Judy DeSart Memorial Healthcare Scholarship

Judy DeSart Remembered with Healthcare Scholarship


The Edwardsville Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Judy DeSart Memorial Healthcare Scholarship Fund. This $1,000 award will go to a graduating senior at Edwardsville High School who will continue their education at an accredited 4-year college or university to pursue a degree in nursing, public health, social work or for admission to pharmacy school or a physical therapy program. ECF is proud to honor DeSart by adding this award to our robust scholarship program.

Judy DeSart (1941-2020) was a registered nurse for 50 years, a profession she loved dearly. A graduate of St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield, IL, she moved to the Glen Carbon area in 2000 to be closer to her grandchildren. DeSart’s daughters, Amy DeSart and Lori Spangenberg, are the fund co-sponsors.

“Juju, the name so fondly given to her by her grandchildren, was genuine, humorous, selfless, and the strongest individual known by her family and wide circle of friends. Family was everything to Juju—and Juju was everything to her family,” Lori said.

“It is our hope that this scholarship set up in her memory will push the recipients of this award to embody her wonderful spirit, Amy added.

Other criteria include a GPA of 3.75 or above, participation in extracurricular activities, a brief essay and letters of recommendation. Applications for the DeSart Scholarship will be available October 1 at the EHS Guidance Office.

Click here to donate to the Judy DeSart Memorial Healthcare Scholarship at the Edwardsville Community Foundation.

Donations can also be mailed to ECF-Judy DeSart Memorial Healthcare Scholarship, PO Box 102, Edwardsville, IL 62025