• Marquette Bank to Offer 54 Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

    Neighborhood 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.


    • Alan B. Shepard High School, Palos Heights, IL
    • Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Palos Hills, IL
    • Andrew High School, Tinley Park, IL
    • Argo Community High School, Summit, IL
    • Benito Juarez Community Academy, Chicago, IL
    • Bogan Technical High School, Chicago, IL
    • Bolingbrook High School, Bolingbrook, IL
    • Brother Rice High School, Chicago, IL
    • Carl Sandburg High School, Orland Park, IL
    • Chicago Christian High School, Palos Heights, IL
    • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Chicago, IL
    • Curie Metropolitan High School, Chicago, IL
    • De La Salle Institute, Chicago, IL
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, Blue Island, IL
    • Evergreen Park High School, Evergreen Park, IL
    • Farragut Career Academy, Chicago, IL
    • Gage Park High School, Chicago, IL
    • Hales Franciscan High School, Chicago, IL
    • Hancock College Prep. High School, Chicago, IL
    • Harper High School, Chicago, IL
    • Hubbard High School, Chicago, IL
    • Kelly High School, Chicago, IL
    • Kennedy High School, Chicago, IL
    • Lemont High School, Lemont, IL
    • Leo Catholic High School, Chicago, IL
    • Lincoln-Way Central High School, New Lenox, IL
    • Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Chicago, IL
    • Little Village Lawndale High School Campus, Chicago, IL
    • Maria High School, Chicago, IL
    • Marist High School, Chicago, IL
    • Morgan Park High School, Chicago, IL
    • Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, Chicago, IL
    • Mount Assisi Academy, Lemont, IL
    • Mount Carmel Academy, Chicago, IL
    • Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL
    • New Luther Math, Science, Fine Performing Arts High School, Chicago, IL
    • Oak Forest High School, Oak Forest, IL
    • Oak Lawn Community High School, Oak Lawn, IL
    • Our Lady of Tepayac High School, Chicago, IL
    • Paul Robeson High School, Chicago, IL
    • Providence Catholic High School, New Lenox, IL
    • Queen of Peace High School, Burbank, IL
    • Reavis High School, Burbank, IL
    • Harold L. Richards High School, Oak Lawn, IL
    • Romeoville High School, Romeoville, IL
    • Saint Ignatius College Prep., Chicago, IL
    • Simeon Career Academy, Chicago, IL
    • St. Laurence High School, Burbank, IL
    • St. Rita of Cascia High School, Chicago, IL
    • Tinley Park High School, Tinley Park, IL
    • Trinity High School, River Forest, IL
    • Universal School, Bridgeview, IL
    • Urban Prep/Englewood Campus, Chicago, IL
    • Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL


    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 $1.6 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 50,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.   

    Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Follow Marquette Bank on Twitter or like the Bank on Facebook for special offers and news.For more information visit: http://www.emarquettebank.com  or call 1-888-254-9500.