October 30, 2013
SIU Med School Announces Templeton Scholarship
Brittany Koch, a first-year medical student, has received a monetary award from the J.S. Templeton, M.D., Memorial Scholarship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The award is given annually to an SIU medical student from a southern Illinois county.
Koch is the daughter of John and Jean Koch of Carbondale. She is a graduate of Carbondale Community High School (2009) and Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned her degree in psychology (2013).
The Templeton Scholarship was established in 1993 by Harriss Malan of Carbondale and Jane Templeton Minton of DuQuoin, in memory of their uncle and father, Dr. James Scott Templeton. Templeton was a general practitioner who practiced in the Pickneyville area for more than sixty years. He also was a founder of Pinckneyville Community Hospital.
Gifts received by the Southern Illinois University Foundation support the growth of the School of Medicine. Individuals interested in making a donation can contact the SIU Foundation office at 217-545-2955 weekdays or www.siumed.edu/foundation.
Established in 1970, SIU School of Medicine’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, patient care, research and community service. Its website is www.siumed.edu and its main number is 217-545-8000.