2013 Scholarship Awards

The Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation expanding the student scholarship awards in 2013 to include 8th graders from our local elementary schools.

This year the Schulter Foundation asked area high school principals to select five students and have them write essays about how they gave back to society. The directors of the Foundation then invited two of the five entrants for personal interviews to select the winner. For the elementary schools, the principals selected the recipient. An additional scholarship was provided to Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club (NBGC) annual scholarship program.

The Foundation would like to thank all the recipients, and wish them well.

High School Scholarships

Hayley Pienton, Walter Payton College Prep

Elena Bernstein, Lane Tech College Prep

Bob Miller and Joseph Calderone, St. Benedict Preparatory School


Naomi Rienton, Lake View High School

Kelley Nguygen, Lake View High School

Daniele Anderson, Lake View High School (NBGC)


Elementary School Scholarships

Cesellie Dabebseh, St. Benedict Preparatory

Mckeely Malas, Bell School



Javier Zuniga, Coonley Elementary School

Solomon Hobbs, Ravenswood Elementary School


2012 Scholarship Awards

In June 2012, the Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation provided $1,000 scholarships to four students from Lane Tech College Prep, Amundsen High School, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, and Lake View High School. The Foundation requested that the schools select students who may have struggled early in their high school education but worked hard to improve their grades and are committed to completing a college program.

“I am so proud of all four students for their academic effort and their commitment to education. I believe it is so important to recognize and support students as they become young adults and pursue their education goals,” said Schulter.

A certificate and the financial award was presented by Gene Schulter to the students during ceremonies at their schools. The 2012 scholarship recipients are:

Cherrell Anderson, Lane Tech College Prep

Cheryl AndersonWhile Ms. Anderson struggled her freshman year of high school, she turned things around and challenged herself with honors and AP courses. She is the first in her family to attend college. She will be attending UIC Nursing Program in the fall of 2012.

George Toma, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School

George TomaMr. Toma has been very active with his school and community. He has been the chief representative of the student body and has represented the school many times. He spent the last two summers working at the Chicago Summer Business Institute and learning at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a motivated student who intends to pursue a career in business or politics. He will be attending Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.


Brianna Sumerlin, Lake View High School

Brianna SumerlinMs. Sumerlin is a student who has increased her academic capability and dedication throughout her years at Lake View High School. She is outgoing and involved academically and through extra curricular activities. She does not take the easy road, but rather she takes on challenges and grows from her experiences. She is motivated and not afraid to ask for help in order to reach her goals. She will be attending Western Illinois University.

Enrique Herrera, Amundsen High School

Enrique HerreraMr. Herrera is a remarkable student whose dedication and good deeds often go unnoticed because he is incredibly humble. He always gets his work done on time, is polite and respectful to his peers and teachers. Mr. Herrera was a peer mentor and had an extremely positive influence on the freshman boys he worked with. He also has perfect attendance and is a P.E. Leader. He has known since day one that he wants to become a computer technician, and will be attending Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, Missouri.


“Education is the key to our future communities. Through the Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation, my ambition is to continue to give back to our local schools and help students reach their goals in education,” said Schulter.

2011 Scholarship Award

Gene Schulter and Ms. EscutiaThe Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation awarded its first scholarship in June 2011 to Ms. Alejandra Escutia, a graduate of Lakeview High School. The scholarship will assist Ms. Escutia in her future college endeavors