The Joliet Region Chamber of College plans to give 40 students each a $1,000 scholarship to help them plan for college.
Nineteen of those students attend school in Joliet Public Schools District 86. All students are currently in grades four to eight, according to a news release from District 86.
Students who were nominated by their school principals for the $1,000 Hawk Joliet Education Scholarship maintained a grade point average of 3.75 or above on a 4.0 scale and given service to their school or community, the release said.
Students from District 86 who will receive scholarships
T.E. Culbertson Elementary: Adilene Pantoja Gonzalez (fifth grade); M.J. Cunningham Elementary: Logan Spengler (fifth grade); Dirksen Junior High: Jai Ayan Hill (eighth grade); Eisenhower Academy: Brenden A. Scovel (fifth grade); Farragut Elementary: Eusebio A. Hernandez (fifth grade); Forest Park Individual Education (I.E.) School: Aniyah Franklin (fourth grade); Gompers Junior High: Keila Nicolas Ramirez (eighth grade); Hufford Junior High & I.E. Program: Linda Lazo (eighth grade); Thomas Jefferson Elementary: Madilyn J. Bregar (fifth grade); Edna Keith Elementary: Nicole Aguilera (fourth grade); A.O. Marshall Elementary: Braiden A. White (fifth grade); Pershing Elementary: Faye Dowling (fifth grade); Sator Sanchez Elementary: Kierston Pruitte (fourth grade); Carl Sandburg Elementary: Cecilia Adetola Omokunmi (fifth grade); Isaac Singleton Elementary: Yesteni Hernandez (fourth grade); Taft Elementary: Elayna Duran (fifth grade); Lynne Thigpen Elementary: Damien Leal Alejandre (fourth grade); Washington Junior High and Academy Program: April Ortiz (eighth grade); and Woodland Elementary: Diego Pinto (fifth grade).
The Joliet Region Chamber Education Committee established the Joliet Region Education Scholarship Fund in 2014. Sponsors of this year’s program included Hawk Joliet Cadillac-Chevrolet, ExxonMobil, Citgo and Joliet Grade Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence, the release said.