The trustees of the John R. Cervantes Memorial Scholarship awarded the 2016 scholarship to Anthony Tonet at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse in Moline earlier this week.
Luke Giovanine was presented with the 2015 John R. Cervantes Scholarship. Congratulations!
Luke Giovanine has become the first male recipient of the John R. Cervantes Memorial Scholarship. Luke will attend Valparaiso University’s engineering program in the fall.
The winner of the 2014 John R. Cervantes Memorial Scholarship is Moline High School senior Hannah Wright. Hannah will be attending John’s alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this fall. She will be eligible to receive $1,000 each year she attends college, up to $4,000 in total aid. Over the past weekend, Hannah was part of a special ceremony honoring scholarship winners at the Butterworth Center in Moline, and was presented with her award by the Mary Little Deere – Fort Armstrong chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Last Saturday at the historic Butterworth Center in the Overlook District of Moline, IL, the Mary Little Deere-Fort Armstrong branch of the Daugthers of the American Revolution presented scholarships to Becky Lankford and Kylie Romeo on behalf of the John R. Cervantes Memorial Scholarship Fund. Becky is this year’s winner of the award and was receiving funds for use toward her freshman year of college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kylie was the 2012 winner and was renewing her scholarship award for her sophomore year at Luther College in Iowa.
Marylou Witherspoon, niece of John Cervantes, was in attendance at the award ceremony.
Moline High School Class of 2009 Salutatorian Karin Scott, daughter of Thomas and Theresa Scott, has been awarded the inaugural John R. “Jack” Cervantes Memorial Scholarship. Karin, who is also an Illinois State Scholar and winner of the Good Citizen Award presented by the Little Mary Deere-Fort Armstrong Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, received a $1,000 check to go toward her college tuition. Karin plans to attend Northwestern University this fall and major in history and economics.