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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.



Christine| 2022 Recipient

Christine| 2022 Recipient

"I am so honored and excited to have been selected to receive the James P. Campbell, MD Memorial Scholarship. "
Christine Fasana, 2022 James P. Campbell, MD, Memorial Scholarship grant recipient
Nishanth | 2022 Recipient

| Nishanth 2022 Recipient

" With your generous scholarship, I know I have a vast support system that will encourage my growth as a future physician dedicated to serving my community."
Nishanth Sadagopan, 2022 William B. Frymark scholarship grant recipient
Olivia| 2022 Recipient

Olivia| 2022, 2021 and 2020 Recipient

"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, 2022, 2021 and 2020 scholarship grant recipient
Madison| 2022 Recipient

Madison | 2022 Recipient

"My goals as a physical therapist extend beyond intersecting my passions and providing the highest quality of care for my patients. I want to leave a greater mark on the profession."
Madison Navarro 2022 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.