Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Women's Auxiliary Board Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
Lake Forest Hospital January 15, 2010
Grants between $500 and $5000 to be awarded; applications due March 12
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.
For the first time this year, the Helen Dick Bronson scholarship will be awarded. It will be given to an outstanding employee of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital who works directly with patients and is continuing his or her education. The Health Careers Committee will ask those in consideration for this scholarship to participate in an interview. The recipient will receive between $2000 and $3500.
As in previous years, one exceptionally promising student will be awarded the Marion Warner Hodgkins Scholarship, worth $5000. The Health Careers Committee will also ask those in consideration for this scholarship to participate in an interview. Occasionally, two students win the top award. In that case, each receives $2500.
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 undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in a school of nursing, medical school, or other clinical health career program with direct patient care. 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.
Helen Dick Bronson was A.B. Dick, Jr.’s daughter. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Board for 60 years and was its president from 1962 to 1965. A scholarship was named in her honor after she passed away in the spring of 2009.
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 Board’s founder and first president.
The Women’s Auxiliary Board currently has more than 100 members. The board’s mission is to support the hospital through fundraising, volunteerism, education and advocacy.