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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.

 
Michael | 2018 Winner

Michael | 2018 Winner

"The scholarship provided by DMSF is a program I would be honored to be a part of. I feel I uphold the core standards of DMSF, and I look forward to being able to participate in its advocacy and philanthropy as a practicing physician in DuPage."
Michael Brancato, 2018 James P. Campbell, MD, Memorial Scholarship grant recipient
Andrew | 2018 Winner

Andrew | 2018 Winner

"After finishing medical school, I intend to work towards become an academic physician who specializes in radiation oncology. I have found this field to be both stimulating and humbling, and I want to dedicate my time to helping patients battle cancer and oversee their treatment."
Andrew Tran, 2018 William B. Frymark scholarship grant recipient
Kathryn | 2018 Winner

Kathryn | 2018 Winner

"As an athlete, researcher, educator, and clinician, my goal, through action and personal practice, is to continue to educate the general population on the positive impact physical activity and good nutrition have on disease prevention through activities of daily living."
Kathryn McLeland, 2018 scholarship grant recipient
Laura | 2016, 2017, 2018 Winner

Laura | 2016, 2017, 2018 Winner

"I am so grateful for your investment in my future. You have made my debt burden more manageable, and it’s a challenge to express what a visceral relief that is on both a professional and personal level."
Laura Burns, 2017 James P. Campbell, MD, Memorial 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 schoarships granted and the amounts awarded vary each year. The average amount of each scholarship is $1,000.