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Marquette Bank to Offer 54 Scholarships to Local High School SeniorsNeighborhood bank continues 47-year scholarship tradition
Orland Park, IL (Feb. 7, 2013) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, has announced the 54 local high schools selected to participate in the 2013 Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program. The program has a 47-year tradition of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from neighborhoods near Marquette Bank’s 23 branch locations. Funded by the Marquette Bank Education Foundation, the scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need, have an outstanding record of community service and maintain at least a “B” average. Since 1967, over $2.5 million has been awarded to around 1,300 Chicagoland high school students. “As a neighborhood bank, we want to give recognition to the most involved and dedicated kids in our communities,” George Moncada, President said. “By giving kids scholarship money, they will be able to further their education and develop the tools needed to improve their communities even more as adults.” Scholarship recipients are selected by their school’s principal, guidance counselors or principal appointed committee and are recognized at an awards ceremony attended by friends and family. The scholarship amount is $2,500 and 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 from their guidance counselor’s office and the schools must submit their recipient by April 26, 2013.
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.
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