The April 1st deadline for applications to Northwestern Medical Center’s Health Professions Scholarship is rapidly approaching.
NMC welcomes applications from graduating seniors from Franklin County High Schools who are entering collegiate study in a health care field. This scholarship is not based on financial need — but rather awarded based on a student’s academic performance and community service.
The scholarships are funded through the Martin H. Wennar, MD, Health Education Fund. The Martin H. Wennar, MD, Health Education Scholarship Fund began as the NMC Health Professions Scholarship, established in 1987. In 2003, the fund was renamed and dedicated to Dr. Martin Wennar, a retired general surgeon who passed away in August 2009 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Wennar and former NMC Chief Financial Officer Peter Georgeopoulos initiated the fund and its rededication honored Wennar’s long-standing commitment to encouraging health professions.
Each spring, NMC hosts the annual Health Professions Scholarship Dinner as the primary fundraising event to benefit this fund, and the scholarships are presented at this dinner.
Two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded this year and applications are available through local high school guidance offices, or on the NMC website. Click here to download a copy of the application form.
Contact Kate Laddison, Community Relations Specialist, at 524-1239 with any questions.