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Scholarship Awards 2018

Cash Scholarship Recipients and Sponsors

Miss Illinois 2018
$10,000 Scholarship
Grace Khachaturian
Miss Capital City
Sponsored by Dr. Carl Soderstrom and the Charles and Teresa Brown Trust

First Runner-Up
$3,000 Scholarship
Isabelle Hanson
Miss Northern Suburbs
Sponsored by Dr. Carl Soderstrom and First Southern Bank

Second Runner-Up
$2,000 Scholarship
Grace Etzkorn
Miss Chicago
Sponsored by The Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization

Third Runner-Up
$1,500 Scholarship
Breana Bagley
Miss Heartland
Sponsored by The Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization

Fourth Runner-Up
$1,200 Scholarship
Stephanie Dearwester
Miss Land of Lincoln
Sponsored by The Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization

Remaining Top 11 Semi-Finalists
$500 Scholarship
Brittany Albrecht, Miss Southern Illinois
Adelinn Ippensen, Miss Springfield
Charlotte Roberts, Miss Heart of Illinois
Clare Bunyan, Miss Metro East
Madeline McGowan, Miss Windy City
Taylor Hardy, Miss Quincy
Sponsored by The Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization

Remaining Non-Finalists
$250 Scholarship
Annika Strolle, Miss Central Illinois
Abigail Brown, Miss East Central
Hanna Poitras, Miss Gold Coast
Mandy Marsh, Miss Shawnee Hills
Darcy Dreyer, Miss John A. Logan
Lindsey Brown, Miss Blackhawk Valley
Sheridan Hurtig, Miss Lake County
Katrina Karsen, Miss Metropolis
Chauntel Vance, Miss Macomb
Shenell Randall, Miss Kankakee County
Autumn Sanderson, Miss Prairie State
Connor McBride, Miss Volunteer
Sponsored by The Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization

Carolyn Paulus Talent Award
$1,000 Scholarship
Grace Khachaturian
Miss Capital City
Sponsored by the Jean E. Paulus Community Foundation of Wabash County

Nancy Foote Interview Award
$1,000 Scholarship
Breana Bagley
Miss Heartand
Sponsored by the Nancy Foote Scholarship Fund

Illinois Community Service Scholarship Award
$1,000 Scholarship
Isabelle Hanson
Miss Northern Suburbs
Sponsored by the Miss America Foundation

Illinois Academic Scholarship Award
$1,000 Scholarship
Brittany Albrecht
Miss Southern Illinois
Sponsored by the Miss America Foundation

Preliminary Talent Awards
$500 Scholarship
Grace Khachaturian, Miss Capital City
Isabelle Hanson, Miss Northern Suburbs
Sponsored by Ashley Hatfield Miss Illinois 2007 & Katie Lorenz Lowes Miss Illinois 2008

Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness Awards
$300 Scholarship
Stephanie Dearwester, Miss Land of Lincoln
Shenell Randall, Miss Kankakee County
Sponsored by Megan Noble Miss Illinois 2012 & Clatus Beirmann

Preliminary Poise and Grace in Evening Wear Awards
$250 Scholarship
Grace Khachaturian, Miss Capital City
Brittany Albrecht, Miss Southern Illinois
Sponsored by Bill and Belinda Hatfield, parents of Miss Illinois 2007

Special Judges’ Award
$300 Scholarship
Sheridan Hurtig
Miss Land of Lincoln
Sponsored by Randy and Ronda Dunn

Non-Finalist Talent Award
$250 Scholarship
Connor McBride
Miss Volunteer
Sponsored by Dr. Susan Shea

Non-Finalist Interview Award
$250 Scholarship
Mandy Marsh
Miss Shawnee Hills
Sponsored by Dr. Susan Shea

Linda Kay Fischer Community Service and Academia Award
$250 Scholarship
Mandy Marsh
Miss Shawnee Hills
Sponsored by Dr. Whitney Marlow Miss Illinois 2010

State Quality of Life Award
$1,000 Scholarship
Brittany Albrecht
Miss Southern Illinois
Sponsored by First Southern Bank

STEM Award
$500 Scholarship
Madeline McGowan
Miss Windy City
Sponsored by Hanson Professional Services, Inc.

STEM Runners Up
$250 Scholarships
Mandy Marsh, Miss Shawnee Hills
Brittany Albrecht, Miss Southern Illinois
Sponsored by Messrs. Brandon Wright and Cory Thoss

Women in Business
$500 Scholarship
Hanna Poitras
Miss Gold Coast
Sponsored by Dr. Kyle and Terri Harfst

Women in Medicine
$500 Scholarship
Darcy Dreyer
Miss John A Logan
Sponsored by Heartland Regional Medical Center

Women in Medicine Runners Up
$250 Scholarships
Mandy Marsh, Miss Shawnee Hills
Brittany Albrecht, Miss Southern Illinois
Sponsored by Dr. Claire Thorpe Klinsky and The Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization

Miss Illinois Vocalist Award
$200 Scholarship
Clare Bunyan
Sponsored by The Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization