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Roberts scholarship for Sycamore grads

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 4:32 p.m. CDT

Graduates of Sycamore High School are eligible to apply for undergraduate scholarships from the Mary K. Roberts Scholarship Foundation through The National Bank & Trust Co. of Sycamore.

Scholarships are available for the 2013-2014 school year. These renewable scholarships are available for a one-year term to those students enrolled or accepted for enrollment full time 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 students 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.

The late Mary K. Roberts established the foundation. She was an employee of the Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago for 45 years. She retired in 1970 and lived in Sycamore from 1972 until her death in 1988. Since 1988, the foundation has awarded $540,015 in scholarships.

Application forms and materials are available through the high school guidance office or at the bank’s website, www.banknbt.com, under Trust/Wealth Management/Scholarship Applications. Applicants also can write The Mary K. Roberts Scholarship Foundation, c/o The National Bank & Trust Company of Sycamore, 230 W. State St., M-300, Sycamore, IL 60178 for information.

Applications must be received no later than April 15.

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