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Scholarships for Genoa-Kingston grads

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Graduates of Genoa-Kingston High School are eligible to apply for a scholarship through two scholarship foundations both of which The National Bank & Trust  Company of Sycamore is the Trustee.

The Lorene Brown Scholarship Foundation was created in 1993 by Lorene Brown, a lifelong resident of Genoa. Brown, who died in November 1995, was a 1920 graduate of the University of Illinois.

Lorene Brown scholarships are available for Genoa-Kingston High School students enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time students at Northern Illinois University or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in either undergraduate or graduate programs. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has awarded a total of $216,200 in Scholarships. 

Scholarships from The Hoover Hoehn Scholarship Foundation are available for Genoa-Kingston High School students enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, as full-time students in a duly accredited four-year college or university located in the state of Illinois, or such other four-year college or university as the trustee approves. Hoover Hoehn Scholarship values usually range from $2,000 to $4,000.

More information regarding both the Hoover/Hoehn Scholarship Foundation and the Lorene Brown Scholarship Foundation and applications are available through the Genoa-Kingston High School Guidance Department or through www.banknbt.com under Trust/Wealth Management /Scholarship Applications.   

All application materials for the Hoover Hoehn Scholarship Foundation must be received by The National Bank and Trust Co. of Sycamore no later than March 15. Applications for the Lorene Brown Scholarship Foundation must be received by May 15.

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