2018 Marquette Bank Scholarship Program

Release date: 7/19/2018

Orland Park, IL (July 19, 2018) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, continued its annual tradition of awarding scholarships to local graduating seniors. The program has been running for over 50 years. This year, the Marquette Bank Education Foundation awarded individual scholarships of $2,500 to 57 graduating seniors from Chicagoland schools, investing over $140,000 in the local community.
 
“As a neighborhood bank it is important to us to invest in the education of local students. All of our 2018 scholarship recipients have shown a commitment to serve their community and we hope that they will continue to give back while they grow academically,” George Moncada, President and CEO of Marquette Bank, said.
 
Since the scholarship program began during the 1967/68 school year, more than $3.3 million has been awarded to nearly 1,700 high school seniors from Chicagoland neighborhoods. Students were selected based on their record of volunteer service in their communities, financial need and scholastic achievement. 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 2018 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):
 
Alsip

  • Melissa Sanchez of Alsip; Shepard High School; University of Illinois – Chicago
Berwyn
  • Samantha Armira of Berwyn; Chicago Hope Academy; Trinity International University
Blue Island
•           Lemuel Cartman of Blue Island; Eisenhower High School; Valparaiso University

Bolingbrook
  • Symone Robinson of Bolingbrook; Bolingbrook High School; Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Brookfield
•           Tess Gresik of Brookfield; St. Ignatius College Prep; Saint Mary's College

Chicago
  • Fatima Estrada of Chicago (Garfield Ridge); Acero - Garcia High School; Eastern Illinois University
  • Mercedes Cooper of Chicago (Ashburn); Air Force Academy High School; Iowa State University
  • Jose Cervantes of Chicago (Back of the Yards); Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School; Loyola University - Arrupe College
  • Anette  Pardina of Chicago (Back of the Yards); Benito Juarez Community Academy; St. Xavier University
  • Monserrat  Rodriguez of Chicago (Marquette Park); Bogan College Prep High School; Malcolm X College
  • Daniel Caulfield of Chicago (Mt. Greenwood); Brother Rice High School; University of Illinois - Champaign Urbana
  • Karina  Mena of Chicago (Marquette Park); Catalyst Maria High School; National Louis University
  • Joezel Noriega of Chicago (Mt. Greenwood); Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences; Iowa State University
  • Patrick Reyes of Chicago (Posen); Cristo Rey Jesuit High School; Loyola University
  • Carlos Campa of Chicago (Archer Heights); Curie Metropolitan High School; Northern Illinois University
  • Elijah Hamilton of Chicago (Bronzeville); De La Salle Institute; Connecticut College
  • Maria Garcia of Chicago (Little Village); Farragut Career Academy; Malcolm X College
  • Martha Portillo of Chicago (Marquette Park); Gage Park High School; Richard J. Daley College
  • Margarita Torres of Chicago (West Elsdon); Hancock High School; University of Illinois - Chicago          
  • Anna Sanders of Chicago (West Englewood); Harper High School; Benedict College
  • Sindy Sosa of Chicago (Chrysler Village); Hubbard High School; Malcolm X College
  • Kevin Gonzalez of Chicago (Little Village); Infinity Math, Science and Technology High School; University of Illinois - Champaign Urbana  
  • Christian Gordon of Chicago (Back of the Yards); Johnson College Prep.; DePaul University
  • Genoveva Muniz (Brighton Park); Kelly High School; University of Illinois - Champaign Urbana
  • Analy Gomez of Chicago (Vittum Park); Kennedy High School; National Louis University
  • Cassius Kurns of Chicago (West Pullman); Leo Catholic High School; Alcorn State University
  • Brianna Davis of Chicago (Morgan Park); Morgan Park High School; University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Peorrie Celestine of Chicago (Bronzeville); Mount Carmel High School; Western Michigan University
  • Chalena Williams of Chicago (South Shore); Our Lady of Tepeyac High School; University of Wisconsin - Parkside
  • Christian Owens of Chicago (Englewood); Paul Robeson High School; Iowa Wesleyan University
  • Diamond Moore of Chicago (West Pullman); Percy L. Julian High School; Richard J. Daley College
  • Magdalena Biernat of Chicago (Stickney); Reavis High School; Moraine Valley Community College
  • Anaiyah Agee of Chicago (Gresham); Simeon Career Academy; Southern Illinois University
  • Cynthia Espino Macias of Chicago (West Lawn); Solorio Academy High School; Dominican University
  • Alondra Roman of Chicago (Back of the Yards); Tilden Career Community Academy High School; National Louis University
  • Jordan Butler of Chicago (Roseland); Urban Prep.Academies – Harris - Stowe State University
Crestwood
  • Kelly Duh of Crestwood; Chicago Christian High School; St. Xavier University
  • Bridget Giblin of Crestwood: Oak Forest High School; North Central College
Evergreen Park
  • Abby Butler of Evergreen Park; Evergreen Park High School; Ball State University
  • Nia Khan of Evergreen Park; Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School; University of Illinois - Champaign Urbana
Hickory Hills
  • Abdelrahman  Bayoumi of Hickory Hills; Stagg High School; University of Illinois – Chicago
Homer Glen
  • Maryam Othman of Homer Glen; Universal School; University of Illinois – Chicago
Justice
  • Emoni  Tatum of Justice; Argo Community High School; Southern Illinois University
Lemont
  • Leticia  Salazar of Lemont; Lemont High School; Marquette University
  • Payton Craig of Lemont; Providence Catholic High School; Indiana University
Melrose Park
  • Ariana  Lewis of Melrose Park; Trinity High School; Triton College
Merrionette Park
  • Emily Bartle of Merrionette Park; Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School; Bradley University
New Lenox
  • Katherine Kedzior of New Lenox; Lincoln-Way Central High School; Saint Mary's College
Oak Lawn
  • Adem Osmani of Oak Lawn; Oak Lawn Community High School; University of Illinois - Champaign Urbana
  • Sofia Gomez of Oak Lawn; Richards High School; University of Illinois - Chicago
Orland Park
  • Dylan Mardoian of Orland Park; Sandburg High School; Western Michigan University
  • Brian Cooke of Orland Park; Marist High School; Marquette University
  • Yasmeen Baker of Orland Park; Andrew High School; Bradley University
Palos Hills
  • Christina Liber of Palos Hills; St. Laurence High School; Western Illinois University
Plainfield
  • Osvaldo Gutierrez of Plainfield; St. Rita of Cascia High School; University of Michigan
Romeoville
  • Abdarahman Siam of Romeoville; Romeoville High School; University of Illinois - Chicago
Tinley Park
  • Morgan Weber of Tinley Park; Tinley Park High School; Benedictine University
 
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 Neighborhood Commitment or scholarship program, call 1-888-254-9500.
 
 
 
2018 Marquette Bank Scholarship Program Recipients  

Photo Caption: The Marquette Bank Education Foundation awarded 57 scholarships of $2,500 to local graduating high school seniors. Since 1968, more than $3.3 million in scholarships has been awarded to nearly 1,700 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. Privately-held 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 customers mobile banking, online banking 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 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: http://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.