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Marquette Bank Continues Tradition and Awards Scholarships to 53 Local High School Graduates
Neighborhood bank celebrates 46th Annual Scholarship Program
Orland Park, IL (June 5, 2012) – Marquette Bank, a neighborhood bank, continued a 46-year tradition by awarding $2,500 scholarships to 53 graduating seniors from neighborhood high schools in Chicago and the southwest suburbs. A total of $132,500 was awarded to local students. Funded by the Marquette Bank Education Foundation (MBEF), scholarships were awarded to students recommended by guidance counselors and principals and selected based on financial need, scholastic achievement and a record of volunteer service in their respective communities. “As a neighborhood bank it is important to invest in the education of local students,” said George Moncada, President and CEO of Marquette Bank. “This year’s scholarship recipients have shown a commitment to their community through volunteerism and service and the bank is honored to provide them with a scholarship to help further their education,” Moncada said. Since 1967, nearly $2.5 million in scholarships has been awarded to more than 1,300 high school students from Chicagoland neighborhoods. The scholarship can be used for any post-secondary education program, including: four-year universities, community colleges and vocational training schools. Listed below are the 2012 Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Recipients (information includes student name, high school, institution student is planning to attend and is categorized by high school location):
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 Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit: www.emarquettebank.com/about_scholarship.aspx.
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