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Scholarships for Healthcare Careers

graduateThe following healthcare scholarships are available to DeKalb County residents. Please note that Valley West Hospital scholarships also are available to students who live in parts of Kendall County and LaSalle County.

Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships

The Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary offers the Kishwaukee Hospital Healthcare Scholarship to students accepted or currently enrolled in healthcare-related disciplines. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria to eligible:  (1) legal address in DeKalb County, (2) immediate family member employed by Kishwaukee Hospital, or (3) be a volunteer in good standing through the Kishwaukee Hospital volunteer program with at least 20 hours of service. The recipient’s legal address must be DeKalb, Sycamore, Cortland, Genoa, Kingston, Kirkland, Malta, Sandwich, Somonauk, or Waterman.

Applications must be submitted by May 5 for the subsequent fall semester. Applicants will be notified of award by May 19.

Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Valley West Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships

The Valley West Auxiliary offers scholarships to any student who lives in a community served by Valley West Hospital. This includes Earlville, Sandwich, Plano, Somonauk, Leland, Yorkville, Bristol, Sheridan, Serena, Newark, Millington, Millbrook, Big Rock, Hinckley and Waterman.

The student must be a high school graduate and show proof of acceptance into a post-secondary health-related program. Application forms, transcripts and test scores must be returned by June 1 for the subsequent fall semester.

Health Foundation Scholarships

The KishHealth System Foundation maintains three scholarships for students pursuing degrees in medicine and diagnostic imaging and encourages donations to these funds. If you'd like to donate to the funds below, please contact the Health Foundation at 815.748.9954.

Applications must be submitted by May 1 for the subsequent fall semester. Please send completed applications to: KishHealth System Foundation, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115.

James J. Feeney, MD, Memorial Scholarship

Established by Dr. Feeney’s widow and daughters to award an annual scholarship to a DeKalb County student accepted in a college-level, pre-medical curriculum or enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited medical school curriculum.

Floann and Hallie Hamilton Diagnostic Imaging Scholarship

Floann and Hallie Hamilton, longtime members of the Kish Hospital Auxiliary, established an annual scholarship to benefit a DeKalb County student enrolled in a diagnostic imaging curriculum.

Kishwaukee Hospital Physicians’ Medical Education Scholarship

Spearheading creation of this fund is Photine Liakos, MD. Since its inception in 2004, the fund has received $7,232.21 in donations. Students from DeKalb County who are currently enrolled full-time in accredited medical school curriculums are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship is intended to assist and encourage young people to join the medical and ancillary health services professions.

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