Marquette Bank Awards 57 Scholarships to Local Students

Release date: 6/28/2017

Neighborhood bank supports Chicagoland high school students through annual scholarships.

Orland Park, IL (June 28, 2017) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, continued its 51-year tradition of awarding scholarships to local graduating seniors. This year, the Marquette Bank Education Foundation awarded individual scholarships of $2,500 to 57 graduating seniors from Chicagoland schools.
“As a neighborhood bank it is important to us to invest in the education of local students. All of this year’s scholarship recipients have shown a commitment to serve their community and have excelled academically,” George Moncada, President and CEO of Marquette Bank, said.
Since the scholarship program began during the 1966 -1967 school year, more than $3.1 million has been awarded to over 1,600 high school seniors from Chicagoland neighborhoods. Students were selected based on financial need, scholastic achievement and a record of volunteer service in their communities. The scholarship can be used for any post-secondary education program, including: four-year universities, community colleges and vocational training schools.
The scholarship program is funded by the Marquette Bank Education Foundation (MBEF) and scholarships were awarded to students chosen by their school’s guidance counselors and principals.
Listed below are the 2017 Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship recipients (note: information is listed by High School location and includes student’s name/hometown, High School and the institution he or she is planning to attend):
Blue Island

  • Imagine Dempsey of Alsip; Eisenhower High School; Valparaiso University
  • Lindsay Pina of Bolingbrook; Bolingbrook High School; Joliet Junior College
  • Hamza Shahin of Alsip; Universal School; University of Illinois Chicago
  • Priscilla Rodriguez of Chicago; Queen of Peace High School; DePaul University
  • Rama Diab of Burbank; Reavis High School; Lewis University
  • Jaime Madrid of Chicago (Little Village); St. Laurence High School; Loyola University - Chicago
  • Cristian Garcia-Velazquez of Chicago (South Shore); Air Force Academy High School; Harold Washington College           
  • Daniela Chavez of Chicago (Brighton Park); Benito Juarez Community Academy; North Park University
  • Luis Avila-Marquez of Chicago (Ashburn); Bogan High School; University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Raul Andrade of Berwyn; Brother Rice High School; DePaul University
  • Yessica Garcia of Chicago (Chicago Lawn); Catalyst Maria High School; Blackburn College
  • Alondra Ulloa of Chicago (Archer Heights); Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences; St. Xavier University
  • Karina Silva of Berwyn; Chicago Hope Academy; Marquette University
  • Ashley Olvera of Cicero; Cristo Rey Jesuit High School; College of St. Benedict
  • Jose Gonzalez of Chicago (Archer Heights); Curie Metropolitan High School; University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Lino Carvajal of Chicago (East Side); De La Salle Institute; University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Jorell Jones of Chicago (Englewood); Eric Solorio Academy High School; University of Illinois – Springfield           
  • Beatriz Marquez of Chicago (Little Village); Farragut Career Academy; University of Illinois – Chicago
  • Ana Hernandez of Chicago (Chicago Lawn); Gage Park High School; University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Jonatan Gomez of Chicago (West Elsdon); Hancock High School; National Louis University       
  • Alisha Williams of Chicago (Englewood); Harper High School; Northeastern Illinois University
  • Mark Garcia of Chicago (Gage Park); Hubbard High School; University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana
  • Kamaria Crowley of Chicago (North Lawndale); Infinity Math, Science and Technology High School; University of Illinois – Chicago          
  • Guizhen Yu of Chicago (South Chicago); Johnson College Prep.; University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  • Cindy Chan of Chicago (McKinley Park); Kelly High School; Harold Washington College
  • Hugo Calderon of Chicago (Garfield Ridge); Kennedy High School; University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana
  • Sterling Smith of Chicago (Stony Island Park); Leo Catholic High School; Eastern Illinois University
