Clinical Merit Scholarships

One of the mission objectives of the Chicagoland Perfusion Foundation is to enhance Perfusion education and reward students for excellence in their clinical rotations. This merit award is open to any current Perfusion student on clinical rotations who is enrolled at a CAAHEP accredited school.


To apply for the clinical merit scholarship, a Perfusionist or physician at the clinical setting(s) and or Perfusion program director shall write an email justification declaring why the student is deserving of the award. All entries will be collected by the CPF Board of Directors and winners of the award(s) will be determined on recommendations of outstanding clinical merit. Students do not have to be present at the meeting to collect awards, but it is strongly encouraged.


Submit essay to: to be considered for this award.

The deadline for applications for 2022 is TBD.

Past recipients of CPF scholarships:

Denesha Stover

Matt Rietsma

Emily Emanuele

Breanna Hackworth

Robin Schwartz

Sravani Nanduri

Mitch Van Koevering

Roaya Braqa

Adrian Guzik

Diversity Scholarships

In support of a globally centered perfusion community, the Chicagoland Perfusion Foundation appreciates the value of students coming from diverse cultures, socioeconomic settings and various religious and ethnic backgrounds. For that reason, we are offering a scholarship to support and encourage those deserving students in order to help offset some of the costs of their education. 


To apply for the scholarship please write a double spaced essay answering the following questions:


Please elaborate on your diverse background, and how it affected your decision to choose Perfusion as your profession. Please discuss how you intend to use your unique experience to enhance the profession, and how your diversity could contribute to your success as a perfusionist.


Submit essay to: to be considered for this award.


The deadline for applications for 2022 is February 14th, 2022.

Past recipients of Diversity scholarships:

Michelle Jaskula-Dybka

Ming You Lou

Audrey Barba