The Keva Garg Aspiring Health Professional Award

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 Aspiring Health Professional Award”. 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

About Keva Garg

Keva Garg

Keva Garg, born March 2, 2006, was a senior high school student at the University of Toronto Schools. She was a mature, humble young woman, a collegial peer and mentee. 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’s entrepreneurial mindset was evident from her establishing StreetClear and Vision Care20 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Keva loved basketball, singing, art, dancing, and writing. Her life goal was to make laughter out of laughter and make everyone happy around her. One of her most beautiful paintings is titled, “The Noblest Art is That of Making Others Happy”.

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.