Marquette Bank Continues Tradition and Awards Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, continued its 48-year tradition of 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.

The scholarships were funded by the Marquette Bank Education Foundation (MBEF) and 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.

Since 1967, over $2.7 million in scholarships has been awarded to over 1,400 high school seniors from Chicagoland neighborhoods. The scholarship can be used for any post-secondary education program, including: four-year universities, community colleges and vocational training schools. For more information on the Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program, call 1-888-254-9500.

Photo Caption: The Marquette Bank Education Foundation awarded 54 $2,500 scholarships to local graduating high school seniors. Since 1967, nearly $2.7 million in scholarships has been awarded to over 1,400 students from Chicagoland neighborhoods.

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