Ghosh Kalra Endowed Scholarship

Feb 28, 2017 | Scholarships

UT alums Vikas M. Kalra and his wife, Dr. Monica G. Kalra, created a scholarship for undergraduates that gives back to their hometown of Houston, opening doors to a bright future for talented students who may face challenges paying for college.

Vik is a Vice President for Platform Partners, a Houston-based private equity firm. In 2002, Vik earned his BBA from the Business Honors Program (BHP) and a BA from the Plan II Honors Program as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate. He later received his MBA from Harvard Business School Vik serves as a volunteer on the BHP Alumni Advisory Board.

In 2003, Monica G. Kalra earned her BA from UT Austin in Mathematics. Monica pursued a career in medicine, graduating from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, where she received the TR Sharp Award for outstanding work in family medicine. She completed her residency at Methodist Hospital of Dallas, serving as chief resident and earning an award in academic excellence. Monica completed fellowship training in academic medicine at The University of North Texas Health Science Center. She is a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine.

The Ghosh Kalra Endowed Scholarship is awarded based on financial need and academic promise to individuals who resided or matriculated in and around Houston. When possible, preference is given to graduates of Bellaire High School or Alief Hastings High School. With this generous and farsighted gift to generations of Longhorns Monica and Vik Kalra have established a lasting legacy.

Revised on November 14, 2018

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