The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation has awarded $5,000 Thomas O. Myers, Jr. and Shirley L. Myers Endowed Scholarships to Gillian Atilano of St. Charles and Megan Sroka of Brookfield. The scholarships are awarded every year to children of Elmhurst Hospital employees who are pursuing careers in healthcare.
Atilano, a 2020 graduate of St. Charles East High School, is entering her sophomore year at Marquette University in Milwaukee, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This is the second year in a row she has been awarded a Myers Scholarship. Her mother, Lelizza Atilano, is a nurse at Edward-Elmhurst Health’s Immediate Care in Lombard.
Sroka, a 2019 graduate of Riverside-Brookfield High School, will be entering Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa as a junior, majoring in chemistry, in preparation for a dual MD-PhD program. Her mother, Laura Sroka, works in Edward-Elmhurst Health’s information technology department.
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.
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 Gala, Chef Fest, Reindeer Route Housewalk and the Love Lights program. For more information, visit www.EMHFoundation.org or call (331) 221-0388.