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Bank awards Community Scholarships to four local students

bankscholarsFrom left: Meghan Gingrich, Thomas Boyer, Kari Lohr, Brooke Lunn and Bank of Edwardsville President and CEO Kevin Powers.

From Illinois Business Journal news services

EDWARDSVILLE – Four high school seniors from throughout the Metro East have been selected to receive The Bank of Edwardsville’s Community Scholarships. Each will receive $2,000 per year for four years of education.

The recipients were selected from a large group of applicants based on their academic achievements and community activities. The bank established the scholarship program 15 years ago.

“We are very proud of the accomplishments of the students who were selected from this year’s impressive pool of applicants, and we look forward to watching them progress through college and enter the workforce,” said Kevin Powers, the president and CEO of the bank.

This year’s scholarship recipients are:

• Brooke Lunn, Edwardsville High School: Brooke will attend Saint Louis University, where she plans to study healthcare management/health law. She is the daughter of Dan and Marcy Lunn;
• Kari Lohr, Marquette Catholic High School: Kari will attend the University of South Florida, where she plans to study cell and molecular biology. She is the daughter of Terry and Shelly Lohr;
• Thomas Boyer, Collinsville High School: Thomas will attend Northwestern University, where he plans to study biology with an emphasis on genetics. He is the son of Lester Boyer and Elizabeth Sturman; and
• Meghan Gingrich, Belleville East High School: Meghan will attend Illinois State University, where she plans to study nursing. She is the daughter of John and Paula Gingrich.

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