2018 Scholarships Recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 recipients, who are being awarded over $154,000 for college expenses thanks to generous scholarship donors.

We must also thank the many community volunteers who reviewed the applications to make these selections.

Ada McCombs White Memorial Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Lane Newell Western Illinois University $750

CFLL Service Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Calyssa Richie New Berlin High School $1,500

Charlie Cottle Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Cole Hembrough Glenwood High School $1,500

CIELO Medical Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Aileen Portugal SIU School of Medicine $2,500

COUNTRY Financial Community Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Emma Bolinger Springfield High School $2,000
Caleb Crawford Illinois College $2,000
Meredith Crifasi Rochester High School $2,000
Madeline Eck Lutheran High School $2,000
Jessica Hall Cedarville University $2,000
Shruthi Mekala Hillsboro High School $2,000
Maggie Ratcliff Carlinville High School $2,000
Calyssa Richie New Berlin High School $2,000
McKenna Sanders Nokomis High School $2,000
Elisabeth Warden Beardstown High School $2,000

Don W. Casper Memorial Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Sophia Roth Springfield High School $2,500

Don W. Estaque, Jr. Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Cody Wheeler Lanphier High School $2,000

Donald Lee and Donna Wolaver Memorial Golf Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Eliott Neal Southeast High School $500

Farrell and Ann Gay Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Emily Ducaji Sacred Heart-Griffin High School $1,500
Bryce Griebler Southeast High School $1,000
Sage Thompson Springfield High School $2,000

Frontiers International - J.D. Washington $1K Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Richard Gragg III Southeast High School $1,000
Deontrae Shannon Southeast High School $1,000
Alexander Blaze Taylor Southeast High School $1,000

Frontiers International - James Forstall Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Emma Bolinger Springfield High School $500
Jaden Davis Lanphier High School $500
Ozzy Erewele Springfield High School $500
Gage Ford Springfield High School $500
Alisa Frazier Lanphier High School $500
Ny'Torious McCoy Lanphier High School $500
Felix Nwajei Lanphier High School $500
Faith Price Lanphier High School $500
Marley Stubblefield Rochester High School $500
Clarence Williams Lanphier High School $500

Gerald F. and Luanna R. Kennedy Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Natalie Kirkbride Pana High School $1,500

Girls on the Run of Central Illinois Founder's Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Madeline Fellhauer Jacksonville Routt Catholic High School $1,500

Henry Bunn Memorial Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Alexia Blakeman Lanphier High School $5,000
Tiama Elfgen Lanphier High School $5,000
Ana Gragg Tennessee State University $5,000
Freya Jennison Springfield High School $5,000
Riley Ladd Southern Illinois University Edwardsville $5,000
Elisa Orellana Southeast High School $5,000
Marissa Pattie Springfield High School $5,000
Nafiz Rahman Glenwood High School $5,000

Illinois Women in Leadership Chrysalis Award

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Diana Ford Lincoln Land Community College $1,000

Illinois Women in Leadership High School Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Emma Bolinger Springfield High School $1,000
Marley Stubblefield Rochester High School $1,000
Hannah Wyatt Springfield High School $1,000

Jamie K. Patino Math and Science Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Sarah McLaughlin Southeast High School $900

Jim Byron Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Grace Holton Williamsville High School $1,000

Joseph and Lois Morris Memorial Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Cole Davlin Springfield High School $2,000
Andrew Holliday Springfield High School $2,000
DaShayaa Jones Springfield High School $2,000
Hannah Wyatt Springfield High School $2,000

Linda S. Culver Memorial Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Natalie Kaganich Carlinville High School $4,000

Lori L. Kashmer Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Logan Capps Glenwood High School $3,500

Margaret Johnson Special Education Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Taylor "Paige" Mendenhall Rochester High School $600

Mary Lou & Dwight Pitman Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Grace Sinclair Pleasant Plains High School $1,000

O’Brien Medical or Health Related Field of Study Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Kaye Bayaton University of Illinois Springfield $1,000
Laura Hanselman St. John's College of Nursing $1,000
Ximena Morales Sacred Heart-Griffin High School $1,000
Daniel Roscetti Riverton High School $1,000

Paul V. Gage Community Service Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Lily Greer Vienna High School $600

Pearl Fairfield Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Gage Ford Springfield High School $750

Reverend Kenneth H. White Family Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Cyrus Rhodes Lanphier High School $1,600

Roland Machinery Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Cooper Wilson Hillsboro High School $1,000

SAHBA Robert E. Von Behren Memorial Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Cody Pennell Springfield High School $1,000
Garrett Stritzel Hillsboro High School $1,000

Sgt. John R. Dalhaus Memorial Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Grant Shelton Litchfield High School $1,000

Spanish American Cultural Center Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Elisa Orellana Southeast High School $3,000
Priscila Rodriguez Beardstown High School $3,000

Student of the Year Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Brock Brummett Pleasant Plains $10,000
Ozzy Erewele Springfield High School $2,500
Jorden Gentry Rochester High School $2,500
Freya Jennison Springfield High School $5,000
Cyrus Rhodes Lanphier High School $5,000

Susan G. Conner Special Education Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Taylor "Paige" Mendenhall Rochester High School $500

The Association for Women in Communications, Springfield Chapter, Communications Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Emily Stieren Western Illinois University $500

World War II Illinois Descendants Scholarship

Name School Scholarship Awarded
Kathleen Botterbush Alton Marquette Catholic High School $1,000
Madison Keele Nokomis High School $1,000