GAPI-USGF Scholarship Fund
The Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage (GAPI), in an effort to support the Georgia students wishing to attain a degree at a public higher educational institution, signed an agreement with the University System of Georgia Foundation (USGF) establishing a GAPI scholarship fund. The fund will create an annual need-based scholarship for 5 students to assist them with the cost of attending a University System of Georgia institution.
Each student must be enrolled full-time at a University of Georgia System institution at the time of award of the scholarship. Each student pursuing an undergraduate degree is expected to carry an overall 2.75 or above grade point average at the time of applying for the scholarship, and preference will be given to students who exhibit a connection with India or have traveled to India during their lifetime.
The students will be selected based on an application process; an independent selection committee from GAPI and USG will be appointed by the USGF Vice Chancellor for Development. The selected students will be notified no later than June 1 each year from 2019. The award will be distributed by the institution on behalf of the student in equal increments for fall and spring semesters of the academic year, but can be adjusted based on the student’s circumstances.
Above left, Dr. Steve Wrigley, Chancellor of USG; Indran Indrakrishnan, MD, Board of Trustees & Past President of GAPI; Dr. Nimisha Raval, Technical College System of Georgia; and Philip A. Wilheit, Sr., Chair of Board of Regents, USGF.