Marquette Bank Awards 60 Scholarships to Local Students

Release date: 6/14/2022

2022 Marquette Bank Scholarship Recipients

Orland Park, IL (June 14, 2022) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, continued its half-century tradition of awarding scholarships to local graduating seniors. This year, the Marquette Bank Education Foundation awarded individual scholarships of $2,500 to 60 graduating seniors from Chicagoland schools.
“Marquette Bank is proud to support these student leaders as they take the next step in their education. They have shown their commitment to service and to making a difference in their community,” George Moncada, President and CEO of Marquette Bank, said. “Service to the community and making a difference are part of who we are at Marquette Bank.”
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.
Since 1968, more than $3.7 million has been awarded to almost 1,900 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.
Listed below are the 2022 Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship recipients (note: information is listed by Student’s hometown/location and includes student’s name, High School and the institution he or she is planning to attend):
Blue Island
  • Britney Martinez of Blue Island; Eisenhower High School; University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Ana Paniagua Calderon of Bolingbrook; Bolingbrook High School; The Nail Inn & School of Cosmetology
  • Ava Divizio of Burbank; Reavis High School; Northern Illinois University
  • Carlos Marron of Chicago; Acero – Major Hector P Garcia MD High School; Bradley University
  • Ashton Williams of Chicago; Air Force Academy High School; Northern Illinois University
  • Juritmi Rubio of Chicago; Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School; Dominican University
  • Veronica Martinez of Chicago; Benito Juarez Community Academy; Oberlin College
  • Walter Edwards Jr. of Chicago; Bogan College Prep High School; Northern Illinois University
  • Nicholas Diaz of Chicago; Brother Rice High School; St. Xavier University
  • Illiana Moreno of Chicago; Catalyst Maria High School; Adrian College
  • Ava Gorman of Chicago; Chicago Christian High School; Olivet Nazarene University
  • Micah Payton of Chicago; Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences; Southern University of Baton Rouge
  • Giselle Henry of Chicago; Chicago Hope Academy; University of Notre Dame
  • Kayla Gaultney of Chicago; Christ the King Jesuit College Prep; University of San Francisco
  • Heriberto Cancinos of Chicago; Cristo Rey Jesuit High School; St. Xavier University
  • Eduardo Mora of Chicago; Curie Metropolitan High School; Northern Illinois University
  • Niya Keller of Chicago; De La Salle Institute; Jackson State University
  • Jessica Bryant of Chicago; Farragut Career Academy; Columbia College Chicago
  • Brayan Figueroa of Chicago; Gage Park High School; Richard J. Daley College
  • Fabian Flores of Chicago; Goode Stem Academy High School; Richard J. Daley College
  • Roberto Ramirez of Chicago; Hancock High School; Columbia College Chicago
  • Rogelio Vasquez of Chicago; Hubbard High School; Bradley University
  • Ashley Zamudio of Chicago; Infinity Math, Science and Technology High School; University of Illinois Chicago        
  • Shayla Burrows of Chicago; Johnson College Prep; Morgan State University
  • Dilan Sanchez of Chicago; Kelly High School; University of Illinois Chicago  
  • Annie Rybarova of Chicago; Kennedy High School; Illinois State University
  • Oliver Brown of Chicago; Leo Catholic High School; Southern University
  • Andrea Martinez of Chicago; Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School; University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Belen Arcos of Chicago; Mansueto High School; DePaul University
  • Khalilah Huddleston of Chicago; Morgan Park High School; Columbia College Chicago
  • Elena Fernandez of Chicago; Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School; University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Autumn Wilson of Chicago; Our Lady of Tepeyac High School; Western Illinois University
  • Rasheanda Lewis of Chicago; Percy L. Julian High School; Central State University
  • Maura Sobczyk of Chicago; St. Ignatius College Prep; The New School
  • Domoeque McClure of Chicago; Simeon Career Academy; Chicago State University
  • Osvaldo Sanchez Mercado of Chicago; Solorio Academy High School; DePaul University
  • Alicia Jara of Chicago; St. Laurence High School; St. Mary’s College
  • Miguel Sanchez of Chicago; St. Rita of Cascia High School; Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Yesenia Gomez-Hernandez of Chicago; Tilden Career Community Academy High School; Dominican University
  • Zethiana Vargas of Chicago; Trinity High School; University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Brian Peters of Chicago; Urban Prep. Academies – Englewood Campus; Northern Illinois University
Chicago Ridge
  • Pablo Rodriguez of Chicago Ridge; Richards High School; University of Illinois Chicago
  • Abdul Kareem Zatar of Crestwood; Shepard High School; University of Illinois Chicago
Evergreen Park
  • Myah Johnson of Evergreen Park; Evergreen Park High School; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hickory Hills
  • Rebecca Maloney of Hickory Hills; Stagg High School; Vanderbilt University
  • Shurya Islam of Hickory Hills; Universal School; University of Illinois Chicago
  • Veronica Ogorek of Justice; Argo Community High School; University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Abigail Chaidez of Lemont; Lemont High School; Wheaton College
  • Guadalupe Gomez of Markham; Bremen High School; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
New Lenox
  • Amber Jaskula of New Lenox; Lincoln-Way Central High School; Joliet Junior College     
Oak Forest
  • Emily Gattone of Oak Forest; Tinley Park High School; Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Nolan Fletes of Mokena; Mount Carmel High School; University of Notre Dame
Orland Park
  • Ella Coyle of Orland Park; Providence Catholic High School; University of Iowa
  • Tomam Motan of Orland Park; Sandburg High School; Moraine Valley Community College
Oak Lawn
  • Kathryn Pawlecki of Oak Lawn; Marist High School; Illinois State University
  • Amal Perumbully of Oak Lawn; Oak Lawn Community High School; Loyola University Chicago
  • Samantha Hernandez of Romeoville; Romeoville High School; Joliet Junior College
Oak Forest
  • Tereza Progri of Oak Forest; Oak Forest High School; University of Illinois Chicago
Orland Hills
  • Rinsa Reji of Orland Hills; Andrew High School; Governors State University
Tinley Park
  • Nisma Sulieman of Tinley Park; Lincoln-Way East High School; St. Xavier University       
2022 Marquette Bank Scholarship Recipients

Photo Caption: The Marquette Bank Education Foundation awarded 60 scholarships of $2,500 to graduating high school seniors. Since 1968, the program has awarded over $3.7 million in scholarships helping almost 1,900 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, Summit and Tinley Park, Illinois. Marquette Bank is a subsidiary of Marquette National Corporation, a diversified financial holding company, and has $2 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.