The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation has awarded $5,000 Thomas O. Myers, Jr. and Shirley L. Myers Endowed Scholarships to Nicole Grames of Downers Grove and Mitchell Nieweglowski of Aurora. The scholarships are awarded every year to children of Elmhurst Hospital employees who are pursuing careers in healthcare.
Grames, a 2019 graduate of Lemont High School, is entering her fourth year at Maryville University (St. Louis), pursuing a major in psychology and minor in rehabilitation services. Her father, Glen Grames, works in the pharmacy at Elmhurst Hospital.
Nieweglowski, a 2019 graduate of Marmion Academy in Aurora, is entering his senior year at Loras College (Dubuque, Iowa), pursing a degree in biochemistry in preparation for medical school. His mother, Beth Nieweglowski, works in the pharmacy at Elmhurst Hospital.
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.