EMH Foundation awards Teen Volunteer Health Profession scholarships

May 20, 2016
EMH Foundation Teen Scholarship 2016

The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (EMH) Foundation has awarded $22,000 in scholarships to 11 area high school students who volunteer at Elmhurst Hospital and plan to pursue careers in a health-related field.

Each of the recipients received $2,000 through the Foundation’s Teen Volunteer Health Profession Scholarship program. Funds for this year’s scholarships were raised through the Foundation’s annual Reindeer Route House Walk.

“Our teens must meet a rigorous set of criteria to qualify for a scholarship,” says Susan Tyburski, Executive Director, EMH Foundation. “This includes scholastic achievement, minimum 160 hours of volunteer service in the hospital, strong performance evaluations from the Volunteer Department, community service and plans for a career in a health-related field.”

Recipients, their high schools and areas of study:

  • Sara Acosta, York, Nurse/Nurse Midwife
  • Yasmeen Ali, York, Pediatrician
  • Jared Applegate, Home School, Physician
  • Lydia Faber, York, Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Zoha Khan, Islamic Foundation, Pharmacy
  • Nincy Kurian, York, Nurse
  • Valeria Martinez, York, Pediatrician
  • Trevor Rempert, Hinsdale Central, Physician
  • Monica Thokkudubiyyapu, York, Physician
  • Sofia Yunez, Montini Catholic, Physician
  • Michelle Wiese, York, Physician

For more information about the EMH Foundation and upcoming events, visit www.emhfoundation.org/events or call (331) 221-0388.