Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Women's Auxiliary Awards $32,700 in Scholarships
Lake Forest Hospital June 18, 2007
LAKE FOREST, IL – The Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Women’s Auxiliary has announced this year’s recipients of its health career scholarships. A $5,000 Marion Warner Hodgkins Scholarship was awarded along with 21 A.B. Dick Jr. scholarships, ranging from $500 to $3,000 each. The recipients are students pursuing health-care careers or professionals continuing their education in a health-care field. They’re selected on the basis of such criteria as outstanding academic achievement and exceptional promise in the field of health care.
This year’s Marion Warner Hodgkins Scholarship winner is medical school honor student Margaret Mueller. The Lake Forest High School graduate recently completed her third year at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. Before enrolling in medical school, Mueller earned bachelor’s degrees in integrated physiology and vocal performance/opera studies at the University of Iowa. She was an A.B. Dick Jr. scholarship winner the past three years.
Mueller, who aspires to become part of the Women’s Health Initiative and dedicate her medical practice to the needs of women as a urogynecologist, says she’s honored to receive the Hodgkins scholarship this year. Mueller will use the money to help defray the costs of tuition as well as opportunities that might not otherwise have been possible. For example, she will be visiting a couple of other university campuses to study with some of the most prestigious urogynecologists in the United States.
The $5,000 scholarship Mueller received is named for the first president of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s Women’s Board, who also volunteered for more than 50 years at the hospital.