• Marquette Bank Continues 47-Year Tradition and Awards Scholarships to 54 Local High School Graduates
    Neighborhood bank celebrates 47th annual Scholarship Program 

    Orland Park, IL (May 30, 2013) – Marquette Bank, a neighborhood bank, continued a 47-year tradition by awarding $2,500 scholarships to 54 graduating seniors from neighborhood high schools in Chicago and the southwest suburbs. A total of $135,000 was awarded to local students.

    Funded by the Marquette Bank Education Foundation (MBEF), scholarships were awarded to students recommended by their guidance counselors and principals. Students were selected based on financial need, scholastic achievement and a record of volunteer service in their respective communities.

    “While having good grades and demonstrating a financial need were important determining factors in selecting scholarship recipients, students who gave back to the community through volunteer activities and service stood out the most,” George Moncada, President and CEO of Marquette Bank, said. “We’re happy the participating schools have chosen students who share a similar passion with Marquette Bank of helping others, and we wish this year’s recipients the best of luck with their future education,” Moncada said.

    Since 1967, over $2.6 million in scholarships has been awarded to nearly 1,400 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 2013 Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Recipients (information includes the student’s name, high school and institution student is planning to attend and is categorized by high school location):


    • Derric McCallister of Aurora; Waubonsie Valley High School; Illinois State University


    • Magdalena Saavedra of Berwyn; Our Lady of Tepeyac High School; St. Xavier University

    Blue Island

    • Kathy Rodogiannis of Blue Island; Dwight D. Eisenhower High School; Trinity College
    • Lauren Tueth of Blue Island; Marist High School; St. Louis University


    • Kiran Syed of Bolingbrook; Bolingbrook High School; Loyola University


    • Yusra Sarhan of Bridgeview; Oak Lawn Community High School; Illinois Institute of Technology


    • Ibrahim Abed of Burbank; Reavis High School; DePaul University
    • Nathan Zellak of Burbank; St. Laurence High School; Moraine Valley Community College


    • Nancy Villa of Chicago; Benito Juarez Community Academy; Northeastern Illinois University
    • Katie Schmidtke of Chicago; Bogan College Prep High School; Indiana State University
    • Brendan Hogan of Chicago; Brother Rice High School; Indiana University - Bloomington
    • Gerardo Serano of Chicago; Cristo Rey Jesuit High School; St. Xavier University
    • Su Zhao of Chicago; Curie Metropolitan High School; DePaul University
    • Diana Trujillo of Chicago; De La Salle Institute; University of St. Francis
    • Diana Loyola of Chicago; Farragut Career Academy; Harold Washington College
    • Mariel Villanueva of Chicago; Gage Park High School; Chicago State University
    • Christopher Simpson of Chicago; Hales Franciscan High School; Edward Waters College
    • Ana Lozado of Chicago; Hancock High School; Undecided
    • Quantarian Lockett of Chicago; Harper High School; Western Illinois University
    • Diana Bilea of Chicago; Hubbard High School; Olivet Nazarene University
    • David Rios of Chicago; Kelly High School; Roosevelt University
    • Karen Ruiz of Chicago; Kennedy High School; Illinois Wesleyan University
    • James Fagan of Chicago; Leo Catholic High School; Southern Illinois University
    • Jamauri Tylon of Chicago; Lindblom Math & Science Academy; Western Illinois University
    • Elizabeth Raygoza of Chicago; Little Village Lawndale High School; University of Illinois - Champaign Urbana
    • T’Mia Ross of Chicago; Maria High School; Undecided
    • Maya Bryant of Chicago; Morgan Park High School; Northern Illinois University
    • Jennifer Smith of Chicago; Mount Assisi Academy; Moraine Valley Community College
    • Vincent Sheridan of Chicago; Mount Carmel High School; University of Notre Dame
    • Loreal Hill of Chicago; Science Fine and Performing Arts; University of Illinois - Chicago
    • Donjenae Moore of Chicago; Paul Robeson High School; Benedict College
    • Aimee Villalobos of Chicago; Queen of Peace High School; Moraine Valley Community College
    • Perry Spring of Chicago; St. Ignatius College Prep; University of Missouri - Columbia
    • Tikia Travis of Chicago; Simeon Career Academy; University of Illinois - Chicago
    • Caroline Foulk of Chicago; Trinity High School; Knox College
    • Daryl Hope of Chicago; Urban Prep/Englewood Campus; Morehouse College

    Evergreen Park

    • Christina Silvia of Evergreen Park; Evergreen Park High School; St. Xavier University
    • Ceili Erickson of Evergreen Park; Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School; Eastern University

    Hazel Crest

    • Omar Mujahid of Hazel Crest; Universal School; University of Chicago

    Hickory Hills

    • Iwona Kowalczyk of Hickory Hills; Argo Community High School; Loyola University
    • Annette Zajac of Hickory Hills; Stagg High School; University of Indianapolis


    • Rebeca Bagdocimo of Lemont; Lemont Township High School; DePauw University


    • Michael O’Connor of Lockport; St. Rita of Cascia High School; Central College


    • Kristin Watkins of Matteson; Providence Catholic High School; Elon University


    • Eleanor Evins of Naperville; Neuqua Valley High School; Northern Illinois University

    New Lenox

    • Hannah Nilsen of New Lenox; Lincoln-Way Central High School; University of Evansville

    Oak Forest

    • Manon Misheck of Oak Forest; Oak Forest High School; University of Illinois
    • Allison Anson of Oak Forest; Tinley Park High School; Western Illinois University

    Oak Lawn

    • Nethaum Mizyed of Oak Lawn; Richard High School; University of Chicago

    Orland Hills

    • Taylor Rolder of Orland Hills; Andrew High School; Bradley University

    Orland Park

    • Maria Lolis of Orland Park; Carl Sandburg High School; Illinois State University


    • Faith Mancol of Romeoville; Romeoville High School; Loyola University

    Tinley Park

    • David Decker of Tinley Park; Chicago Christian High School; Bethel College


    • Deanna Santamaria of Worth; Shepard High School; University of Missouri - Columbia


    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.



    Photo Caption: The Marquette Bank Education Foundation awarded 54 scholarships of $2,500 to local graduating high school seniors on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Since 1967, over $2.6 million in scholarships has been awarded to nearly 1,400 students from Chicagoland neighborhoods. 




    About Marquette Bank:    

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.6 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank. Marquette Bank has been a locally owned and 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, home financing, trust services and business banking. Marquette Bank has a lending portfolio of almost $1 billion in Chicagoland and offers home mortgages, multifamily lending, commercial mortgages, lines of credit, commercial real estate loans and small business lending. Marquette Bank regularly offers free financial literacy and education seminars, workshops and classes to customers, schools, senior groups, community organizations and local residents including personal financial and home buyer education classes. Marquette Bank has 23 retail branches 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 provides customers mobile banking, online banking and telephone banking options and free access to over 55,000 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.