The Keva Garg Memorial Scholarship

In memory of the late national officer Keva Garg, HOSA Canada, with support from her parents Ajay Garg and Tian Zhou, is establishing the “Keva Garg Memorial Scholarship”. Demonstrating in her daily life the qualities of kindness, leadership, dedication, and passion for the healthcare field, Keva Garg exemplified the best qualities of a future health professional.

Eligible students must be registered with HOSA Canada during the award year. Applicants are asked to submit a short essay outlining their contributions to charitable and/or artistic endeavors. Points will be awarded for scale of impact, extent of commitment, and extent of contribution. Bonus points awarded for leadership demonstrated as well as scale of challenges overcome. Word limit is 500 words.

The primary winner will be awarded a plaque and $1000. Two runners-up will be awarded a plaque and $100.

Winners will announced at SLC. Pictures of the winners will be taken and posted on the HOSA Canada website.

Submit an application here.

Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 Keva Garg Memorial Scholarship:

First Place
Rena Chang, Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute

Zhifan Ye, Havergal College
Curtis Lau, St. Augustine Catholic High School

For 2023, the first place recipient of the award received a plaque and $1000. Each runner-up was awarded a plaque and $100.

About Keva Garg

Keva Garg

Keva Garg, born March 2, 2006, was a senior high school student at the University of Toronto Schools. Her friends and colleagues would describe her as a young woman who was sunny, humble, and mature beyond her years. She thrived in the face of challenge and was capable of handling the demands of her academic career along with her extracurricular pursuits, all while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm and an affable disposition. Keva loved basketball, volunteering, singing, art, dancing, and writing. Her life goal was to make laughter out of laughter and bring happiness to everyone around her. Among the many paintings she created, one of her favourites is titled, “The Noblest Art is That of Making Others Happy”.

Keva had an entrepreneurial mindset, establishing StreetClear and Vision Care20 during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, Keva was determined to pursue a career in medicine. In 2020, she first got involved with HOSA and began research work under the mentorship of Dr. Ding Yan Wang at Mount Sinai Hospital. Keva wrote two research papers under her guidance. Her second paper was presented on July 2, 2022 at the SLAP conference.

Keva joined the HOSA Canada team as a Competitive Events Planner in 2021. She was incredibly proud to be a part of the HOSA Canada team and passionate about the opportunity to help other young adults achieve their goals in the health field.

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