The DeKalb County Community Foundation recently named the 2017 Spinoso Masters Scholarship recipients. Four students will receive a total of $30,000 to use toward Masters level education. The award winners are Carlie Hayes, Rachael Pazsotta, Kelsey Rodgers and Anna Stiker.
To receive a Spinoso Masters Scholarship, individuals must be graduates of a high school located in DeKalb County and enrolled in a post-undergraduate institution working toward a masters or higher degree in any field of study.
Carlie Hayes is a graduate of DeKalb High School and is pursuing a master's degree in Crime Scene Investigation at George Washington University. Rachael Pazsotta is a graduate of DHS and is pursuing a Masters of Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California. Kelsey Rodgers also is a graduate of DHS and will be pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Illinois Chicago. Anna Stiker is a graduate of Indian Creek High School and is pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
Donors John and Vivian Spinoso are longtime residents of DeKalb County with a strong desire to support continuing education. In its sixth year as a scholarship award at the foundation, the Spinoso Masters Scholarship has awarded a total of $180,000 to local graduates.
For information about scholarships available at the foundation, contact Grants & Community Initiatives Manager Becky Zantout at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.