Lockport Township awards $1,000 scholarships to 4 area high school graduates

This is the 18th year that the township has made this ‘an investment in the future’

Four high school graduates recently received $1,000 scholarships from Lockport Township.

The graduates received the awards on June 8 at a Lockport Township government board meeting. This is the 18th year that the township has awarded these four scholarships, according to a news release from Lockport Township.

The recipients were Krzysztof Noga from Romeoville High School, and Margaret Albrecht, Aiden Bean and Caesar Plaszewski from Lockport Township High School, the release said.

Noga will study nursing, Albrecht will study music education, Bean will study engineering and Plaszewski will major in health sciences with a focus on the pre-physician assistant, the release said.

“The scholarship program is a great opportunity for the township to support education and recognize outstanding young members of this community,” Ron Alberico, township supervisor, said in the release. “Investing in our youth is an investment in the future.”

The scholarship committee seeks students with graduation grade point averages of 2.5 or greater. Candidates must submit an essay on the topic, “What a College Education Means to me.”

They must also show their involvement with school, extra-curricular and work-related activities the release said.

The scholarships are sent directly to the institutions where the recipients will attend, the release said.