A total of $21,450 in scholarships has been awarded by the Mary K. Roberts Scholarship Foundation for the 2013-14 year, according to Michael A. Cullen, president and CEO of The National Bank & Trust Company of Sycamore, trustee for the foundation.
The selection of recipients is restricted to graduates of Sycamore High School who major in social work, sociology, nursing and health-related fields. No more than four scholarships can be awarded to students attending Northern Illinois University.
Those receiving scholarships for the 2013-14 year are: Melanie Findlay, attending Aurora University; Brittany Kingren, attending Northern Illinois University; Mary Kohler, attending Northern Illinois University; Hannah Larks, attending Western Illinois University; Lexie Millburg, attending Illinois State University; Nicole Pearcy, attending Indiana University; Matthew Persson, attending University of Illinois Chicago; Lisa Stueber, attending Augustana College and Daniel Yunek, attending Coe College.
The foundation was created upon the death of Mary K. Roberts, who resided in Sycamore from 1972 until 1988. Since its inception in 1989, the foundation has awarded $561,465 in scholarships.