Award Recipients

Congrats To Our 2021 MESF Scholars

Sydney Crawford, Riki Kaiser, Jaylen Lockhart**, MadisonTate, Cecilia Joshi

Research Grant

2016-2021
Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (Chicago, IL)
$10,000

National Excellence in Academics & Community Service Award

2021

  • Sydney Crawford Madonna HS (WV) University of Notre Dame
  • Riki Kaiser Blomfield HS (OH) Case Western Reserve University

2020

  • Tara Eustis Carson City HS (NV) University of Washington (Seattle, WA.)
  • Amanda Rumley Normal Community West HS (IL) Evangel University (Springfield, MO.)

2019

  • Phillip Cole* Homewood Flossmoor High School University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana, IL.)
  • Tyler Kruzshak Fallston High School (MD) Villanova University (PA)
  • Connie Chang-Chien Valencia High School (CA.) John Hopkins University (MD)

2018

  • Kyle Schultz UW-Platteveille
  • Shane Lockett

2017

  • Erika Anderson** Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  • Taylor Burzynski University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (WI)
  • Nicholas Folken Xavier University (OH)

2016

Imani Woolfolk Texas Southern University (TX)

2015

Emmett Orr Loyola University (Chicago, IL)

2014

Mark Delaney University of Arizona

2013

Alec Shover Judson University (Elgin, IL.)

2012

Kendra Jackson Xavier University (LA)

2010

Allyson Schenk Hope College (MI)

National Excellence in Science and Medicine Award

2021

Jaylen Lockhart** Whitney Young Magnet HS (IL)

2020

Anayah Scott Kenwood Academy Amherst College (Amherst, MA.)

2019

Joy Rhodes Homewood Flossmoor High School Howard University (Washington, DC)

2018

  • Mikayla Dixon Oak Park-River Forest High School Western Michigan University
  • Khadija Harris Homewood Flossmoor HS North Carolina A&T (NC)

2017

Kya Vega-Allen Hillcrest High School (CCHills, IL.) University of Kentucky (KY)

2016

  • Giovanni Gray Tinley Park High School Loyola University (Chicago, IL)
  • Jenna Pollock Station Camp HS (TN) Itawamba Community College (MS)

2015

Anthea Weng Northwestern University (Evanston, IL.)

2014

Lam Tran University of Pennsylvania

2013

Gustavo Pacheco University of Chicago (IL.)

2012

Afryea Nophlin American University (Washington D.C)

2011

Joseph Laseter (Dr. Martin Luther King College Prep Chicago) Princeton University (NJ)

2010

Stephanie Renee Jefferson Bates College (ME)

2009

  • Mathew Archer Loyola University (Chicago, IL)
  • Mya Stayton Tuskegee University (Alabama)

Karen Lewis CTU/CPS Excellence in Science Award

2021

  • Jaylen Lockhart** Whitney Young Magnet HS (IL) Middlebury College
  • MadisonTate Whitney Young Magnet HS (IL) Howard University
  • Cecilia Joshi Lane Technical HS (IL) Duke University

2020

Hannah Adams Walter Payton HS Williams College (Williamstown, MA)

2019

  • Erika Alvarez Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Academy
    University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana, IL)
  • Kayla Stowe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep
    Northern Illinois University

2018

Rifah Nanjiba Northside College Prep Duke University (NC)

2017

  • Imani Ameen Lindblom North Carolina A&T (NC)
  • Erika Anderson* Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Academy University of Illinois  (Champaign-Urbana, IL)
  • Alejandra Lopez John F. Kennedy School University of IL Chicago (IL)
  • Jeffrey Sagun Lincoln Park High School Trinity College (OH)

2016

  • Takyla Jones Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep Spelman College (GA)
  • Ella Nettnin Lane Tech Loyola University (Chicago, IL)
  • Jorian Reeves Lindblom Math & Science Academy Xavier University (LA)

2015

Ja’lia Sheppard Denison University (Ohio)

Medical Screening / Financial Assistance Grants

2020

Valeriano Family (IL)

2019

Barbee Family (NC)

2018

Kasten Family (NC)

2017

Jones Family (AR)

2016

Colucci Family (IL)

2015

Harding Family (IL)

2014

Hughes/Yarbrough Family (IL)

#GIVING TUESDAY Book Scholarship Award

2020

  • Katelynn Nguyen (IL) Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Natalie Zajczenko (IL) Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)

2019

Victoria Northrop Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

2018

Greer Stewart* DePaul University (Chicago, IL)

2017

Mikayla Dixon* Western Michigan University

2016

Brooke Stozek Saint Xavier University (Chicago, IL)

2015

Gina Cesario University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL)

**Notates Dual Recipient *Notates Community Partner