MELROSE PARK, IL – The auxiliary and medical staff of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital have awarded $1,000 scholarships to nine graduating high school seniors and six college students who plan to pursue a career in medicine. Two additional scholarships were awarded by Dilip Patel, MD, and his wife, Krishna Patel, MD, who both practice medicine at Gottlieb.
The scholarships were presented to the students at a Gottlieb Auxiliary Board meeting on July 11. The organization, in conjunction with the Gottlieb medical staff, have awarded more than $300,000 scholarships for over 30 years to incoming or current college students.
"The Gottlieb Auxiliary Committee and medical staff are pleased to be able to continue a tradition of supporting future medical professionals," Gottlieb Auxiliary president Jan Morgan said. "We had another excellent group of recipients this year."
The winning scholarship students are:
High School Scholarships
Ian Moran, Fenwick High School (Biology/Pre-med)
Bianca Nance, Proviso East High School (Nursing)
Talia Nuzzo, Elmwood Park High School (Nursing)
Jessica Ortiz, West Leyden High School (Pre-med)
Sonali Rajput, Proviso West High School (Pharmacy)
Dioco Reyes, East Leyden High School (Biology/Pharmacy)
Natalie Saez, Fenton High School (Nursing)
Emilia Kulka, Trinity High School (Biological Sciences)
Jake Schwartz, East Leyden High School (Pre-med)
Christina Bolton-Taylor, Lewis University (MSN - Nursing)
Abbey Brown, Dominican University (Nursing)
Diana Diaz, Elmhurst College (Nursing)
Jasmine Mirabelli, Loyola University Chicago (Nursing)
Crystal Robles, Benedictine University (BSN - Nursing)
Leanna Schweig, Elmhurst College (Nursing)