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CME Group to Present $110,000 in Scholarships to Chicago Public School Seniors at the 30th Annual Mayoral Award Program Luncheon

Wed May 27 2015


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel


CME Group Executive Chairman and President Terry Duffy


CME Group Chief Executive Officer Phupinder Gill



30th Annual CME Group Center for Innovation Mayoral Award for Student Achievement



11:45 AM CT, Wednesday, May 27, 2015



Auditorium Theater Building


50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago


Valid press credentials required for admission



Please contact Lindsey Noel, 312-930-8549,


CHICAGO, May 27, 2015 – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will join CME Group Executive Chairman and President Terry Duffy and CEO Phupinder Gill in honoring 55 high-achieving Chicago Public School high school seniors. The students were selected based on essays they wrote about innovation, as well as their academic standing and extracurricular activities.  Each student will receive a $2,000 achievement award and a select number of students also will receive summer internships at CME Group clearing firms.

To mark the 30th anniversary of this program, CME Group doubled the award amount to $2,000 scholarship per student this year.  Since its inception in 1986, the CME Group Center for Innovation Mayoral Award for Student Achievement has awarded more than $1.3 million to 1,600 high achieving Chicago public school students helping them to achieve their academic goals. 

The scholarship program is provided by the CME Group Center for Innovation, which was established in 2003 to create and sponsor original programming that identifies, showcases and fosters examples of significant innovation and creative thinking across multiple industries. The Center's signature program is the CME Group Melamed-Arditti Innovation Award which annually honors an individual whose innovative ideas, products or services have created significant change and improvement to markets, commerce or trade.

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest ratesequity indexesforeign exchangeenergyagricultural commoditiesmetalsweather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform, its trading facilities in New York and Chicago, and through its London-based CME Europe derivatives exchange.  CME Group also operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers through CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe, which offer clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions.  These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk.

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