2017 Scholarship Recipients

2017 Scholarship Recipients

For Immediate Release
Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 Scholarship Recipients 

The Schaumburg Business Association awards two scholarships of $2,500 to high school students graduating in 2017 with goals to pursue a business related degree in college. This year’s scholarships have been awarded to Gianfranco Torres and Lydia Schiller.

Gianfranco Torres immigrated to the United States when he was very young in hopes for a better future and more opportunities. While in high school, Gianfranco became very passionate to help others in need. He has been in charge of organizations that help give back to the community. Gianfranco desired his interest for business in his Business Incubator class. His next stop this fall is Champaign, Illinois where he will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Gianfranco will be double majoring in International Business Management and Political Science. His future plans are to attend law school to help underrepresented people gain a voice. Gianfranco would also like to work as an attorney for activist non-profit organizations.

Lydia Schiller has lived in the Northwest Suburbs her entire life. She was homeschooled until fourth grade. Lydia then finished up schooling through high school in a homeschool-hybrid program called the Classical Consortium. While attending school, Lydia worked at Chick-fil-A in Schaumburg. She has learned many professional skills and had many leadership experiences through working at Chick-fil-A. Lydia plans on attending Harper College in the fall and working part time at Chick-fil-A. At Harper, she will be receiving an Associates of Arts degree. Lydia will also be participating in volleyball and Harper’s Honor Program. Her future plans include attending a four year college, attending law school, and eventually practicing law.

Gianfranco and Lydia will be recognized at Toast of Schaumburg on October 20. The Toast of Schaumburg is an evening of celebration, philanthropy, and recognition of SBA members.


Brittany Street
[email protected]
1501 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 115N, Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 413-1010




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