The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation has awarded $5,000 Thomas O. Myers, Jr. and Shirley L. Myers Endowed Scholarships to Erik Borgehammar of Naperville and Lauren Monaco of Downers Grove. The scholarships are awarded every year to children of Elmhurst Hospital employees who are pursuing careers in healthcare.
The Myers Endowed Scholarships were first awarded in 2004 in appreciation for the high quality and compassionate care provided by the staff of Elmhurst Hospital to those living and working in the communities it serves. A scholarship committee chooses the winners each year based on academic achievement, evidence of leadership and community service, and a written essay describing their decision to pursue a career in healthcare.
Borgehammar, a 2019 graduate of Naperville North High School, will attend Macalester College in Minnesota. He plans to major in neuroscience and statistics and pursue a medical degree. His father, Magnus Borgehammar, is a physical therapist at Elmhurst Hospital.
Monaco, a 2019 graduate of Downers Grove North High School, will attend Baylor University to pursue a degree in nursing with tentative plans to work in an emergency department or critical care unit. Her mother, Angela Monaco, is a registered nurse at Elmhurst Hospital.
Founded in 1980, the EMH Foundation offers many giving opportunities and annual special events designed to support the hospital’s programs and facilities, including the Autumn Affair, Hope Lives Here Luncheon, Chef Fest, Reindeer Route Housewalk and Love Lights program. For more information, visit www.EMHFoundation.org or call (331) 221-0388.