In memory of the late Keva Garg, past national officer, 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. Students will submit a resume and an essay discussing their leadership contributions to date and how they hope to continue demonstrating their leadership as an aspiring health professional. The word limit is 350 words.
This award will have three winners this year: a primary winner and two runner-ups. The primary winner will be awarded a plaque and $1000. Each runner-up will be awarded a plaque and $100.
Winners will be decided by May 18th and may be presented at SLC. Pictures of the winners will be taken and posted on the HOSA Canada website.
Submit an application here.
Deadline: Monday, April 24th, 2023, 11:59 PM EST
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 Keva Garg Memorial Scholarship:
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, 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, singing, art, dancing, and writing. Her life goal was to make laughter out of laughter and bring happiness to everyone around her. One of her best paintings 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 also enjoyed volunteering and helping others. Keva joined the HOSA Canada team in 2021. She was incredibly proud and passionate to be a part of the HOSA Canada team.