Mumm awarded 2021 Renaissance Scholarship

SYCAMORE – Jeremy Mumm is the recipient of the 2021 Renaissance Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship award will assist Mumm as he pursues a degree in nursing from Kishwaukee College in Malta.

The Renaissance Scholarship Fund provides educational support to those currently part of the workforce who wish to pursue their education dreams. Long-time educator Yvonne Johnson created the fund in 2007 at the DeKalb County Community Foundation to align with her charitable interests.

Mumm graduated from Earlville High School in 2005. He works part-time as an emergency room technician at Rochelle Community Hospital and OSF St. Paul Medical Center. He intends to work both jobs while attending school.

“I want to help and be of service to other people,” Mumm said in a news release. “As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened last year, I decided to do more for my patients and community by going back to school to pursue a degree in nursing. With this degree, I can help even more people.”

Mumm is no newcomer to the medical field with more than 10 years of experience. He has worked as a CNA at hospitals, long-term care homes, and an EMT for an ambulance. He is a two-time nominee for the OSF Sunflower Award, which honors staff who go above and beyond for their patients, demonstrating excellence through their extraordinary care and service.

Learn more about scholarship funds by visiting Contribute to any fund at the Community Foundation at, or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.