September 13, 1995
STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AWARDS MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIPS
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Two Illinois students attending the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago have been awarded state-funded scholarships, Dr. John R. Lumpkin, state public health director, announced today.
"The podiatric scholarship fund was established by the Illinois General Assembly in 1993 in an effort to attract care to medically underserved portions of the state," Dr. Lumpkin said. "Such areas can benefit greatly from services these health care professionals can provide."
Receiving awards for the 1995-96 school year are --
Criteria considered in selecting the scholarship winners include academic capabilities, financial need, previous experience with medically underserved populations and a stated interest in working in Illinois designated medical shortage areas.
The selection was made by the Scholl Committee on Scholarship and Student Loans, appointed by the school's president and composed of faculty, staff and students. The scholarship fund is supported by podiatric license renewal fees.
The Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine is one of only seven podiatric schools in the country.
The awards, which can be applied to tuition and mandatory fees, are repaid by providing direct patient care in a designated shortage area. Recipients must practice one year for each year scholarship funds were received.
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