Lowell, Mass. – Local scholars Kajal Patel of Lowell has been awarded Lowell General Hospital’s 2016 Medical Staff Scholarship.

The Medical Staff Scholarship program provides financial support to students who are pursuing higher education in the field of health science. Kajal was recognized for her exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural and civic efforts during her high school career.

Kajal, daughter of Dipika Patel, Lab Support Technician at Lowell General Hospital, is a graduate of Lowell High School and will attend University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall. She plans to receive her undergraduate degree in biology and to continue her education in medical school for an additional four years followed by a two to three year residency. Kajal hopes to fulfill her lifelong goal of becoming a pediatrician when she is completed with her education.

The Medical Staff Scholarship Fund is established and maintained by the physicians of the hospital. The fund supports the future of healthcare with a financial award to graduating high school/secondary school seniors who are Lowell General Hospital employees (or children of employees) and who are enrolling in a health science program.