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Scholarships available for health care students

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

DeKALB — KishHealth System offers several scholarships each year for students pursuing health care studies.

All KishHealth System scholarship forms are accessible at in the “About Us” section.

Kishwaukee Hospital

Auxiliary Scholarships

Each applicant must be a DeKalb County resident, accepted into, currently enrolled, or intending to be enrolled, as a full-time student in a college-level health-related program. Scholarships are also open to students who have an immediate family member employed by Kishwaukee Hospital. Health care scholarships through the Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary are supported with proceeds from the auxiliary’s fundraisers. 

Completed applications, transcripts, and references are due June 2. For applications, contact Deb Nier, Volunteer Services director, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, P.O. Box 707, DeKalb, IL 60115, email, or visit

Valley West Hospital

Auxiliary Scholarships

Valley West Hospital Auxiliary offers scholarships to students who live in communities served by Valley West 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 health care curriculum. 

Application forms, transcripts, and test scores must be completed and returned by June 1. To apply, access the form on and send all documents to Valley West Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman, Valley West Hospital, 1302 N. Main St., Sandwich, IL 60548.

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 Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary volunteers.

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.

Kishwaukee 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 Kishwaukee 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 System Foundation office at 815-748-9954, email, or access the applications on the website. 

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