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Healthcare has never been more important to our country. Our alumni and our students are the healthcare heroes we need to provide competent and compassionate care. These demanding times require a strengthened commitment to invest in tomorrow’s healthcare team by providing excellent didactic and clinical training for our students. Please consider investing in our students by donating to one of these scholarship funds – Diversity, Admissions, or the College of your choice.

Midwestern University Diversity Scholarships

Strengthening and promoting diversity in the healthcare workforce is a critical component of our mission to educate the healthcare team. Midwestern University has established a new Diversity Scholarship for qualified students.

Admission Scholarships

Our Admission Scholarships help us recruit the best and brightest students to our Colleges by supporting incoming students with outstanding academic records.

College Scholarships

Choose the college of your choice to support students in financial need.

Scholarship Recipient Stories

Alexander Blank, College of Health Sciences (CHS-Downers Grove), Physician Assistant Class of 2020, is committed to service and this motivates all his pursuits. During his time at Midwestern University (MWU), he served as the Physician Assistant Class of 2020 Vice President, MWU Student Senate Senator-at-Large, the MWU Student Academy Representative to the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and was honored to receive the CHS Dean’s Achievement Award in 2020. Born and raised in Chicago, he strives to create positive changes in the communities that raised him. His volunteer work includes projects with Almost-Home Kids, Lawrence Hall therapeutic home, Hephzibah Children’s Home, Feed Our Starving Children, and numerous service projects at MWU, including the Healthcare Sciences Career Day and the Chicago Public Schools Healthcare Sciences Career Day event he created.

John David A. Manuel, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) Class of 2023, has been involved in helping the underserved community of Chicago through the Community Health Clinic since June of 2017. Currently, he is a medical student volunteer at the Community Health Clinic and provides patient care with an attending physician. He is also involved on campus as the Director of Operations at Midwestern University’s Osteopathic Soft Tissue Clinic, Education Coordinator of the Midwestern University Chapter of the Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO), and the treasurer of the Midwestern University Chapter of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AOCPMR). He plans on pursuing a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMNR) or Family Medicine with an emphasis on manual medicine.

Doris Anne Adaralegbe, College of Pharmacy-Glendale (CPG) Class of 2021, believes great leaders are not born great; rather, they become great by virtue of the service they render to mankind. She currently serves as Education Chair for Pharmacists Offering Women Education and Resources (P.O.W.E.R.), Treasurer for ACCP-SCCP, and annual Convention Co-chair for AzPA. She was also privileged to serve with the American Lung Association as a certified coach in their Open Airways Program, where she says her greatest joy was seeing the children learn to use their inhalers properly, along with the joy on the faces of their parents and family members. Seeing the positive impact in the lives of people around her as she serves in her local church as a mentor to young girls, or works to promote the pharmacy profession, or helps children to be adherent to their medication, gives her the fuel that keeps her going. It is her motivation as she strives to become a great leader.

Mikaela Weedman, College of Dental Medicine-Arizona (CDMA) Class of 2022, says leaders in dental school need to embody the idea of balance, which she works hard to create. She works hard to get the most out of her education but also makes a point to share her enthusiasm for helping others. She is involved in ASDA leadership as a past Pre-dental Representative and current Secretary of the communications committee and has volunteered at least twice a quarter, including reaching out to pre-dental clubs of local universities and helping those students find their path to a career in dentistry. She also strives to maintain a private life with her family and has interests and hobbies like skiing and golfing. She especially hopes to spread her love for volunteering to others and looks forward to getting even more involved as a practicing dentist with events such as AZ Mission of Mercy and Hope Fest, along with international service opportunities.

What Other Gift Opportunities Can I Consider?

Faculty and staff also can make gifts through a spouse or partner's employee matching gift program, through estate gifts, or through gifts of appreciated securities. We will be glad to assist you.

How Do I Make a Gift in Memory or in Honor of Someone Special? 

We welcome the opportunity to assist you in making a gift in memory or in honor of a family member, friend, or colleague. The Downers Grove and Glendale Campuses offer gift opportunities that can be commemorated with a bench, tree, or plaque.

How Will My Gift Be Acknowledged?

You will receive a formal letter of acknowledgment for tax purposes and a letter of appreciation from Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive Officer. In addition, you will be included in the Annual President's Report with other faculty and staff donors.