DMC Charitable Foundation Awards

$15,000 in Scholarships to Future Medical Professionals

PHOTO: DMC Charitable Foundation Awards $15,000 in Scholarships to Future Medical Professionals. At a recent ceremony, DMC board president Christine Hand, MD (far left), and Program Coordinator, John Overton (far right), present awards to: Kathryn Gregoire (Londonderry High), Haniya Jalili (Bedford High), Emily McNamee (Windham High), Brooke Iaci (Pinkerton Academy), Ava Moniz (Salem High), Noelle Dobe (Londonderry High) and Niamh Edwards (Salem High).

July 22, 2022 – Derry, NH:  Last week, Derry Medical Center (DMC) Charitable Foundation awarded scholarships to fourteen local high school seniors who are pursuing careers in a medically-related profession and who also ranked in the top 25% of their class.


In 2022, $1,000 scholarship awards went to students from Pinkerton Academy in Derry, Londonderry High School, Windham High School, Salem High School and Bedford High School. One scholarship recipient also received a $1,000 Julie Vander Mark Memorial Scholarship which is awarded each year in memory of a beloved DMC Physician Assistant who passed away in 2016.


“Supporting the education of future medical professionals from the communities we serve is important to DMC and aligns with our core values as an organization.  We wish all of our award recipients the very best in their studies and encourage them to stay in touch with DMC for internships and potentially, careers as medical professionals,” said Christine Hand, MD, and DMC Board President.


“Since its inception in 2006, The DMC Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program has donated $147,000 to approximately 115 students pursuing careers in medically related fields,” stated Dr. Hand.

Congratulations to DMC’s 2022 scholarship winners:

  • Bedford High School: Haniya Jalili, Alicia Reine
  • Londonderry High School: Noelle Dobe, Kathryn Gregoire, Jacob Harmon, Skylar Pelletier
  • Pinkerton Academy: Hedaya Badr, Jack Cameron, Brooke Iaci, Erin Tewksbury
  • Salem High School: Niamh Edwards, Ava Moniz
  • Windham High School: Veronika Luchanok, Emily McNamee
  • Julie Vander Mark Memorial Scholarship: Jack Cameron


John Overton, DMC Charitable Foundation Program Coordinator, reminds students that applications for the DMC Charitable Foundation scholarships are available each spring in high school guidance offices.

DMC Charitable Foundation also supports libraries in the towns served by DMC. Overton  said, “In 2022, the DMC Charitable Foundation donated $1,000 each to Derry Public Library (Derry) for their “Comicon” event; Leach Library (Londonderry) for device purchases;  Nesmith Library (Windham) for exterior landscape work, and Bedford Public Library (Bedford) to support their “Story Walk.”

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