Three college bound students, who are children of employees of Hon. Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, receive Netbook computers and $1,000 scholarships at the 5th Annual Milhouse Engineering Incentive Scholarship program. Pictured (l-r) are: Wilbur Milhouse, President of Milhouse Engineering and Construction; scholarship winner Nina Arthur and her father Byron Arthur; scholarship winner Colin Casey and his father Richard Casey; scholarship winner Vanessa Williams and her mother Vernetria Williams, and Clerk Dorothy Brown.
Clerk Dorothy Brown and the President of Milhouse Engineering and Construction Award Children of Employees with Computers and $1,000 Education Grants
Chicago – Today, Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and Wilbur Milhouse, President of Milhouse Engineering and Construction, awarded Netbook computers and $1,000 scholarships to three college students who are the children of Clerk’s Office employees.
“The achievements of these three young people serve as tributes to their parents, family members and all of the teachers, school officials and individuals who have supported them along the way,” Clerk Brown said.
Milhouse said, “When I was young and in school I was helped to overcome certain challenges and was able to go on to become a successful businessman. As my company has grown over the years, we have given back to the community. I want these young people to know that there are endless possibilities for them.”
Clerk Brown and Milhouse created the Milhouse Engineering Incentive Computer Scholarship in 2006 as an annual scholarship program for the children and grandchildren of employees of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Scholarship winners must have high grade point averages, been accepted as full-time students at accredited colleges and intend to major in business, engineering or political science.
The three 2010 Milhouse Engineering Incentive Computer Scholarship recipients are: Nina Arthur, a graduate ofMartin Luther King Jr. College Prep, who will attend the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and is the daughter of Byron Arthur (Audit Services Department); and Colin Casey, a graduate of Marist High School, who will attend Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and is the son of Richard Casey (Criminal Division); and Vanessa Williams, a graduate of Wells Community Academy, currently a freshman at Wilbur Wright College, and is the daughter of Vernetria Williams (Micrographics Department).
“The scholarship is our attempt to help level the playing field for students by awarding high achieving, college bound students with computers and financial grants to assist them in their academic pursuits,” said Clerk Brown. “I am honored to partner with Mr. Milhouse as we demonstrate that executives from public and private industries can work together to enhance the educational experience of our youth.”