Bloomingdale Chamber awards scholarships to 14 local students

  • Fourteen students were awarded scholarships in the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce Scholarship program. Pictured, attending the June 13 scholarship breakfast, are: first row, from left, Alexis DiMeo, Regine Basilio, Carly Borre, Michaela Brant, and Clarissa Consoli; and back row, Samuel Abe Dela Rosa; Randel Basilio, Angelo Griffin, Jeromel Lara and Alex Sowa.

    Fourteen students were awarded scholarships in the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce Scholarship program. Pictured, attending the June 13 scholarship breakfast, are: first row, from left, Alexis DiMeo, Regine Basilio, Carly Borre, Michaela Brant, and Clarissa Consoli; and back row, Samuel Abe Dela Rosa; Randel Basilio, Angelo Griffin, Jeromel Lara and Alex Sowa. Courtesy of Bloomingdale Chamber

  • Donors to the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce scholarship program join scholarship recipients at the June 13 scholarship breakfast at the Bloomingdale Golf Club.

    Donors to the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce scholarship program join scholarship recipients at the June 13 scholarship breakfast at the Bloomingdale Golf Club. Courtesy of Bloomingdale Chamber

 
Submitted by Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce
Updated 6/17/2019 6:01 PM

If you need another reason to shop local, it is scholarships!

Local businesses have donated just over $15,000 to the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Twelve graduating high school students and two alumni students received scholarships from the chamber breakfast honoring them on Thursday, June 13, at the Bloomingdale Golf Club.

The students' background and where they are headed vary, but they all had something in common besides the excellent grades, they also have given back to their community through volunteering. Bloomingdale is a village where residents support and encourage each other and it is reassuring the passion to give back continues with the next generation. It was inspiring to hear the accomplishments these students have achieved while still concentrating on their academics.

Thank you to those businesses who have donated to the scholarship program: NOW Foods/Fruitful Yield, Stratford Crossing Shopping Center, Tom Itrich, Mayor Franco Coladipietro, Wintrust Wealth Management, Anyway's American Grill & Pub, Bloomingdale Bank & Trust, Stratford Square Mall, Amita Health, The Center for Integrative & Functional Wellness, Platt Hill Nursery, Pan American Bank, Printing Plus.

Thank you to Outback Steakhouse for hosting a scholarship fundraising luncheon in May.

Donations are accepted year around to support the program. You can contact the chamber to learn more at www.bloomingdalechamber.com/scholarship-program.

by signing up you agree to our terms of service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Applicants must either live in Bloomingdale, work for a chamber business, or be a son or daughter of a chamber member.

Applications are accepted in February and March.

The two Alumni recipients are twins Regine and Randel Basilio, who are both attending Elmhurst College with double majors in finance and management.

The 12 regular scholarships went to: Angelo Griffin, Carly Borre, Alexis DiMeo, Michaela Brant, Clarissa Consoli, all from Lake Park High School in Roselle; Alexander Sowa and Jeromel Lara from Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream; George Bravos and Chelsey Aguilar from University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign; Anastasia Bravos from University of Illinois at Chicago; Samuel Abe Dela Rosa from Abeka Academy Homeschooler; and Alexis Belmonte from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

The Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce supports the success and growth of businesses and the community.

Membership is open to any business who wants to invest in their own growth through promoting their business through marketing, sponsorships and building relationships.

The chamber offers a variety of free and fee based events making it possible for members to get involved.

To learn more about the chamber, visit the website at www.BloomingdaleChamber.com or twitter.com/chamber60108.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.