Deja Family Memorial Scholarship goes to Kaneland grad Abbey Mondi
The Deja Family Foundation in Sugar Grove recently named Kaneland High School graduate Abbey Mondi as the recipient of the first Deja Family Memorial Scholarship.
This $1,000 scholarship honors the memory of the Deja family and is awarded to a high school senior who exhibits leadership, service, kindness, and serves as an example to those in the community.
Foundation president Gayle Deja-Schultz presented the scholarship award and recognized Abbey for her accomplishments at the Kaneland High School Senior Awards Night on May 18.
At Kaneland High School, Mondi is a National Honor Society member and the 2023 Class President.
She has been active in student council, cheerleading, choir, world languages, Kaneland Krier, and Key Club. In the community, Abbey volunteers at Beautiful U Ministries/Resale Shop and devotes time to other local charities and community service.
Mondi will be attending Augustana College in the fall, majoring in Business Administration with a focus in marketing and minoring in Spanish. She stated, "This scholarship will help me tremendously when funding my college education and I am thankful to the Deja Family Foundation for their generosity!"
Deja-Schultz remarked, "We hope to continue changing lives in our community and this scholarship aids a student who embodies the Deja Family's example in life: Family centered, community driven and aspiring to have a positive impact on the lives of others."
Founded Jan. 4, 2023, the Deja Family Foundation was established to provide community assistance and scholarships, in memory of the Deja family and their multiple generations dedicated to changing lives in our community. For more information, visit the Foundation website dejaschultzhomes.com/deja-family-foundation or contact Gayle Deja-Schultz at (630) 708-2424.