Ten High School Grads Each to Receive $1,000 for College

Scholarship Program Part of ISL Education Lending's Nonprofit Goals

June 17, 2021

Ten recent high school graduates have been notified that they will each receive a $1,000 college scholarship from ISL Education Lending.

More than 4,500 high school seniors from around the Midwest entered the ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship between January 11 and April 30 of this year. As part of the scholarship program, each participant received emailed tips on planning and paying for college from ISL Education Lending, a nonprofit organization that helps students and families succeed in education after high school. The 10 winners were randomly drawn from all eligible entries.

"As an organization, we have a lot to offer to students who are planning their next step after high school," said Steve McCullough, president and CEO of ISL Education Lending. "Our free resources and email tips stem from more than 40 years of experience working to help students and families find appropriate funding for postsecondary education without overborrowing."

ISL Education Lending provides lower-rate private student loans as well as multiple online resources to help students plan smart and pay less for college, so that they are more likely to be successful in repaying any student loans they do need, McCullough added.

The scholarship awards will be sent directly to winners' colleges to be applied to education expenses for the 2021–2022 academic year.

The winners of the 2021 ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship are:

  • Rachel Antonson, Weston, Wisconsin
  • Isabel Bergmann, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Sarah Driscoll, Oak Lawn, Illinois
  • Matthew Felbein, Naperville, Illinois
  • Lindsey Franz, Chrisman, Illinois
  • Safiya Kazlovich, Vernon Hills, Illinois
  • Giovanne Oromo, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Caden Rachwal, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
  • Ashley Tran, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Hayden Wofford, Nixa, Missouri

The 2022 ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship will open in 2022 for high school seniors in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. For more information about the scholarship and other ISL Education Lending programs, visit www.IowaStudentLoan.org.

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