The Community Foundation is happy to announce Anneliese Rupp as the 2015 recipient of the Dr. Higgins Medical Scholarship. Anneliese graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in General Health Studies and is currently a medical student at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM). As a Dr. Higgins Medical Scholar, Anneliese will receive $10,000 a year for the remaining 3 years of her medical school education.

While at Purdue University, Anneliese participated in medical mission trips to El Salvador and Ecuador, was a teaching assistant for a Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab, and volunteered at the Lafayette Salvation Army along with numerous other school activities. In 2013, Anneliese was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, one of the nation’s top honor societies. Her merits from her undergraduate career have continued to her post graduate work. She is 3rd in her class at Marian University. In addition to medical school, Anneliese still finds time to give back to the community as a volunteer with the Holy Family Shelter.

Anneliese embodies the essence of a Dr. Higgins scholar. She is extremely driven and values patient-doctor relationships. One day, she hopes to establish a family medical practice that is focused on increasing time with patients, a value Dr. Higgins held dearly.

The Dr. Higgins Medical Scholarship is one of the many scholarships the Community Foundation awards. This year, CFBC awarded 63 new scholarships to 45 different students totaling $473,000 (includes the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships).

We are honored to support the work of Anneliese and our other Community Scholars. We look forward to all of the work they will do in our community both now and in the future.


Learn more about the Community Foundation’s scholarship program here.