Monday, February 25, 2013

Marquette Bank Offering $2,500 Scholarships to High School Seniors

A press release from Marquette Bank:

Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, has announced the 54 local high schools selected to participate in the 2013 Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program.

The program has a 47-year tradition of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from neighborhoods near Marquette Bank’s 23 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 $2.5 million has been awarded to around 1,300 Chicagoland high school students. 

“As a neighborhood bank, we want to give recognition to the most involved and dedicated kids in our communities,” George Moncada, President said. “By giving kids scholarship money, they will be able to further their education and develop the tools needed to improve their communities even more as adults."

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 amount is $2,500 and 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 and the schools must submit their recipient by April 27, 2012.

Listed below are the schools participating in the 2013 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
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
Maria High School, 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 

About Marquette Bank:

Marquette National Corporation is a $1.6 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 23 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 50,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.

Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Follow Marquette Bank on Twitter or like the Bank on Facebook for special offers and news.
For more information visit: or call 1-888-254-9500.

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