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May 25, 2014

Common Roots Initiative is proud to announce our Student Scholarship winner for Spring 2014: Liliana Uriostegui. 

Liliana Uriostegui, a senior at Proviso East High School (PEHS) and Maywood resident, plans to pursue a career in pediatric oncology.  She aspires to attend Hawaii Pacific University.  Liliana is an active volunteer at St. Ealalia Parish in Maywood. 

Common Roots Initiative (CRI) awarded Liliana its $1,000 Spring 2014 Student Scholarship to help her achieve that goal.  This is the seventh consecutive $1,000 scholarship CRI has provided since the charity began giving financial assistance to students and educators in 2012. 

“The scholarship committee was very impressed by Liliana's active work at school and in the community.  Liliana really stood out from the crowd of qualified applicants.” said Michael Cavello, CRI’s 2014 Scholarship Committee chair.

CRI is planning to hold a ceremony/fundraiser this summer to honor Liliana Uriostegui, Alexander Aschoff (science teacher), and Ashley Glickman (english teacher).

CRI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 2010 through the combined efforts of four alumni from PEHS. Its board is primarily comprised of high school friends and family who decided that giving back to their community meant helping to make an impact on both sides of the school desk. In coming years, CRI will expand its financial assistance to other schools in west suburban Chicago.

Visit our donation page  if you would like to make a monetary contribution toward our scholarships. If you prefer to use an employer-matching program or want to become a volunteer for CRI, please contact us.