Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Women's Auxiliary Board Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital February 23, 2009
Grants help those pursuing degrees in health care-related field
LAKE FOREST, IL – Students pursuing health care-related professions are encouraged to apply for this year’s A.B. Dick, Jr. Health Careers Scholarships, awarded annually by the Health Careers Committee of the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Women’s Auxiliary Board. Most winners receive between $500 and $1500 that can be applied toward tuition, fees, books or on-campus room and board.
One exceptionally promising student will be awarded the Marion Warner Hodgkins Scholarship, of up to $5000. The Health Careers Committee will ask those in consideration for this scholarship to participate in a personal interview.
Applications are available online now. Completed applications will be accepted until March 13. Winners will be notified on or around May 15.
To be eligible for an A.B. Dick, Jr. Scholarship, students must be residents of locations served by Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, or must be employees or family members of employees of the hospital. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students having completed one year in a school of nursing or two years of school with a declared major in a health care field. Candidates will be evaluated based on financial need, academic performance, career intentions, references and affiliation with Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.
A.B. Dick, Jr. served as Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s Chairman of the Board between 1940 and 1951. In 1952, the A.B. Dick Health Careers Scholarship Program was established in his honor.
Mrs. W. Press Hodgkins established the Board of the Women’s Auxiliary of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital in 1942 when the hospital moved from Alice Home to its present location. The Marion Warner Hodgkins Scholarship was established in 1983 in honor of the Women’s Board founder and first president.
The Women’s Auxiliary Board currently has more than 120 members. The board’s mission is to support the hospital through fundraising, volunteerism, education and advocacy. See more information.