Local 15 Scholarship Winners



Logan Kap

Logan Kap is the son of Michael Kap, a Senior Mech Nuclear out of Braidwood. He attends Lewis University in Romeoville, IL and is working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Web Design. He has spent his free time Radio Broadcasting for hockey games and has participated in the Fishing for a Cure fishing tournament.


Thomas Park

The son of Jason Park, Chemistry Technician at Dresden is another winner of the IBEW Local 15 scholarship. Thomas Park has been active with youth ministry at Messiah Lutheran Church and participated in home repair missions. A few of his extracurricular activities consist of playing on the baseball team, taking part in the high school band and joining the ping pong club. He plans to go into operations engineering and is attending Joliet Junior College.



Jakob North

Jakob North is attending Augustana College in pursuit of his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He is the son of Michael North, a Senior Mech Nuclear at Quad Cities. Jakob has participated in basketball, wrestling, baseball, track and football and has also helped out with football camps. Away from sports he has been involved with the 2021 Shriners Hospital Experience and supporting local physical rehab clinics.



Ryann Conners

Ryann Conners attends the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is going to school to get her Master of Science in Nursing degree. She expects to graduate at the end of next year. When not at school she has been an emergency room technician and undergraduate teaching assistant. Ryann’s father Kevin is a Crew Leader Line out of Crestwood.



Jordan Siegel

Jordan Siegel is the daughter of Deborah Siegel, a clerk at NRG. Jordan will be attending the Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and expects to complete her courses by 2025. She is working towards a bachelor’s degree in criminology & criminal justice while minoring in forensics. Outside of academics while in high school she participated in basketball, color guard, winter guard and soccer.


Mateo Escatel

Mateo Escatel is attending Parkland College in pursuit of a degree in Arts and Business Communications. He is expected to graduate at the end of next year, 2022. He has volunteered his free time to help with the Earlville Cruise Night and was also an Earlville Christmas Festival Volunteer. His father Carlos Escatel is an A Mechanic at Quad Cities.



Teagan Schult

Teagan is the son of Shawn Schult, a Construction Crew Leader out of Rockford. Teagan is expected to graduate in 2024 with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He chose to answer the essay question “How have the Unions kept this country running during the Covid-19 pandemic” in which he mentioned workers safety requirements, fair pay and continuing to complete their jobs despite taking on potential risks presented by Covid-19.



Tyler Morris

Tyler Morris is the son of Consuela Sams-Morris, a construction order clerk in Maywood. Tyler will be attending The University of Kentucky where he will major in Business. He has volunteered for many efforts, one of which being at an assistance facility with the basketball team. He also volunteers at Hines Veteran Affairs and has done so for the past 4 years. During the pandemic Tyler would volunteer at Maywood Baptist Church to help distribute food and supplies to those struggling.



Ty Robinson

Ty Robinson is the son of Kathi Robinson, an Operating Clerk at Quad Cities. He has been attending the Midwest Technical Institute and is on his way to graduating and achieving his certification in HVAC. Ty will be graduating next year. In his Local 15 Scholarship essay he answered the question “How has the Union affected my life and family”. In his answer he referenced the ability that unions have to fight for fair wages and the higher quality of life it enables the members to have.



Caleb Siegel

Caleb Siegel will be attending Bradley University in pursuit of a degree in Engineering. He has participated in the robotics team, bass fishing team and the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) while in high school. Caleb’s mother Deborah Siegel is a clerk at NRG. In his essay on how unions have kept the country running during the pandemic he acknowledged that members continued to work in the field and that many jobs still required employees to be somewhere other than home to get the job done.



Nathan Clark

Nathan Clark will be continuing his education at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he is set to graduate in 2023. He has been working hard towards his Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences. Nathan has volunteered some of his time to the city of Naperville, participating in a program that works to keep the city clean. His mother is Michelle Clark whom works at the Cantera location as an Office Service Specialist.