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Pursuing Academic Excellence

In a Show of Support to Local Students Moving Forward in the Pandemic, Scholarships Awarded to Deserving Applicants.

It’s been a year unlike any other, so in a show of support locally the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce awarded scholarships to seven individuals this year.

Applications can now be made for the 2021-2022 academic year. The chamber will award scholarships at their 2022 Winning Hands Member Appreciation & Awards Event, to be held in January 2022. Applicants must be either a child of a member or a member of the chamber. Applicants need to be residents of Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Long Grove or Deer Park, and fall into one of the following categories:

  • High School Graduate Pursuing College
  • College Graduate Pursuing Entrepreneurship
  • Individual Seeking Adult Continuing Education
  • Professional Seeking Leadership Training

Learn more at or call 847.438.5572.

Note: not pictured on the following page is scholarship recipient Maxwell Hilton of Lake Zurich High School, who will be attending Illinois State University.

Linnea Petropoulos

Graduated from Lake Zurich High School. Attending Georgetown University (Washington, DC) for a degree in Government.

Rachael Lee

Graduated from Lake Zurich High School in 2021. Attending Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) for a degree in Secondary Education and Biology.

Katelyn Chung

Attending the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); studying Public Health.

Katherine Wu

Graduated from Stevenson High School in 2021. Seeking a degree in Public Policy; at press time her college choice was still in progress.

Michelle Magida

Owner of Therapy Etc. Pursuing a doctorate degree in Counseling at Adler University.

Vincent Petropoulos

Graduated from Lake Zurich High School in 2021. Attending Harper College (Palatine); ultimately plans to earn a degree in Finance.