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Spinoso scholarships awarded to high school graduates

The 2020 Spinoso Masters Scholarship recipients are (from left) Karrigan Cowan, David Long, Margaret Meyer, Paul Un, Taylor Volk and Lauren Zaeske.
The 2020 Spinoso Masters Scholarship recipients are (from left) Karrigan Cowan, David Long, Margaret Meyer, Paul Un, Taylor Volk and Lauren Zaeske.

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Community Foundation recently named the 2020 Spinoso Masters Scholarship recipients.

Six individuals will receive a total of $30,000 to use toward master's or doctoral level education. The award winners are Karrigan Cowan, David Long, Margaret Meyer, Paul Un, Taylor Volk and Lauren Zaeske.

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 master's or higher degree in any field of study.

The six award recipients have a variety of educational pursuits. Karrigan Cowan, a graduate of Hinckley Big-Rock, is pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Northern Illinois University. David Long, a graduate of DeKalb High School, is pursuing a master's in public administration from Gannon University. Margaret Meyer graduated from Sycamore High School and is pursuing a master's in genetic counseling at Indiana University. Paul Un, a graduate of DHS, is pursuing a master's in international relations at the University of Chicago. Taylor Volk, a graduate of DHS, is pursuing a master's in nonprofit management at DePaul University. Lauren Zaeske, a graduate of Somonauk High School, is pursuing her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Kansas.

Donors John and Vivian Spinoso are longtime residents of DeKalb County with a strong desire to support continuing education. In its eighth year as a scholarship award at the foundation, the Spinoso Masters Scholarship has awarded more than $240,000 to local graduates.

For information about scholarships available at the foundation, contact Grants Directo Tiffany McQueen Lewis at 815-748-5383 or tiffany@dekalbccf.org.

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