Heartland Bank establishes Kish College scholarship fund

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

The Heartland Bank and Trust Co. has established a scholarship fund with the Kishwaukee College Foundation.

“This is a wonderful show of support from Heartland Bank for our students and for the quality education that Kishwaukee College provides,” Marshall Hayes, director of development for the KC Foundation, said in a news release. “We are grateful to Heartland for their generosity.”

The fund will be known as the Heartland Bank Community Enhancement Award and will be used to provide scholarships to students studying in the areas of business, education, nursing or technology. Funds will be dispersed based on financial need.Any student living in a county where a Heartland Bank and Trust Co. branch is located can apply for the scholarship. Heartland Bank and Trust branches are located in Genoa, Hampshire, Sandwich and Somonauk in DeKalb County.

“We enjoy partnering with a local business in the community and are grateful to have this opportunity to welcome Heartland into the Kishwaukee College family of donors,”Hayes said in the release.

“Helping local students as they embark on their college careers supports our community banking philosophy and the importance of giving back,”Charmaine Cornwall, director of sales with Heartland Bank and Trust in Genoa, said in the release.

The Heartland Bank Community Enhancement Award is the newest addition to the 55 scholarships already available to KC students through the Kishwaukee College Foundation. The foundation scholarship application is available online. Scholarship applications for the Spring 2014 semester will be accepted through Oct. 15.

For more information on scholarship opportunities and the application process or for more information on giving opportunities, contact the Kishwaukee College Foundation at 815-825-2086, ext. 2660, or visit www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/go/foundation.

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