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Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is proud to announce this year’s Robert T. Reynolds Memorial and Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation Scholarship (DHCHF) winners – Saiya Gill and Tanisha Misra.
The Robert T. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship of $1,500 is given in recognition of Mr. Robert T. Reynolds’ dedicated community leadership. Mr. Reynolds was a member of one of Delta’s pioneering families that worked tirelessly towards the development of a hospital in this community. His tenacity and perseverance were contributing factors in the founding of the hospital in 1977. Mr. Reynolds went on to become one of Delta Hospital Centennial Society’s first Chairmen. The scholarship is open to all Grade 12 students residing in Delta who intend to undertake post-secondary education.
Saiya Gill, a Seaquam Secondary student was chosen for the Robert T. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship. Saiya, an honour roll and Principal’s List student was chosen because she excels in academics, athletics and has also been highly involved in volunteering in her community. As a dedicated volunteer swim, soccer and volleyball coach, Saiya has been a mentor for other youths in the community. In addition, Saiya is also a community volunteer for the City of Delta, a classroom volunteer at Holly Park Elementary and received the Outstanding Senior Service award in grade 11 through her volunteer role at North Crest Seniors Center. Her experience at the North Crest Senior’s Center in Delta reinforced her interest in the medical field. Saiya has chosen to pursue her goal of becoming a pediatrician attending the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Science.
The Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation Scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to a deserving student pursuing a post secondary education with plans of a career in either healthcare or philanthropy. Participation in extracurricular activities, engagement as a volunteer and demonstrated leadership capacity has a major bearing on an applicant’s success.
Tanisha Misra, a North Delta Secondary student was chosen for this year’s DHCHF Scholarship. Tanisha was chosen for this scholarship because of her excellence in academics and outstanding leadership in the community. Tanisha is an honour roll and Principal’s List student and Student Council President. As the founder of the Educate & Empower campaign, Tanisha led the fundraising efforts that supported the schooling of a number of children in developing nations. As a representative of the Delta School District for the Ministry of Education’s B.C. Student Voice, Tanisha organized a forum of 200 students from Metro Vancouver to discuss mental health and other prevalent issues facing fellow students. Tanisha is also an accomplished classical dancer and volunteers as a student dance instructor.
“On behalf of the Foundation Board and Staff and the Reynolds’ family, I congratulate both Saiya and Tanisha on their exceptional accomplishments,” says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director of Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. “We are honoured to celebrate these inspiring young women and help them in their future endeavours. We wish all scholarship applicants luck in your academic careers.”