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The Aurora Kiwanis Club/Dr. Harry Y. Greeley Medical/Healthcare Scholarship Fund

Established 2001

Dr. Harry Y. Greeley
Dr. Harry Y. Greeley

This fund was established by the Kiwanis Club of Aurora in recognition of Dr. Harry Y. Greeley’s 60th anniversary as an active Kiwanian.

Dr. Greeley was president of the Aurora Noon Kiwanis Club in 1950.  He was named Kiwanian of the Year and was a recipient of the God and Fellow Man award.  The Kiwanis International Foundation honored him with the George F. Hixon Fellowship.

Harry Yerkes Greeley was born in Arenzville, Illinois.  He was a graduate of Waterman High School and the University of Illinois Medical School.

He came to Aurora in 1942 when he affiliated with Dr. John Dreyer and Dr. E.S. Denney of the Dreyer-Denney Clinic, later renamed Dreyer Medical Clinic.  He retired from Dreyer Medical Clinic in 1980.

After “retirement,” he continued to practice medicine as a volunteer physician several months each year for more than a decade in America Samoa; Appalachia; Indian Reservations in Arizona, Kentucky and Nevada; Hispanic communities in New Mexico; Yucatan; and St. Lucia.

Dr. Greeley’s wife, Violet, was an accomplished artist and always accompanied her husband on his medical missions.

Scholarships from this fund are available to students pursuing studies within the medical/healthcare field either in the vocational/technical area or at the college level of study.

These awards are reserved for graduates of a public or parochial high school whose parent or guardian reside within one of the following cities: Aurora, Big Rock, Montgomery, North Aurora, Oswego or Sugar Grove.

Preference is given to those students who have been or are members of the Kiwanis Builders or Key Clubs.

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

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