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Scholarship started in memory of Vincentian doctor

Scholarship started in  memory of Vincentian doctor

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The family of a prominent Vincentian cardiologist, who trained and worked in the United States of America, has founded an academic scholarship in his memory to mark the first anniversary of his death.

According to son Jeff Harry, Dr Erling Harry, who is originally from Biabou, spent much of his time and resources giving back to St Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

“We wanted to continue that legacy by creating a scholarship in his name,” explained Harry.

The Dr Erling Harry Scholarship Fund (established in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic and the American College of Cardiology) is open to Vincentian-born students who are entering or currently enrolled at college or university.

Two scholarship awards of US$8,000 will be awarded to the selected recipients.

Interested persons can apply online at https://playwell.formstack.com/forms/drerlingharryscholarshipapplication by Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dr Erling Harry was one of the first Vincentian doctors ever to practise in the US in the late 1960s.

Over the span of five decades, he helped to fund local hospital projects (in SVG), sent medicine and supplies back home, as well as help to mentor Vincentian students in the medical field.

His son explained: “He knew that only through the generosity of others he was able to have the opportunities to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. He felt compelled to provide opportunities to others.”

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