Eight scholarship grants totaling $43,300 have been awarded by the Nesbitt Medical Student Foundation for the 2020-2021 award year. The recipients are Bohae Rachel Lee, Lakhena Leang, Seong Park, Madelaine Schaufel, Prachi Aggarwal, Jasmine Love, Ashley Mathews and Ali Khan.
The Foundation, administered by First Midwest Bank, was established through the Trust of Esther Mae Nesbitt, a longtime resident of Sycamore, who died in 1972. Since its inception in 1976, the foundation has awarded $1,655,680 in scholarship grants.
To be eligible for a scholarship grant, one must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Illinois, and either accepted for enrollment or a regular full-time student in good standing already attending an approved college of medicine. Under the terms of Nesbitt’s Trust, preference shall be given to women and persons who are or who have been residents of DeKalb County.
More information about the foundation and application forms are available by online at www.firstmidwest.com. Scholarship information is located under the Wealth tab, Donor Advised Funds & Scholarships, Nesbitt Scholarship.