarter the bank focuses on a different area
of need, including: shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. For more information on the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment or scho- larship program, call 1-888-254- 9500.

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