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DeKalb Medical Foundation Announces Several Scholarships Awardees

August 26, 2015

Eight Students Earn Dr. Gulshan S. Harjee Scholarships

The recent graduate of Union Grove High School and 2015 Dr. Gulshan S. Harjee Scholar, Emily Delano, will pursue a nursing degree from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA this fall semester. Delano has wanted to be a nurse since she spent time with her newborn sister at DeKalb Medical. She plans to study Spanish and specialize in neonatology so she may become a bilingual neonatal nurse and be an advocate for babies while also assisting families during what could be a very difficult time in their lives.

The second runner-up, Janae Lyttle, will attend Spellman College for the 2015-16 year as a freshman and major in biology with plans to attend medical school and specialize in pediatrics. “Curiosity and gratitude from serving others,” is what has driven her to excel at Union Grove High School and work towards making her dreams come true.

Third runners-up include Staicy Odhiambo, also from Union Grove High School, who will study biology at Georgia State University; and Fletcher Estock, of Parkview High School, who will pursue a career in physical therapy by majoring in exercise science then pursue her doctorate in physical therapy at the University of North Georgia.

Fourth runners-up include Roshni Gurung, who will attend Agnes Scott; John Henriquez, who will study Biology at Florida State University; Julia Stephen, who will major in bio-chemistry at Mercer University; and Ngoc Thong, who will study biology at the University of Georgia.

For more information about the Dr. Gulshan S. Harjee Scholarship, and other scholarships offered through the DeKalb Medical Foundation, please visit us online at www.dekalbmedical.org/foundation/scholarships. 

Auxiliary Scholar to Pursue Degree a Neonatal Nurse

Raquel Castaneda, a 2015 graduate of Berkmar High School, is the recipient of the 2015 DeKalb Medical Auxiliary Youth Scholarship. Castaneda will use the funds awarded to pursue a degree in nursing from Georgia State University beginning this fall semester. She has volunteered at DeKalb Medical the past two summers and the experience has helped her to realize that she is sure she wants to work in healthcare. She dreams of becoming a neonatal nurse and to set a positive example for her siblings and members of her Latino community.

For more information about the teen volunteer program at DeKalb Medical, please visit us online at www.dekalbmedical.org/volunteers.

Coppage Scholarship Open to Nursing Students

The Dr. W. Mark Coppage Nursing Scholarship Fund is open now through September 15 to individuals actively enrolled in a nursing program, for initial licensure, who represent the outstanding qualities for which Dr. Coppage was so well known.

The difference that Dr. Coppage made in this community is legendary. He gave without boundary of his time, talent, resources and love. Each person who touched his life felt enriched and inspired. The years have not dimmed his remarkable impact or erased the void created by his untimely death in 1989.

Since this scholarship was established in 1993, 145 scholarships have been given, totaling more than $360,000. Click here for the application.