2024 SBA Scholarship Recipients

The Schaumburg Business Association (SBA) distributed $25,000 in Scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The proceeds of these funds are used to provide high school seniors with $2,500 scholarships to attend a college or university in the State of Illinois. The goal of the SBA’s Charitable Foundation, a 501c3 is to work today, to support tomorrow, through educational scholarships and community services support. Contributions are dedicated to developing a skilled workforce and provide the learning support needed for leadership development. While the Charitable Foundation has been around since 2016, the group of SBA member businesses contributing to these efforts are recognized as our Scholarship Society as of 2023. 2024 saw the second generation of the Scholarship Society which is made up of top donor companies in direct support of these efforts.
This year the SBA Scholarship Committee has chosen ten immensely talented, intelligent, and self-motivated students to award scholarships too. Congratulations to our recipients Gabriella Bustamante, Camryn (Emma) Smith, Ayush Baliga, Chris Limber, Lauren Kelley, Diana Kopestynska, Violet Wojkowski, Christian Bivian, Charles Marks, Alexa Galindo.
Gabriella Bustamante attended Schaumburg Christian School and will be starting Harper College in the Fall.
Camryn (Emma) Smith attended Rolling Meadows High School and will now attend Harper College.
Ayush Baliga a graduate of Conant High School will continue on to University of Illinois come fall.
Chris Limber after attending high school at Rolling Meadow High School he will continue his education at DePaul or the University of Chicago.
Lauren Kelley fully enjoyed her time at Fremd High School, but looks forward to attending the University of Illinois in the fall.
Diana Kopestynska a Palatine High School graduate will be continuing her education at Loyola University this fall.
Violet Wojkowski crushed her time at Schaumburg High School and looks forward to continuing those efforts at University of Illinois.
Christian Bivian will graduate from Elk Grove High School and move onto Lewis University come August.
Charles Marks a Hersey High School graduate, he will continue his education at the University of Illinois.
Alexa Galindo attended Hoffman Estates High School and looks forward to making her mark at Loyola University in the fall.
The Schaumburg Business Association sends congratulations to each of the scholarship recipients as they embark on this new chapter of their future. They were grateful to touch all of the High Schools in Schaumburg and much of the surrounding area. The SBA also looks to continue to grow the third generation of the Scholarship Society and its impact on these future leaders. For questions or to join, contact SBA President Lisa Gilbert at LGilbert@Schaumburgbusiness.com.
About the Schaumburg Business Association
The Schaumburg Business Association (SBA)is dedicated to our members' growth and prosperity. We advance business causes and are committed to helping our members maintain a competitive edge by providing them with outstanding programs, benefits and services. The Association was formed in 2001 to represent the needs of businesses within the Association. The SBA embodies the spirit of our business community that includes a dynamic blend of corporate, commercial, retail, service and industrial businesses in the largest suburban economic center in the State of Illinois.