Updated: April 25, 2013 6:11AM
Marquette Bank is offering 54 scholarships to local high school seniors as part of its annual scholarship program, now in its 47th year.
Graduating seniors with at least a B average may apply for the scholarships, based on financial need and community service.
The bank has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships to about 1,300 local high school students since 1967.
“As a neighborhood bank, we want to give recognition to the most involved and dedicated kids in our communities,” bank president George Moncada 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.”
Recipients are picked by their school’s principal, guidance counselors or committees appointed by the principal. The winners are recognized at an awards ceremony for friends and family.
The scholarships are for $2,500 and can be used at four-year schools, community colleges and vocational or trade schools.
Students interested in applying may get an application at their school’s guidance office. Schools have until April 27 to submit their recipient.
Southland schools participating in this year’s Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program include Andrew, Argo, Brother Rice, Chicago Christian, De La Salle, Eisenhower, Evergreen Park, Lemont, Lincoln-Way Central, Marist, Morgan Park, Mother McAuley, Mount Assisi, Mount Carmel, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Providence, Queen of Peace, Reavis, Richards, St. Ignatius, St. Laurence, St. Rita, Sandburg, Shepard, Stagg, Tinley Park and Universal School.
For more information, call (888) 254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com/about_scholarship.aspx.