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2011: CDH Medical Staff Offers Scholarships for HS Seniors
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CDH Medical Staff Offers Scholarships for HS Seniors

WINFIELD, Ill., February 22, 2011 – The Central DuPage Hospital Medical Staff (CDH) will be offering scholarships to four qualified area high school seniors pursuing a healthcare-related major in college.

The scholarship will be for one year, in the amount of $2,500, renewable each year for a maximum of four years or $10,000. This scholarship will not be determined upon financial need. This scholarship will be offered to four deserving students who are presently enrolled in one of the following high schools: Benet Academy, Glenbard South, Glenbard West, Naperville North, Naperville Central, St. Charles East, St. Charles North, St. Francis, Waubonsie Valley, West Chicago Community, Wheaton North, Wheaton Warrenville South and Wheaton Academy.

To qualify, candidates must: be entering into a healthcare-related major; a member of the community in good standing; and have a letter of acceptance into a college or university with a documented major in a healthcare-related area.

Applications are available at guidance counselors’ offices of each school listed or here www.cdh.org/2011scholarshipapp. Candidates must complete and submit the application along with their letter of acceptance and a personal statement of approximately 500 words describing their desire to pursue a career in a healthcare-related field. All applications will be reviewed by the Medical Staff Scholarship Committee.

The scholarship may be renewed each year contingent upon proof of continued career goals in a healthcare-related field, maintained 3.0 GPA (B average) and a personal statement sharing accomplishments during the past scholarship year. These should be forwarded to the CDH Medical Staff Scholarship Committee.

Application deadline is March 28, 2011. To submit your application or for questions, e-mail CDHMedStaffScholarship@cdh.org.

About Central DuPage Health
Central DuPage Health is the parent company of Central DuPage Hospital (CDH). CDH is a nationally recognized 313-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago. CDH is a leading center for medical technology, one of the busiest surgical hospitals in Illinois and has achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services.

For the last four consecutive years, Thomson Reuters has listed CDH as a 100 Top Hospital in the U.S. CDH is affiliated with other healthcare leaders, including regionally known Children’s Memorial Hospital for pediatric care and, most recently, nationally known Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery.

Central DuPage Health is an interdependent network of healthcare organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the medical staff of CDH, visit www.cdh.org or call 630-933-4234/ TTY 630-933-4833 for the hearing impaired.

Christopher King
630-776-5373 (cell)