Kishwaukee College Foundation announces Spring 2024 scholarship recipients

The Kishwaukee College Foundation is pleased to announce the student scholarship recipients for the Spring 2024 semester. The Foundation awarded 196 scholarship awards totaling $181,972.

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.

Kishwaukee College students received the following awards:

AG Communications Endowment — Caden Miller of Genoa

Altrusa International of DeKalb County Scholarship — Grace Barnes of Rochelle, Marcella Schultz of Kirkland

Arden Perry & Kathryn Cornell Endowment — Bridget Babb of Genoa, Leyah Langley of Kingston, Nathan Brening of Kingston

Beulah & Roberta Hackett Endowment — Kayleigh Quinn of Shabbona, Mayra Sam of DeKalb, Tasha Kimble of Cortland, Melcah Van Oosten of Sugar Grove, Foluke Esan of Sycamore, Humberto Valdez of Rochelle, Jacinta Allen of Cortland

Bruce Cobb Horticulture Scholarship — Cristian Huerta of Kingston

Bud & Kay Stocking Rochelle Rotary Endowment — Julia Berry of Rochelle

Charles & Mary Roberts Memorial Endowment — Emily Corbin of DeKalb, Pedro Hall of Sycamore, Ian Harrison of DeKalb, Valeria Gonzalez of Aurora, Payton Runyan of Sugar Grove, Joshua Ford of DeKalb, Chiquita Fullilove of DeKalb

Charles & Mary Roberts Memorial Endowment for Nursing — Emily Corbin of DeKalb, Rachel Yalley of DeKalb, Michele Lidren of Rochelle, Kevin Farlinger of Cortland, Perla Gonzalez of Kirkland

ComEd Endowment — Erika Nunez of DeKalb

Compeer Financial Scholarship — Abby Stoffa of DeKalb

Dean & Betty Burgemeister Endowment — Chloe Block of Kirkland, Amanda Gamauf of Cortland, Laura Valdez of Rochelle, Elizabeth Elefante of Dixon, Jessica Rhodes of Sycamore, Sarah Snow of Rochelle

DeKalb Area Garden Club Endowment — Christina Fisher of Kingston

DeKalb Fire Fighters Local 1236 Memorial Scholarship — Nicole Foerster of DeKalb

Diane McNeilly Education Endowment — Jessica Lechner of Holcomb

Doris V. & Suzanne K. Lewis Memorial Endowment — Yessica Valdez of Cortland, Britney Medina of Sycamore

Earl & Jeanne Pritchard Horticulture Scholarship — Cristian Huerta of Kingston

Edward W. Deeke Endowment — Tony Perez of Cary

Eleanor Anglin Price Scholarship — Hayley Basler of Kirkland

Emma Anderson Fund — Benjamin Fleming of DeKalb, Ava Lynn of Kingston, Ahtziri Zepeda of Rochelle, Bryan Immel of Oregon, Milena Zak of Sycamore, Mahala Gonzalez of Paw Paw, Kiki Wittenberg-Maymi of Sycamore, Anna Lochbaum of Sycamore, Paige Lojko of Sycamore, Sheyenne Lathrop of Sycamore, Charlotte Challgren of DeKalb, Kenna Braheny of Genoa, Paulo Diaz Lopez of Sycamore, Julie Leon of DeKalb, Haley Von Schnase of Sycamore, Gabriela Diaz Lopez of Sycamore, Charles Roots of Sycamore, Abby Stoffa of DeKalb

Employee Give Scholarship Fund — Damian Nava-Barrientos of Rochelle, Eduardo Diaguero of DeKalb, Jamie Heywood of Waterman

Enbridge Energy Company Pipeline Industry Awareness Scholarship — Joshua King of Genoa, Seth Ford of DeKalb

Founder's Endowment Fund — Sara Collins of Malta

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois Scholarship — Dale Giebel of Kirkland

Harold C. Flanigan Memorial Endowment — Lars Carlson of Kirkland, Makenzie Moser of Kirkland, Madolyn Bellah of Kirkland

Heartland Bank Community Enhancement Scholarship — Emmanuel Aning of DeKalb

Howard & Martha Mullins Memorial Endowment for Nursing — Cassidi Calfa of Sycamore

Jeanne M. Henderson Memorial Endowment — Ian Harrison of DeKalb, Orion Gallentine of Oregon

Jeremy “JD” Davis Memorial Endowment — Selena Cruz of Melrose Park, Damen Harrington of Rochelle

Jesus Romero Hispanic Endowment — Eduardo Diaguero of DeKalb, Damian Nava-Barrientos of Rochelle, Camila Aguilera of DeKalb

Joyce A. Nicklas Memorial Scholarship — Leslie Hernandez of DeKalb

Kenneth & Susan Doubler Scholarship Fund — Donovan James of DeKalb

Kishwaukee College Alumni Association Scholarship — Grace Barnes of Rochelle, Perla Gonzalez of Kirkland

Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees Endowment — Perla Gonzalez of Kirkland

Kishwaukee College Engineering Scholarship — David Ledwell of DeKalb

Kishwaukee College First-Generation Scholarship — Paulo Diaz Lopez of Sycamore, Gabriela Diaz Lopez of Sycamore

LaVerne "Dutch" Johnson Memorial Fund — Julia Berry of Rochelle, Jonathan Sandoval of Carpentersville, Aubrie Ettner of Marengo, Lars Carlson of Kirkland, Emily Frazier of Lee, Elizabeth Elefante of Dixon, Vivian Evans of DeKalb, Lizbeth Ruiz of Cortland, Kayleigh Quinn of Shabbona, Abigail Cooper of Kirkland, Perla Gonzalez of Kirkland, Silvina Vargas of DeKalb, Hannah Seaworth of Lindenwood, Brody Pfund of Maple Park, Simarra Meier of Poplar Grove

Law Enforcement Lifelong Learning Scholarship — Damen Harrington of Rochelle

Mark Joseph Bussone Memorial Scholarship — Lizabeth Ruiz of Cortland, Autumn Kunkel of DeKalb, Brandon Foley of Genoa

Nancy D. Castle Scholarship — Joan Aburto Zarate of DeKalb, Marvellous Ajibare of DeKalb

OC Creative Scholarship — Kenna Braheny of Genoa

OJ & Phyllis Cunningham Malta Lions Club Memorial Scholarship — Marcella Schultz of Kirkland

Paul J. Smith Memorial Endowment — Reese McRoberts of Waterman

Philip H. Nye Scholarship — Jane Zacny of DeKalb

Rebecca Williams Memorial Scholarship — Natoshia Smith of Davis Junction

Richard Akers Memorial Endowment — James Dreska of Genoa

Robert & Doris Boey Endowment — Natalie Fernando of DeKalb

Robert & Norma Wildenradt Scholarship — Aubrie Ettner of Marengo, Abby Stoffa of DeKalb

Rollan Bonneau Memorial Endowment —Eduardo Diaguero of DeKalb

Rowland & Lucile Matteson Endowment — Christina Fisher of Kingston, Felicia Kubica of Genoa

Ruth Ashelford Pollock Horticulture Fund — Jason Watson of Kingston, Cristian Huerta of Kingston, Christina Fisher of Kingston, Tony Perez of Cary, Katherine Andrews of Huntley, Francis Vowels of Rochelle, Avie Truran of Kirkland

Ruth Ashelford Pollock Nursing Fund — Sarah Ward of Sycamore, Andrew Prescod of Paw Paw, Caprice Pinkard of DeKalb, Tania Smith of DeKalb, Ceci Vargas of Rochelle, Aimee Marsh of Sycamore, Ariyana Turks of DeKalb, Katherine Anderson of Sycamore, Anusha Amin of Roselle, Isabel Almaguer of DeKalb, Katie Maier of Sycamore, David Andrade of DeKalb, Rita Walsh of Rochelle, Erica Ramos of Aurora, Monica Hernandez of DeKalb, Fidel Ponce of Huntley, Kailey Farmer of Kirkland, Nicole Jazo of DeKalb, Sherlyn Rojas of Rochelle, Sydney Marshall of Lee, Ascucena Alvares of Dixon, Maya Beard of DeKalb, Temijah Broger of DeKalb, Carley Coffman of Kingston, Tania Pensado-Salazar of DeKalb, Laura Torres of Oregon, Edlyn Arellano of DeKalb

Ruth I. Hall Nursing Endowment — Jessica Solis of Rochelle

Stephen P. Irving Family Scholarship — Hailey Bakley of Genoa, Richard Hansen of DeKalb, Daniel Villagran Garrido of DeKalb, Olivia Arias of Genoa, Bridget Stewart of DeKalb

Stoltz-Caruthers Family Scholarship — Grace Barnes of Rochelle

Sycamore Hospital Physicians Nursing Endowment — Brianna Stover of Genoa

Tom & Nancy Roberts Endowment — Amelia McClane of Shabbona, Asher Wiegartz of Rochelle, Abigail Cooper of Kirkland

Velta Smith Nursing Endowment Scholarship — Bettina Banda of DeKalb, Odalys Galarza of Genoa, Jessica Schumacher of Sycamore

Vernon & Dorothy Smith Memorial Endowment — Tommy Koziol of Rochelle, Kendal Ansteth of Rochelle, Ceci Vargas of Rochelle

Veronica Ream Endowment — Claudia Diaz of DeKalb

Wayne McIlrath Family Scholarship — Laura Valdez of Rochelle, Natalie Fernando of DeKalb, Zaria Johnson of DeKalb

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

The Kishwaukee College Foundation scholarship application period for the Fall 2024 semester will be open from Thursday, Feb. 1, to Friday, March 1. For more information on Foundation scholarships, contact the Kishwaukee College Foundation at 815-825-9790 or visit