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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.

 



Impact

Luis| 2021 Winner

Luis| 2021 and 2019 Winner

" My eventual goal is to serve a patient population similar to the one I grew up in. I hope to bring a different perspective to the field of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. I want to become a specialist for the patients who are under-served."
Luis Rubio, 2021 William B. Frymark scholarship grant recipient
Olivia| 2021 Winner

Olivia| 2021 and 2020 Winner

"I find true satisfaction in knowing my work is influential to the well-being of others. I strive to emerge as a leader in healthcare with the heart to make a difference, as the phrase “to lead is to serve” shapes my actions."
Olivia Negris, 2021 and 2020 scholarship grant recipient
Abhishek| 2021 Winner

Abhishek| 2021 and 2020 Winner

"I am very grateful to receive this honor. I know that having the assistance of a scholarship at such an early time is very beneficial for a career in academic medicine"
Abhishek Sethi, 2020 James P. Campbell, MD, Memorial Scholarship grant recipient
Tyler| 2021 Winner

Tyler| 2021 Winner

"The desire for a longitudinal relationship with my patients has led me to plan to apply to family medicine residencies, and I aspire to be a community-based primary care physician."
Tyler Miksanek 2021 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 $398,000 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 scholarships granted and the amounts awarded vary each year. The average amount of each scholarship is $1,000.