KishHealth System Offers Healthcare Scholarships

Kishwaukee Community Hospital Auxiliary, Valley West Community Hospital Auxiliary, and KishHealth Foundation are accepting applications for their 2012-2013 scholarship opportunities. For students interested in healthcare studies, the scholarships offered through KishHealth System are excellent opportunities.


Kishwaukee Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships:

Each applicant must be a DeKalb County resident, has been accepted into, is currently enrolled, or intends to be enrolled, as a full-time student in a college level health related program. Healthcare scholarships through the Kish Hospital Auxiliary are supported with proceeds from the Auxiliary’s fundraisers. This past year the Auxiliary awarded $23,000 in scholarships to 13 students.

Completed applications, transcripts, and references must be postmarked by May 1, 2012. For applications, contact Paula von Ende, Volunteer Services Director, One Kish Hospital Drive, P.O. Box 707, DeKalb, IL 60115, e-mail, or access the application at


Valley West Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships:

Valley West Auxiliary offers scholarships to students who live in communities served by Valley West Community Hospital. This includes Sandwich, Plano, Somonauk, Leland, Yorkville, Bristol, Sheridan, Serena, Newark, Millington, Millbrook, Big Rock, Hinckley, and Waterman. Students must be enrolled in a bona fide professional program of study for any of the allied healthcare curriculum.

Application forms, transcripts, and test scores must be completed and returned by June 1, 2012. To apply, download the PDF form at and send all documents to Valley West Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman, Valley West Community Hospital, 11 East Pleasant Avenue, Sandwich, IL 60548.


KishHealth Foundation, Floann and Hallie Hamilton Diagnostic Imaging Scholarship: 

Each applicant must be a DeKalb County resident and must have been accepted into a college diagnostic imaging curriculum. The Hamilton scholarship was established by Floann and Hallie Hamilton, long time Kish Hospital Auxiliary volunteers.


KishHealth Foundation, James J. Feeney, MD, Memorial Scholarship:

Each applicant must be a DeKalb County resident currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited medical school curriculum or have been accepted into a college level pre-medical curriculum as a full-time student. The Feeney scholarship was established by Dr. Feeney’s widow and daughters.


KishHealth Foundation, Kishwaukee Community Hospital Physicians’ Medical Education Scholarship: 

Each applicant must be a DeKalb County resident currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited medical school curriculum. The Kish Hospital Physicians’ scholarship was created in 2004 by Photine Liakos, MD, to assist and encourage young people to join the medical and ancillary health services professions. The scholarship is funded by donations from local physicians.

For applications contact the KishHealth Foundation office at 815.748.9954, e-mail, or access the applications at

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