Ghosh Kalra Endowed Scholarship

Feb 28, 2017 | Scholarships

 In 2002, UT alum Vikas M. Kalra earned a BBA from the Canfield Business Honors Program  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 is a Senior Vice President for Platform Parners, a Houston-based private equity firm. In his spare time he serves as the Chair of the Canfield Business Honors Program Alumni Advisory Board. He and his wife, Dr. Monica Ghosh Kalra, funded this endowment.

UT alum Monica Ghosh Kalra is a faculty physician for the Memorial Hermann Family Medicine Residency Program.  She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for Texas A&M Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine. Monica earned her BA in Mathematics in 2003,  then pursued her medical career at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth.  At her graduation she received the TR Sharp Award for her outstanding work in Family Medicine. Monica completed her residency at Methodist Hospital of Dallas as chief resident, earning an award for academic excellence.  She later completed fellowship training in academic medicine at The University of North Texas Health Science Center. 

Vik and  Monica 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.  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 the 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 May 2, 2020

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