BACC Awards Scholarships to Local High School Students
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) awarded $4,000 in scholarships to six local high school students during its 40th Annual “Fashion Show and Scholarship Luncheon” on Wednesday, April 19 at Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington.
“Each year BACC awards the Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship to local high school students to help with expenses of higher education that builds future careers,” said BACC President and CEO Suzanne Corr. “The scholarships are awarded to students who will be attending universities, community colleges, vocational or trade school programs.” The scholarship is named after Lauren Brown, a lovely young woman who worked for the Chamber for several years and lost her battle with cancer at the age of 29.
This year’s winners of the 2017 BACC Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship are: Rachael Hayden (planning to study business and math at Iowa State University); Haley Luczak (planning to study accounting at the University of Tennessee); Michael Kinton (planning to study finance at the University of South Carolina); Brian O’Hara (planning to study business entrepreneurship at Loyola Universtiy); Stephanie Pierson (planning to study political science and environmental science); and Alec Schimmel (planning to study computer science at Ball State University).
“Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarships are funded by Chamber members through many Chamber events such as our BACC Golf Classic, our Annual Dinner and our Women’s Biz Net (WBN) activities,” Corr said.
BACC hosted a WBN Shop/Sip/Socialize Girls’ Night Out event on April 27 at the Ice House Mall, which also benefits the Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship (photos attached). The BACC Golf Classic will be held on Monday, July 17 at Wynstone Golf Course. Activities during the event, such as the “Chip the Duck” contest, support the scholarship fund.
Scholarships are offered to high school students of Barrington Chamber members and their employees as well as to any Barrington High School students. For more information visit the BACC website: www.BarringtonChamber.com