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The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 Spinoso Masters Scholarship recipients. Five individuals received a total of $30,000 to use toward Masters level education. The award recipients are Luke Hoppenworth, Bridget Ivanic, Drew Paszotta, Kelsey Peifer, and Ryan Schultz.

To receive a Spinoso Masters Scholarship, individuals must be past graduates of a high school located in DeKalb County and enrolled in a post-undergraduate institution working toward a masters or higher degree in any field of study.

Luke Hoppenworth is a DeKalb High School graduate and is pursuing a Master’s in Structural Engineering from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,  Bridget Ivanic is a Sycamore High School graduate pursuing a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Illinois University, Drew Paszotta is a DeKalb High School graduate pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, Kelsey Peifer is a DeKalb High School graduate and pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at University of Illinois at Chicago, and Ryan Schultz is a DeKalb High School graduate pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at University of Florida.

Donors John and Vivian Spinoso are long-time residents of DeKalb County with a strong desire to support continuing education. In its eighth year as a scholarship award at the Community Foundation, the Spinoso Masters Scholarship has awarded a total of $240,000 to local graduates.

For information about scholarships available at the Community Foundation, please contact Grants & Community Initiatives Manager Marc Hooks at 815-748-5383 or m.hooks@dekalbccf.org.

Pictured above: 2019 Spinoso Masters Scholarship recipients Luke Hoppenworth, Bridget Ivanic, Drew Paszotta, Kelsey Peifer, and Ryan Schultz.

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