Kishwaukee College Foundation announces local fall 2023 scholarship recipients

The Kishwaukee College Foundation announced the fall 2023 scholarship recipients. Pictured are fall 2023 scholarship recipients.

MALTA — The Kishwaukee College Foundation is pleased to announce the student scholarship recipients for the fall 2023 semester. The foundation awarded 207 scholarship awards totaling $167,133.

Scholarship funds are made possible through generous gifts from members of the community, local businesses and industry, and area agencies and associations. Students are selected on a competitive basis, according to each scholarship’s specific requirements.

Local Kishwaukee College students received the following awards:

Bud & Kay Stocking Rochelle Rotary Endowment — Emily Garcia of Rochelle.

Charles & Mary Roberts Memorial Endowment for Nursing — Kendal Ansteth of Rochelle.

Dean & Betty Burgemeister Endowment — Marili Cervantes of Rochelle, Sarah Snow of Rochelle.

Diane McNeilly Education Endowment — Nayeli Ramirez of Rochelle.

Howard & Martha Mullins Memorial Endowment for Nursing — Cheryl Bialas of Rochelle.

Kishwaukee College Employee Give Scholarship — Grace Barnes of Rochelle.

LaVerne "Dutch" Johnson Memorial Fund — Emma Hilleson of Lee, Hannah Seaworth of Lindenwood, Jessica Van Etten of Esmond.

Law Enforcement Lifelong Learning Scholarship — Damen Harrington of Rochelle.

Pat Humo Nursing Scholarship — Johnathan Nguyen of Rochelle.

Ruth I. Hall Nursing Endowment — Michele Lidren of Rochelle, Carly Summers of Esmond, Carly Summers of Esmond.

Tom & Nancy Roberts Theatre Endowment —Jessica Van Etten of Esmond, Asher Wiegartz of Rochelle.

Vernon & Dorothy Smith Memorial Endowment — Olivia Ramos of Rochelle, Carly Summers of Esmond, Ceci Vargas of Rochelle. 

Students who wish to remain anonymous are omitted from this list.

The Kishwaukee College Foundation scholarship application period for the spring 2024 semester will run Friday, Sept. 15, through Monday, Oct. 16. For more information on foundation scholarships, contact the Kishwaukee College Foundation at 815-825-9803 or visit