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Roberts Foundation awards scholarships

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

A total of $21,450 in scholarships has been awarded by the Mary K. Roberts Scholarship Foundation for the 2013-2014 year.

The selection of recipients is restricted to graduates of Sycamore High School who major in social work, sociology, nursing and health related fields. Under the terms of the foundation trust agreement, no more than four scholarships can be awarded to students attending Northern Illinois University.

Those receiving scholarships for the 2013-2014 year are: Melanie Findlay attending Aurora University, Brittany Kingren attending NIU, Mary Kohler attending NIU, Hannah Larks attending Western Illinois University, Lexie Millburg attending Illinois State University, Nicole Pearcy attending Indiana University, Matthew Persson attending University of Illinois Chicago, Lisa Stueber attending Augustana College and Daniel Yunek attending Coe College.

The Foundation was created upon the death of Mary K. Roberts, who resided in Sycamore from 1972 until 1988. Since its inception in 1989, the foundation has awarded $561,465 in scholarships.

Information on the Mary K. Roberts Foundation and application forms are available through the Sycamore High School Guidance Office or through the Trust Department of The National Bank & Trust Co. of Sycamore, 230 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178. All completed application materials for the 2014-2015 academic year must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2014.

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