Future medical leaders off to a great start with Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Scholarship

Lu Jia Lin (CNW Group/The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame)

Divya Shah (CNW Group/The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame)

Mark Parker (CNW Group/The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame)

Cassandra Waugh (CNW Group/The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame)

LONDON, ON, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Four exceptionally bright and community-minded students are heading off to university in September with big smiles and a lighter financial load. The students have been named the 2014 recipients of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame / Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Award. 

The four scholarship recipients are: Lu Jia Lin of Delta, British Columbia; Divya Shah of Markham, Ontario; Mark Parker of Canning, Nova Scotia; and Cassandra Waugh of Blackville, New Brunswick. Between them these future leaders have received more than 30 academic and leadership awards and have contributed to and/or started more than a dozen community service and charitable organizations.  Read more about these accomplished students in the attached fact sheets or on our website: CLICK HERE

This scholarship opportunity is available to high school students aspiring to a career in medicine or the health sciences. It provides $1,000 each year towards a four-year undergraduate degree at a Canadian university.

 "Selecting four recipients from such a vast array of worthy candidates is no easy task, but this year's recipients are truly over-the-top achievers.  We are grateful to Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life for enabling us to continue to inspire young people to pursue their dreams in health science through this scholarship," said Lissa Foster, CMHF Executive Director.

"This funding helps deserving students pursue their goals through a Canadian medical and academic centre," said Jan Belanger, Vice-President, Community Relations, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. "The ultimate goal is to develop and keep medical expertise in Canada, to help ensure the future of health care for Canadians. We're proud to promote the health sciences as an essential career path."

Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 12 million people across Canada. Through their national corporate citizenship program, the companies work alongside non-profit, charitable and community organizations to build stronger communities together.

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is a national charitable organization that celebrates Canada's medical heroes and inspires young people to pursue careers in the health sciences through its induction ceremonies, exhibit hall and educational programs. 

 

2014  Scholarship  Recipient
LU JIA LIN
Delta, British Columbia

Graduating High School:

Sequam Secondary

Destination:   

Simon Fraser University

Program of Study:   

Science

Dream of Becoming:  

Medical Doctor

What The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame / Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Award means to Lu Jia…

"I am so grateful and honored to receive this scholarship. The support of this award gives me more economic freedom to continue my dream of becoming a doctor while also pursuing my passion for innovative, environmental and humanitarian campaigns."

 

2014 Scholarship Recipient
DIVYA SHAH
Markham, Ontario

Graduating High School: 

Markham District High School

University Destination:  

Queen's University

Program of Study:  

Honours Science

Dream of Becoming:  

Cardiovascular Researcher

What The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame / Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Award means to Divya…

"I am extremely grateful to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for providing me with this prestigious scholarship. This scholarship has provided me with support and given me the courage to follow my dreams in health care. Thank you for the motivation to continue to make a positive impact in my local and global communities. I am humbled to receive this honor and sincerely hope to prove worthy of this esteemed recognition through my future work in the field of medicine. Thank you.

 

2014  Scholarship  Recipient
MARK PARKER
Canning, Nova Scotia

Graduating School: 

Northeast King's Education Centre

University Destination: 

Dalhousie University

Program of Study: 

Radiological Technology

Dream of Becoming:  

Orthopaedic Surgeon

What The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame / Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Award means to Mark…

"The honour of receiving this prestigious award inspires me to think about not only my future, but the future at large. I feel more confident as I enter my program, and more determined to continue my education in health sciences. This award helps me believe that I will be able to help others through my life."

 

2014 Scholarship Recipient
CASSANDRA WAUGH
Blackville, New Brunswick

Graduating High School:    

Blackville School

University Destination:  

University of Ottawa

Program of Study: 

Biomedical Science

Dream of Becoming:

Surgeon

What The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame / Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship Award means to Cassandra…

"I am so humbled to receive this prestigious scholarship from the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and Great-West Life. This scholarship will allow me to pursue my dream of becoming a surgeon, and motivates me to continue to strive for excellence. I will be eternally grateful for this amazing opportunity, and for this act of generosity. Thank you! 

 

SOURCE The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Image with caption: "Lu Jia Lin (CNW Group/The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140827_C1411_PHOTO_EN_5190.jpg

Image with caption: "Divya Shah (CNW Group/The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140827_C1411_PHOTO_EN_5191.jpg

Image with caption: "Mark Parker (CNW Group/The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140827_C1411_PHOTO_EN_5192.jpg

Image with caption: "Cassandra Waugh (CNW Group/The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140827_C1411_PHOTO_EN_5193.jpg




For further information: Lissa Foster Executive Director, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, 519.488.2003, x100 lfoster@cdnmedhall.org; Marlene Klassen, Assistant Vice-President, Communication Services, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, 204.946.7705, marlene.klassen@gwl.ca