Gati receives Stillman Bank’s Eickman scholarship


ROCHELLE  – Rochelle Township High School senior Afi Gati was one of four Ogle County students to be awarded the Eickman scholarship by Stillman Trust & Wealth Management, a press release said Wednesday.

The scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Each student received a $2,200 scholarship. 

Now in its 26th year, the scholarship fund was established by former Stillman Bank President William E. Eickman as a way to give back to the Ogle County community. Eickman was always grateful to the people of Ogle County for their support, recognizing that they were the reason for the bank’s success since 1882.

The scholarship is available to high school seniors attending school in Byron, Oregon, Rochelle, and Stillman Valley. The fund is designed to award a scholarship, not less than $1,500, to one recipient from each of the four communities.

“Stillman Bank is honored to present these scholarships on behalf of the William E. Eickman Scholarship Trust,” Keith Akre, Stillman Bank vice president and trust officer, said. “This trust was set up to invest in the potential of students within our local communities. These recipients are a testament to that mission and a source of pride for their schools and communities.”

Any high school senior at Byron, Oregon, Rochelle, or Stillman Valley High Schools interested in applying for the Eickman Scholarship is encouraged to inquire with their guidance counselor.

Application forms are available from each school’s respective counseling office and must be submitted by the assigned deadline. A copy of the student’s high school transcript and proof of acceptance at an accredited college or university must be attached to the application.