Stillman Bank Awards 2019 Eickman Scholarship to Four Area Students

Stillman Trust & Asset 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 2019 recipients are: Ally Abel, Byron High School; Katelyn Byerley, Oregon High School; Abby Lundquist, Rochelle Township High School; and Olivia Kerr, Stillman Valley High School.  Each student received a $1,900 scholarship.

Now in its 24th 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, not less than $1,500, 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.

“The Eickman Scholarship is just one of the ways Stillman Bank invests in the potential of students within our local communities,” said David Bogner, Stillman Bank Vice President and Trust Officer. “This is a fantastic opportunity for high school students that are looking to further their education within the medical field.”

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

Stillman Bank is pleased to be able to offer this scholarship, which has gone to a number of deserving young men and women over the last 24 years.