  • Janea McAlister of Chicago (South Deering); Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School; University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana
  • Victoria Krummick of Evergreen Park; Marist High School; University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana
  • Jori Roberts of Chicago (South Shore); Morgan Park High School; Columbia College
  • Danielle Spell of Alsip; Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School; Creighton University
  • Dominic Antonietti of Chicago (Beverly); Mount Carmel High School; University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • Dennis Garrido of Cicero; Our Lady of Tepeyac High School; St. Xavier University
  • Jalen Dora of Chicago (West Pullman); Paul Robeson High School; St. Xavier University
  • Torri Demery of Chicago (Longwood Manor); Percy L. Julian High School; Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
  • Michelle Buhrmaster of Western Springs; Saint Ignatius College Prep.; Michigan State University
  • Khalil Jones of Chicago (Gresham); Simeon Career Academy; Loyola University Chicago
  • Adam McCarthy of Chicago (West Chicago); St. Rita of Cascia High School; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Yarely Macedo of Chicago (Bridgeport); Tilden Career Community Academy High School; Blackburn College
  • Kelin Mendoza of Chicago (Garfield Ridge); UNO - Major Hector P. Garcia M.D. High School; University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana
  • David Stanton of Chicago (South Shore); Urban Prep. – Englewood Campus; Illinois Wesleyan University
Evergreen Park
  • Debra Tracey of Evergreen Park; Evergreen Park High School; Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Claudia Jazowski of Lemont; Lemont High School; Case Western University
New Lenox
  • Sydney Sanders of New Lenox; Lincoln-Way Central High School; Joliet Junior College
  • Kelcie Burdiak of Yorkville; Providence Catholic High School; St. Ambrose University
Oak Forest
  • Brandon Bell of Crestwood; Oak Forest High School; University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana
Oak Lawn
  • Piotr Galas of Oak Lawn; Oak Lawn Community High School; Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Nour Saleh of Oak Lawn; Richards High School; University of Chicago
Orland Park
  • Olivia Paraschos of Orland Park; Sandburg High School; University of Chicago
Palos Heights
  • Cassidy VandeKamp of Tinley Park; Chicago Christian High School; Trinity Christian College
  • Naledge Killins of Crestwood; Shepard High School; Marquette University
Palos Hills
  • Malake Alazmah of Bridgeview; Stagg High School; University of Illinois – Chicago
River Forest
  • Camilla Czajka of Berwyn; Trinity High School; Illinois State University
  • Kendall Hileman of Romeoville; Romeoville High School; University of South Carolina
  • Klaudia Zwijacz of Palos Hills; Argo Community High School; Moraine Valley Community College
Tinley Park
  • Jacob Grimes of Merrionette Park; Andrew High School; Grand Valley State
  • Carolina Carrillo of Oak Forest; Tinley Park High School; DePaul University
Scholarship 2017 Recipients
Photo Caption: The Marquette Bank Education Foundation awarded 57 scholarships of $2,500 to local graduating high school seniors. The scholarship program celebrated its 51st anniversary in 2017. Since the program began, more than $3.1 million in scholarships has been awarded to over 1,600 students from Chicagoland neighborhoods.

About Marquette Bank:

Marquette Bank is one of the largest neighborhood banks in Chicagoland and has been helping neighbors, families and businesses achieve their financial goals since 1945. Independent and locally-owned, Marquette Bank is proud to offer a full range of banking services, financial solutions, trust, estate and retirement planning, wealth management, home financing, and lending services to both consumers and local businesses. The Bank offers customer’s mobile, online and telephone banking options and free access to over 55,000 Allpoint ATMs worldwide.
Marquette Bank has 21 banking centers, 2 lending services offices and a corporate administrative center with locations in Chicago, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank is a subsidiary of Marquette National Corporation, a diversified financial holding company, and has $1.5 billion in assets along with a local lending portfolio of almost $1 billion. Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Connect with Marquette Bank on social media on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information visit: or call 1-888-254-9500.