This fund was created to assist students pursuing a pre-medical course of study or a degree in the field of nursing.
Edward Arenkill (1922-2007) was a lifelong Aurora resident. He graduated from Aurora East High School.
He was a medical corpsman in the United States Navy during World War II. His four years of active duty included both Normandy and Okinawa.
Mr. Arenkill studied pre-medicine at Northwestern University, and later joined his father and brother in their Aurora family business.
Gladys Stoddard Arenkill (1923-2004) was born in Nebraska. She was a graduate of the Copley School of Nursing in Aurora.
She was a nurse at Copley Memorial Hospital and a private duty nurse providing care for iron lung patients.
Following her career, she contributed over 3,000 hours of volunteer service at Copley Memorial Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Arenkill were members of Fourth Street Methodist Church.
This fund, which was established in 2007, became an endowment in 2008.