Stillman Bank Awards 2024 Eickman Scholarship to Four Area Students

Stillman Trust & Wealth Management is pleased to announce the winners of the Eickman Scholarship, an annual scholarship awarded to four area high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The 2024 recipients are: Reily Smallwood, Byron High School; Alyssa Leary, Oregon High School; Kayla Ortega, Rochelle Township High School; and Jacob Rhodes, Stillman Valley High School. Each student received a $2,200 scholarship.

Now in its 29th 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 to one recipient from each of these four communities. Each year, committees review all of the applications that are submitted, and from this process, finalists from each school are selected for personal interviews with the review committees.

“Stillman Bank is honored to present these scholarships on behalf of the William E. Eickman Scholarship Trust,” said Joseph McCoy, Stillman Bank Trust Officer. “Mr. Eickman believed in investing in our communities and helping our local students further their education. We look forward to seeing the future accomplishments of this year’s scholarship recipients.”

Any high school senior at Byron, Oregon, Rochelle, or Stillman Valley High Schools who is 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.