The board of directors of the Foundation of CCMS is pleased to announce that Jennifer Trebilcock, a Naples resident in the class of 2023 at the Florida State University College of Medicine, is the winner of the Foundation’s 2019 Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship for Medical Students.
The $12,500 award recognizes future physicians who are Florida residents and have demonstrated excellence in community service, in memory of Dr. Lascheid, co-founder of the charitable Neighborhood Health Clinic in Naples and a Past President of the Medical Society. It is the fifth year the Foundation has provided this scholarship.
“One of our Foundation’s main goals is to provide much-needed financial aid to future medical professionals, and to recognize students who give their time to charitable causes,” said Dr. Rolando Rivera, Foundation Chair. “Jennifer is a great example of Dr. Lascheid’s dedication to caring for the underserved, and we are honored to award her this scholarship.”
“The Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship Foundation clearly identifies my husband’s mission of providing quality medical care for low-income workers, who are in need,” said Nancy Lascheid, co-founder of the Neighborhood Health Clinic. “Congratulations to Jennifer, this year’s recipient, who illustrated in her application an understanding of need and compassion.”
Jennifer received her diploma from Barron Collier High School in Naples and her Bachelor of Science in public health at University of South Carolina Honors College. Her community service activities have included volunteering with the Neighborhood Health Clinic, the Kerolle Initiative for Community Health in the Dominican Republic, and the Carolina Survivor Clinic. Her aspirations include pursuing a Master’s in public health after earning her medical degree, and as a practicing physician, improving health care for underserved populations.
“I am incredibly honored to be selected as the recipient of the Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship. This award eases the financial burden of medical school and allows me to focus on becoming a physician for the medically underserved,” said Jennifer. “The Neighborhood Health Clinic has shaped the type of physician and person I want to become, and I will ensure Dr. Lascheid’s legacy of service lives on. I look forward to the day I can begin volunteering at the Clinic as a physician.”
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization launched by the Collier County Medical Society in 2012, with the mission to provide support and leadership to programs that address access to healthcare and promote health education. The Foundation’s signature fundraiser, the Docs & Duffers Golf Tournament on September 28, 2019, will help raise funds for its scholarship program and local healthcare programs in need. More information is available at ccmsfoundation.org and facebook.com/ccmsfoundation.