The scholarship competition is
sponsored and administered by the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare
Foundation on behalf of the Dwight and Betty Zimmerman estate.
Originally from San Jose, the Zimmermans were longtime supporters of
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and established the scholarship
fund in 1995 to support local youth who are planning careers in
service to the health of others.
Applicants must be a current student at
Lincoln College or a graduating senior from Lincoln Community High
School, Mount Pulaski High School, Olympia High School, Hartsburg-Emden
High School, Delavan Community High School or Illini Central High
School. Preference is given to students who are from Logan or
eastern Mason counties and to those who are preparing for a career
Completed application packets --
including a three-page application, essay, transcript, letter of
acceptance into college degree program and three letters of
recommendation -- are due to the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare
Foundation on April 2.
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Five to seven students will be chosen
to interview at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital with a committee
of physicians, educators, representatives of the foundation and the
Zimmerman family, and other health care professionals. The top two
applicants will receive $1,500 scholarships, and the next three
finalists will be awarded $500 scholarships.
Community members wishing to
financially support local students pursuing careers in health care
may send contributions to the health care careers scholarship fund
at the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation, 315 Eighth St.,
Lincoln, IL 62656.
information about the Zimmerman Healthcare Careers Scholarship
program, contact coordinator Cynthia Kelley at (217) 732-2161, ext.
316, or visit