HomeNewsDuPage Medical Group Awards $25,000 in Scholarships to Children of Employees


DuPage Medical Group Awards $25,000 in Scholarships to Children of Employees

July 19, 2019

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — DuPage Medical Group (DMG) – the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in Illinois – has awarded five scholarships totaling $25,000 to children of its employees as part of the Michael Kasper Scholarship Program. 

Each recipient will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year, which may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned. Additionally, recipients will also have the opportunity to participate in an internship at DMG in their field of study.

This year’s scholarship recipients were Grace Dekoker, Waverly Dooling, Anna Gietl, Lauren Glynn and Giovanni Kozel. Recipients were honored during a reception at The Clubhouse restaurant in Oak Brook.

"We’re committed to taking the best care of not only our patients, but also our employees," said Deborah Tate, DMG Senior Vice President of Human Resources. "Our scholarship program honors and supports the hard work of our employees and their children."

The program is open to dependent children of DMG employees who are continuing their education in college or vocational school. Managed by a third-party scholarship management service, scholarships are awarded based on consideration of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, work experience and more.

Since the program was established in 2016, DMG has awarded more than $100,000 in new scholarships and renewals. The program was recently renamed the “Michael Kasper Scholarship Program” in memory of late DMG CEO, Michael Kasper, who passed away in May 2019.

"Mike will always be remembered for his dedication to helping those around him," said Tate. "Recognizing how challenging it can be to send a child to college, he created this scholarship program three years ago to help lift the financial burden for our employees. Renaming this program is just one of many ways we will honor and build on his legacy at DMG."

About DuPage Medical Group
DuPage Medical Group (DMG) is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in Illinois with more than 750 primary care and specialty care physicians in over 100 suburban Chicago locations. For 20 years, DMG has focused on making healthcare better for its patients and communities by offering high quality, compassionate healthcare. As a physician-led organization, DMG’s physicians work together – utilizing leading-edge technology and innovative treatment options – to ensure that each patient receives accessible and efficient healthcare. For more information, visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com

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