Northwestern Medical Center is now accepting applications for four Health Professions Scholarships to be awarded this spring. In past years, two scholarships were awarded each year, but organizers of the Martin H. Wennar, MD, Health Education Fund generously increased the number of scholarships available.
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 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.
Scholarship amounts are typically $3,000 and applications are available through local high school guidance offices, or on the NMC website. The deadline for the application is March 29, 2019.
Email Erin Ward, in NMC’s Community Relations office, with any questions about applying for these scholarships.