• Marquette Bank Invites 54 Schools to Participate in 48th Annual Scholarship Program 
    Neighborhood bank offers 54 high school seniors a $2,500 scholarship 


    Orland Park, IL (Feb. 07, 2014) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, has announced the 54 local high schools selected for the 2014 Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program. The program has a 48-year tradition of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from neighborhoods near Marquette Bank’s 22 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 $2.6 million has been awarded to over 1,300 Chicagoland high school students.

    “As a neighborhood bank, we want to acknowledge and reward those graduating seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to our neighborhoods through volunteering and completing service projects,” George Moncada, Marquette Bank President said. “Providing financial support encourages these students to further their education and will help them to become future leaders of the community, which will benefit the entire community as a whole.”

    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 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 by March 15, 2014 and the schools must submit their nominated scholarship recipient by April 25, 2014.

    Listed below are the Chicagoland schools invited to participate in the 2014 Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program:  

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

    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.5 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 22 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. Connect with Marquette Bank on social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumblr. For more information visit: http://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.