Celebrating the seventh anniversary of the opening of his interventional pain management practice in Camden County, Dr. Diva Nagula, President and Medical Director of Southeast Spine & Rehabilitation, has announced the endowment of an annual $10,000 scholarship to be awarded to a graduate of Camden County High School who will be pursuing a degree in pre-medicine, science or a health-related field.
“Health care is a critical issue for all Americans, and, regardless of the politics, high quality health care will continue to be dependent on the people who choose to enter these challenging fields,” said Nagula.
“I have been blessed to be able to practice medicine in Camden County, and the creation of this scholarship is one way I can give back to the people of Camden County, and help ensure a steady stream of highly motivated, compassionate and caring professionals entering the fields of medicine, science and general health care,” he continued.
The Health & Medical Futures Scholarship, funded through The Nagula Foundation, consists of up to four annual $2,500 grants to a graduate of Camden County High School who is actively pursuing a degree in a pre-medical, health or science curriculum at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university, who would be financially challenged in pursuing that degree, and who meets other requirements set forth in the scholarship application. The total scholarship amount per recipient is $10,000.
The scholarship application and selection process will be coordinated with the Camden County High School Guidance Department. The application package is available on the CCHS Guidance Department website (click here for application).
In addition to the application itself, applicants are required to submit a 1,500 word essay on “The future of health care – and how I can make a difference” and provide two letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, pastors, or other community leaders.
To renew their Scholarship, recipients are required to maintain a 3.00 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale); remain on a degree/certificate path in pre-medical, health or science at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university; and, submit an annual report describing classes taken and why, progress toward their degree or certification, medical/science/health-related activities in which the student participated, and growth of their personal understanding of current problems in their chosen medical, science or health-related field.
For more information about The Nagula Foundation or the Health & Medical Futures Scholarship, please contact David Burch at 912-674-4252, or email@example.com