Scholarship News

The Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship Committee has reached a decision on who our Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship recipient is for the 2022/2023 academic year and Emily Zhao from Effingham High School in Effingham Illinois was chosen. We had several outstanding applicants, but Emily’s application stood out to the entire Committee. They achieved a 4.0/4.0 GPA throughout their high school career and are ranked 1st out of 151 students in their senior class. Emily had a very impressive essay and supportive letters of recommendation. Emily is also dually enrolled at Lake Land Community College and has been for her Junior and Senior years of High School. She seems like a real “go-getter” and has a good background and resume. Overall, this is why Emily was chosen. Emily will be studying Business at the University of Illinois’s Gies College of Business starting in Fall 2022.

Congratulations Emily Zhao!

Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship Committee:
Penny Ames
Carolyn Hughes
Jill Ouellette