Stillman Bank Awards 2021 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 2021 recipients are: Anna Freedlund, Byron High School; Isabella Olade, Oregon High School; Aft Gati, Rochelle Township High School; and Paige Dawdy, Stillman Valley High School.  Each student received a $2,200 scholarship.

Now in its 26th 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.

“Stillman Bank is honored to present these scholarships on behalf of the William E. Eickman Scholarship Trust.  This trust was set up to invest in the potential of students within our local communities,” said Keith Akre, Stillman Bank Vice President and Trust Officer. “These recipients are a testament to that mission and a source of pride for their schools and communities.”

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.