Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Auxiliary awarded scholarships totaling $12,000 to eight community members pursuing degrees in the medical field.
The following students from Hinckley, Newark, Sandwich, Sheridan and Somonauk were recognized by the auxiliary:
Callalily Britt, nursing at Hope College
Hailey Engstrom, psychology at Southern Illinois University
Sydni Frederick, nurse practitioner at Eastern Kentucky University
Bailee Krantz, nursing at Elmhurst College
Rachel Goodin, pharmacy studies at the University of Arizona
Matthew Davis, nursing at Waubonsee Community College
Emily Oldenburg, nursing at Aurora University
Lauren Zaeske, psychology at the University of Kansas
In the past six years, the auxiliary has awarded $74,000 in scholarships to local students pursuing degrees in the medical field. The auxiliary can reward students through fundraising efforts and membership fees. In addition to scholarships, in the past five years, the auxiliary has gifted nearly $20,000 to support other hospital-related ventures.
Auxiliary membership is open to men and women in the community older than 18 who share a belief that having a local medical facility in the community is important.
For information, call 815-786-3775.