Eight one-year General Assembly Scholarships have been awarded by State Senator Chris Lauzen (R-25, Aurora) to eligible college students in the 25th District.
Ryan Hall of Elburn received one of the one-year scholarships, and will attend Illinois State University in the fall.
The scholarship committee, including local business and community leaders from Kane, Kendall and LaSalle Counties, go over the applications to select eight students who plan to attend one of the state’s public universities or to attend the University of Illinois. Academic achievement in high school (or college, if applicable), community service, and financial need are among the criteria considered by committee members.
â€œAlthough I would vote and have sponsored legislation to discontinue the scholarship program because it represents a ‘perk’ of public office, I’m proud that the committee fulfills our responsibility by awarding these scholarships on merit rather than politics,â€ Lauzen said. â€œWe keep the process open and available to every student who meets the criteria.â€