The Joliet Junior College Faculty Union has awarded $7,200 in scholarships to assist local students.
Gifts as high as $700 were awarded to 12 students who are attending JJC, a four-year school, or are transferring from JJC to a four-year school.
"We are always pleased to lend a helping hand to local students through our scholarships,” said Bob Marcink, president of the JJC Fulltime Faculty Union. “We believe education and re-education are the keys to preparing students to be successful in a rapidly changing world, and any small part we can play in that success is gratifying to all of us."
The union has been awarding scholarships annually since 1996. This year’s recipients included the following:
Nicholas Angus of Ottawa: $700
Abigail Cheblana of Plainfield: $500
Annabel Cheblana of Plainfield: $500
Lily Hochhalter of Manhattan: $500
Carla Lozano of Joliet: $700
Daniel McNulty of New Lenox: $500
Elizabeth Miller of Mokena: $700
Katherine Miller of Mokena: $700
Brendan Mills of Plainfield: $500
Simone Robinson-Stevens of Morris: $700
Carmen Trillo of Bolingbrook: $500
Brighid Zelko of Minooka: $700
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