Release date: 10/21/2021
ORLAND PARK, IL. (October 21, 2021) - Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, and the Marquette Bank Education Foundation hosted the 4th annual FORE! Scholarship Golf Classic. This year's event sold out of golfer foursomes and raised $70,000. In conjunction with a matching donation from Marquette Bank, the total amount raised was $140,000. All proceeds benefit the Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program providing more than 60 annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the Chicagoland area.
"We appreciated this year's event a little more than the others since we didn't know if we were going to be able to hold the outing in person. Thank you to everyone who donated, supported, participated and volunteered for this event," Christie Cox, Director of Neighborhood Strategy. "These funds will contribute to the education of deserving students in our neighborhoods."
The scholarship program started with 12 scholarships of $500 first awarded in 1968. As the bank expanded so did the program. By 2003, the bank established an independent non-profit organization - the Marquette Bank Education Foundation - to administer the program. This year, the Foundation awarded 61 high school seniors each a $2,500 scholarship.
The Foundation's annual Scholarship Program awards one-time scholarships to graduating seniors from high schools in the bank's local communities. Each participating school independently selects their scholarship recipient based on three criteria: Community Service, Academic Achievement and Financial Need. Since 1967, the scholarship program has awarded over $3.7 million to scholarship recipients. Save the date for next year's event - Monday, September 12, 2022!
The Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program is part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, where each quarter the bank focuses on a different area of need: shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. Schools for the 2022 Scholarship Program are announced in January. For more information on the Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit emarquettebank.com.
About Marquette Bank:
Marquette Bank is one of the largest neighborhood banks in Chicagoland and has been helping neighbors, families and businesses achieve their financial goals since 1945. Independent and locally-owned, Marquette Bank is proud to offer a full range of banking services, financial solutions, trust, estate and retirement planning, wealth management, home financing and lending services to both consumers and local businesses. The Bank offers customers mobile banking, online banking, in-person and telephone banking options and free access to over 55,000 Allpoint ATMs worldwide.
Marquette Bank has over 20 banking centers, 2 lending services offices and a corporate administrative center with locations in Chicago, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, Mount Greenwood, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank is a subsidiary of Marquette National Corporation, a diversified financial holding company, and has $1.5 billion in assets along with a local lending portfolio of almost $1 billion. Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Connect with Marquette Bank on social media on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information visit: https://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.