First Midwest Bank is offering college scholarships to graduates of area high schools.
Applications for the following scholarships are available through guidance offices at the high schools listed or online at www.firstmidwest.com/wm_scholarships. Applications also are available by writing First Midwest Bank, 230 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178.
Boulos scholarship for Kishwaukee College
Graduates of Sycamore and DeKalb high schools who will attend Kishwaukee College are eligible to apply for a scholarship through the Chris and Katherine Boulos Foundation.
The scholarships will be available for the 2021-22 academic year for students enrolled or accepted for full-time enrollment at Kishwaukee College. All application materials must be received by April 1.
Roberts scholarship for Sycamore graduates
Graduates of Sycamore High School are eligible to apply for undergraduate scholarships from the Mary K. Roberts Scholarship Foundation.
Renewable scholarships are available for a one-year term to students enrolled or accepted for full-time enrollment at a duly accredited four-year college or university. Primary consideration will be given to students majoring in social work, sociology, nursing or special education. Secondary consideration will be given to those majoring in human development, family studies, kinesiology, speech and hearing sciences, applied health professions, community health, pre-physical therapy, health sciences, family and child studies, or similar baccalaureate degree programs. Only four recipients at any one time may attend Northern Illinois University.
Applications must be received by April 15.
Scholarships for G-K graduates
Graduates of Genoa-Kingston High School are eligible to apply for a scholarship through two scholarship foundations, for both of which First Midwest Bank is the trustee.
Lorene Brown scholarships are available for G-K students enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time students at NIU or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in either undergraduate or graduate programs.
Scholarships from the Hoover Hoehn Scholarship Foundation are available for G-K students enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, as full-time students in a duly accredited four-year college or university located in the state of Illinois, or such other four-year college or university as the trustee approves.
All application materials for the Hoover Hoehn Scholarship must be received by First Midwest Bank no later than March 15. Applications for the Lorene Brown Scholarship must be received by May 15.
Kirkus scholarships for Indian Creek graduates
Graduates of Indian Creek High School who are accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled full-time in a duly accredited four-year college or university, and who are pursuing in an undergraduate degree in education, are eligible to apply for a scholarship through the Bernice Kirkus Scholarship Foundation at First Midwest Bank.
Applications must be received no later than April 1.
Nesbitt Medical Student Foundation scholarship
The Nesbitt Foundation, administered by First Midwest Bank, is accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic year. The foundation was established through the Trust of Esther Mae Nesbitt.
To be eligible, one must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Illinois, and either accepted for enrollment or a regular full-time student in good standing at an approved college of medicine. Under the terms of the trust, preference shall be given to women and those who are or who have been residents of DeKalb County.
All completed application materials must be received by June 1.
Scholarships for DeKalb County residents
The Oneita J. Waltenberger Scholarship Trust will provide scholarships to DeKalb County residents pursuing an undergraduate or post-graduate degree in a health care field, including, but not limited to, physicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, massage therapists, physical therapists, dentists and dental assistants.
To be eligible for the award, applicants must reside or have previously resided in DeKalb County and must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or post-graduate student in good standing at an accredited institution. Scholarship funds will be awarded without regard to financial need or academic merit.
Applications must be received by April 1.