Dr. Harjee Scholarship Provides Thousands to Deserving High School Students
February 26, 2014
The DeKalb Medical Foundation is accepting applications for the Dr. Gulshan S. Harjee Scholarship Program from now until April 30, 2014.
In order to apply for a Harjee Scholarship, the student must fill out an application, answer the questions required, and be accepted into an approved program. To attain an application, visit http://www.dekalbmedical.org/foundation/scholarships/ or call 404-501-1344.
This scholarship can be awarded contingent on a student’s acceptance into the program of choice. It can be used for students interested in becoming patient care techs, licensed practical nurse certification, registered nurses, health care social workers, pharmacy techs, medical school, or any other designation that offers an education enabling the student to work in health care.
This program will provide scholarships amounting to $1,500 payable to the school chosen by the recipient. The funds do not have to be re-paid if the program is completed. Individuals interested can apply for this scholarship by submitting an essay addressing the four points listed in the application and submitting the completed documents to:
Dr. Gulshan Harjee Scholarship Program
c/o Beverly Hutchinson
DeKalb Medical Foundation & Volunteer Services
2701 North Decatur Rd.
Decatur, GA 30033
Inspired by her dream to be a physician but having to overcome many difficulties, Dr. Harjee’s goal is to make it possible for someone else who has a dream of being in health care to have a chance to pursue his or her passion and find the kind of satisfaction that has so deeply enriched her life. The scholarship money will be given to deserving young men and women finishing high school who want the chance to pursue a career in an allied health care field.
Since 1993 the DeKalb Medical Foundation, through the generous support of an anonymous donor has provided scholarships to over 125 students for a grand total of over $300,000.
About DeKalb Medical
Founded in 1961, DeKalb Regional Health System, Inc., known as DeKalb Medical, is comprised of more than 800 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties across three campuses. The 627-bed system includes DeKalb Medical at North Decatur (451 beds), DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur (76 beds), DeKalb Medical at Hillandale (100 beds), and DeKalb Medical Physicians Group and the DeKalb Medical Foundation. The not-for-profit health care system is a HealthGrades® Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2013 and Five-Star Recipient for Peripheral Vascular Bypass in 2012. Our Maternity Center was selected as a participant in the Best Fed Beginnings project as part of UNICEF/WHO’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Our Cancer Center has been granted three-year approval by The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a community hospital comprehensive oncology program, and our Joint Solutions Center is a metro Atlanta leader in joint replacement. In addition, our LTAC earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for acquired brain injury, wound care and respiratory failure services. Visit www.dekalbmedical.org.