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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.



Kavya| 2023 Recipient

Kavya| 2023 Recipient

"I look forward to a career in medicine where I can empower patients and their families by promoting global health equity, addressing barriers to healthcare access, and providing personalized and integrative care."
Kavya Anjur, 2023 William B. Frymark, Sr., MD, Honorary Scholarship grant recipient
Yanal| 2023 Recipient

| Yanal 2023 Recipient

"I am personally leaning towards primary care to ensure that medical problems are solved before they get worse."
Yanal Kawaleet, 2023 scholarship grant recipient
Hala| 2023 Recipient

Hala | 2023 Recipient

"This scholarship represents not only financial assistance but also a vote of confidence in my abilities and potential, which further motivates me to excel in my studies."
Hala Fahim, 2023 scholarship grant recipient- Physician Assistant
Madison| 2023 and 2022 Recipient

Madison | 2023 and 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 2023 and 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.

Over the subsequent years, the Foundation has awarded nearly half a million dollars 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.