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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.

 
Abhishek| 2020 Winner

Abhishek| 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
Clara| 2020 Winner

Clara | 2020 Winner

" In medical school I am one of very few students working three jobs to support myself financially. Unfortunately, my student loan debt has outgrown me, and by my 4th year of medical school I will reach the cap of federal loan support. "
Clara Ryan, 2020 William B. Frymark scholarship grant recipient
Andrew
"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
Lisa
"I recognize the burden my medical education has placed on my family, namely my mother, who has allowed me to live in her home to offset my financial strains. I feel it is my duty to seek out opportunities to ease the burden on my future and family." Lisa Laurenzana , 2017, 2019, and 2020 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.