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Become a Parkinson Scholar

Message originally sent Friday, May 21, 2021 

Dear Parkinson Students,

I am delighted to announce that the application for the Parkinson Scholars is now available. Named for Loyola alumni Robert (“Bob”) and Betty Parkinson, this award honors their commitment to helping ensure access to quality health care as a basic human right. Bob and Betty Parkinson lived the Ignatian value of “being persons for others.”

Prior to his untimely passing in 2019, Bob served Loyola in many capacities: as Dean of the Quinlan School of Business, as Chair of the Board of Trustees – and along with his wife and family, became the lead donors who created the Parkinson School for Health Sciences and Public Health. Today, Betty serves on the Board of Trustees and like her husband, is a true Rambler fan.   

The Parkinson Scholars are yet another step forward in building the Parkinson School and educating the health entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow!

Applications are now available for eligible undergraduate rising juniors, rising seniors, or incoming graduate students. The deadline to apply is June 18 (extended from June 1).

The Parkinson Scholars program supports exceptionally talented students with demonstrated financial need who are dedicated to being “persons for others” and will use their Parkinson education to improve the health and health care of individuals, communities, and systems. Up to 10 Parkinson upper-class undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors) and incoming graduate students will receive an $8,000 tuition-restricted scholarship and additional funds to support scholarly activity.

Please review the details of the Parkinson Scholars award. The Parkinson Awards Committee looks forward to hearing from you.

With thanks,

Dean Elaine