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Education

Elmhurst, Lombard students receive Elmhurst Hospital scholarships

Elmhurst Hospital President and CEO Pamela Dunley (from left), scholarship recipient Amy Choi, scholarship presenter Shirley L. Myers, scholarship recipient Katherine Dixon and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Susan Tyburski gather Aug. 8 at the Myers Scholarship Award Luncheon at Elmhurst Hospital.
Elmhurst Hospital President and CEO Pamela Dunley (from left), scholarship recipient Amy Choi, scholarship presenter Shirley L. Myers, scholarship recipient Katherine Dixon and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Susan Tyburski gather Aug. 8 at the Myers Scholarship Award Luncheon at Elmhurst Hospital.

ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation has awarded two $5,000 Thomas O. Myers Jr. and Shirley L. Myers Endowed Scholarships to Amy Choi of Elmhurst and Katherine Dixon of Lombard.

A scholarship committee chooses the winners, who are children of Elmhurst Hospital employees, each year based on academic achievement, evidence of leadership and community service, and a written essay describing their decision to pursue a career in health care, according to an Elmhurst Hospital news release.

Choi and Dixon were presented with their $5,000 checks at the Myers Scholarship Award Luncheon on Aug. 8 at Elmhurst Hospital.

Choi, a 2017 graduate of York Community High School in Elmhurst, is entering her sophomore year at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering with an emphasis on cellular and molecular bioengineering, the release stated. Her mother, Eunice Choi, is a clinical lab scientist at Elmhurst Hospital.

Dixon, a 2015 graduate of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, also was a recipient of a Myers Scholarship in 2015. She is entering her senior year at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, where she is majoring in biology with plans to become a physician assistant, according to the release. Her mother, Elizabeth Dixon, is a business partner in the human resources department at Elmhurst Hospital.

The Myers Endowed Scholarships were first awarded in 2004 in appreciation of the high-quality and compassionate care provided by the staff of Elmhurst Hospital, the release stated.

For information about the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation, visit EMHFoundation.org or call 331-221-0388.

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