The Hogan family has established the Michael V. Hogan Memorial Scholarship for students wishing to pursue studies in the sciences.
Michael Hogan ‘74, grew up in Elmhurst and attended ICHS with four of his five brothers Kevin, Matthew, Neil, and twin brother Mark, while Edward Jr., the oldest, attended Fenwick. Michael’s parents, Edward and Marylin, strongly encouraged and believed in the principles of a Catholic secondary education.
Michael enjoyed being part of the IC band and the golf team, continuing his association with golf by caddying during the summers. In the classrooms, Michael took several science classes, the beginning of the focal point of his life’s work. His love of biology and chemistry grew as he attended Illinois Benedictine College (IBC) in Lisle, IL. After graduating from IBC in 1978, he worked as a medical technologist and soon found he had a thirst for even more knowledge. Michael went on to receive his PhD in Biochemistry from Loyola and spent many years teaching and pursuing and publishing his research.
Early in 2004, Michael was offered the opportunity to direct and expand the research program in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile. He began teaching at the USA and laid plans to expand their research efforts by obtaining grant money for new equipment. He repaired old lab equipment so the students had proper facilities and launched work on a new curriculum that would expand the students’ opportunities. Plans included building a completely new research building to give USA a new core program. Before he had the opportunity to realize all his goals, Michael passed away suddenly in January of 2005.
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded each year to an ICCP student who exemplifies Michael’s spirit and enthusiasm for science, and who meets the following criteria:
- Current junior at IC Catholic Prep enrolled in a third year of science and will be enrolled in a fourth year of science in the next academic year
- Documented financial need
- Service orientated (community, parish and ICCP)
to download an application form. The completed form should be submitted to the ICCP Main Office per the instructions on the application.