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    Committed to funding the advancement of medicine in DuPage County

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The DuPage Medical Society Foundation is a public charity established to promote the education, health and well-being of DuPage County residents. The Foundation strives to meet this mission by providing scholarship grants to health care students from DuPage County.

 
Chris | 2015 Winner

Chris | 2015 Winner

“I am immensely grateful for your support of my medical studies. This scholarship makes the cost of attending medical school more manageable.”
Christopher Murray, 2015 James P. Campbell, MD, Memorial Scholarship grant recipient
Heather | 2015 Winner

Heather | 2015 Winner

“Thank you. This will allow me to focus more on my dream of being a nurse. The excitement and gratitude I feel today will never be forgotten.”
Heather Rickord, 2015 scholarship grant recipient
Dannielle | 2015 Winner

Dannielle | 2015 Winner

“It is my goal to make a tangible impact on our community. The Foundation's financial investment allows me to focus my time and energy on becoming the best physical therapist I can be.”
Danielle Coppola, 2015 scholarship grant recipient
John | 2014 Winner

John | 2014 Winner

“By awarding me the scholarship you enable me to concentrate on what is important – education. I hope one day I will be able to help other students achieve their goal just as you are helping me.”
John Mixer, 2014 scholarship grant recipient


History of our Foundation

In 1964, the DuPage County Medical Society, Health Department, and Pharmaceutical Association combined forces to carry out an oral vaccination program to provide the population of DuPage County with protection against poliomyelitis - polio. Donations of 50 cents per dose were requested in order to meet expenses of the program. Hundreds of public spirited citizens, including physicians, pharmacists, and the entire staff of the health department volunteered in the effort.

The program was a great success. So great, in fact, that approximately $59,000 was realized after all expenses were met. Since profit had not been the motive for the program, no plans had been made for the use of such a sum. From these beginnings, the DuPage Medical Society Foundation was formed.

In its 50 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $389,000 in student scholarships and in grants to community organizations serving DuPage county.



How to apply

To be eligible for a scholarship grant from the Foundation, students must be enrolled in or accepted for admission to a professional education or training program before applying, and they must exhibit a strong academic background in addition to financial need. Students in prerequisite and undergraduate curriculums (i.e. pre-med) are not eligible for Foundation scholarships. The number of schoarships granted and the amounts awarded vary each year. The average amount of each scholarship is $1,000.