• Marquette Bank to offer 53 Scholarships to Local High School Graduates  

    Neighborhood Bank continues 46-year Scholarship Tradition


    Orland Park, IL (February 15, 2012) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, has announced the 55 local high schools selected to participate in the 2012 Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program.  The program has a 46-year tradition of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from neighborhoods near Marquette Bank’s 24 branch locations.  Funded by the Marquette Bank Education Foundation, the scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need, maintain at least a “B” average and have an outstanding record of community service.  Since 1967, over $2.3 million has been awarded to more than 1,281 Chiacgoland high school students.  


    “We’re committed to strengthening our neighborhoods by investing in student leaders who give back to the community through volunteerism and service,” said George Moncada, President.

    The 2012 scholarship amount is $2,500.  Scholarship recipients are selected by their school’s principal or guidance counselors and are recognized at an awards ceremony attended by friends and family.  The scholarship can be used to cover expenses at any higher education program including: four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, vocational training or trade schools.  To apply, students from participating schools can pick up an application in the guidance counselor’s office.  New this year is the addition of the Englewood Campus of Urban Prep High School on the city’s Southside.  Listed below are the schools participating in the 2012 Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program:

    • Alan B. Shepard High School
    • Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
    • Andrew High School 
    • Argo Community High School
    • Benito Juarez Community Academy
    • Bogan Technical High School
    • Bolingbrook High School
    • Brother Rice High School 
    • Carl Sandburg High School 
    • Chicago Christian High School 
    • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School 
    • Curie Metropolitan High School 
    • De La Salle Institute
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower High School 
    • Evergreen Park High School 
    • Farragut Career Academy 
    • Gage Park High School 
    • Hales Franciscan High School 
    • Hancock College Prep. High School 
    • Harper High School
    • Hubbard High School
    • Kelly High School 
    • Kennedy High School 
    • Lemont High School
    • Leo Catholic High School
    • Lincoln-Way Central High School
    • Lindblom Math and Science Academy
    • Little Village Lawndale High School
    • Maria High School
    • Marist High School
    • Morgan Park High School
    • Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School
    • Mount Assisi Academy
    • Mount Carmel High School
    • Neuqua Valley High School
    • New Luther High School
    • Oak Forest High School 
    • Oak Lawn Community High School
    • Our Lady of Tepeyac High School
    • Paul Robeson High School
    • Providence Catholic High School
    • Queen of Peace High School
    • Reavis High School 
    • Richards High School
    • Romeoville High School
    • Simeon Career Academy 
    • Southwest Youth Collaborative 
    • St. Ignatius College Prep. 
    • St. Laurence High School 
    • St. Rita of Cascia High School 
    • Tinley Park High School
    • Trinity High School
    • Universal School 
    • Urban Prep – Englewood Campus 
    • Waubonsie Valley High School
    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: shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness.  For more information on the Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com/about_scholarship.aspx 


    About Marquette Bank:    

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.7 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank.  Marquette Bank has been a locally-operated bank providing personalized banking service since 1945.  Marquette Bank is a full-service, customer-focused neighborhood bank that serves the financial needs of Chicagoland communities, offering an extensive line of financial products including retail banking, mortgages, trust and business banking, free Online Bill Pay and free Automated Telephone Banking.  Marquette Bank’s retail branches are located in Chicago, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois.  Marquette Bank customers have convenient free access to over 43,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.