DR MOHAN PETER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
A helping hand for those in need
The cost of medical education throughout the world has shown a steep upward trend, something which makes medical education more and more unaffordable. St John’s (as Rev Fr Percy Fernandez used to always say ) “ stands on a different footing all together “, charging its students only one third the fees incurred to train a student. There are many different scholarships available. A medical student or PG who feels the need for scholarships in St John’s Medical College needs to fill in a simple one page form providing some basic information. The committee finally grants various scholarships, out of which the Mohan Peter Scholarship goes to the top three candidates ( as of 2001 ) on a merit-cum-means basis. Dr. Mohan Peter, an alumnus of batch of 1963 had established the Mohan Peter Family Scholarship with a corpus of $25,000/- for the benefit of financially challenged students at St. Johns. This scholarship is awarded yearly to three medical and PG students on a merit-cum-means basis.I dreamt of attending medical school ever since I was a kid. After my admission into St John’s I realized the burden of the fees on my parents and (following the advice of Dr Mary Ollapaly & Dr Sayee Rajangam) applied for scholarships. I was very appreciative and honored to be one of the recipients of the Mohan Peter Scholarship in 2001. Besides the obvious monetary relief, it impressed upon me the fact that they are people out there who care for us, who have dreams and who are working hard to reach them. My dream of becoming a doctor was only made possible through the Sylvia Kamath Scholarship ( Dept. of Anatomy ) 1998 to 2003 and the Mohan Peter Family Scholarship 2001, which tremendously helped me further my medical school education.
Scholarships are very important. It lightens the financial burden which allows us to focus on the most important aspect of school, learning. Dr Mohan Peter's generosity has inspired many to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as I have been helped by others.
A few other scholarships:
The SJMC Alumni Association Scholarship Founded by the executive committee of the SJMC ALumni Association in 1992. Awarded to two post graduate students on a merit-cum means basis each year.
The Professor A.N. Radhakrishnan Scholarship Founded by Dr. A.N. Balasundaram. Awarded to one post graduate student on a merit-cum-means basis each year.
Mr. Thomas Putti Memorial Scholarship Founded by Dr. Joseph Putti in 1991. Awarded to an undergraduate or postgraduate student of St. John's medical college on a merit-cum-basis each year, with additional weightage to those who show keen interest in cancer research.
Dr. R. Chavrimootoo Scholarship Founded by Dr. R. Chavrimootoo, ALumnus of batch 1967 in 1992. Awarded to a post graduate student on a merit-cum-means basis each year.
Peter Menezes Scholarship Founded by Mrs. Brice Menezes in 1994 in memory of her husband. Awarded to two post graduate students on a merit-cum-means basis each year.
Dr. Sr. Mary Glowrey JMJ-CHAI Scholarship Founded by the Catholic Hospital Association of India. Awarded to one PG student on a merit-cum-means basis each year.
Ms. Louise Rebello Scholarship Founded by Ms. Louise Rebello in 1995. Awarded to one PG student on a merit-cum-means basis each year.
1991 Batch of MBBS Student's Scholarship Founded by the 1991 batch of MBBS students. Awarded each year to a PG student on a merit-cum-means basis.
Dr. Paul Francis Mooken Memorial Scholarship. Founded by the 1987 MBBS students and Dr. Paul Francis Mooken's family. Awarded each year to one PG student on a merit-cum-means basis.
1993 Batch of MBBS student's scholarship Founded by the 1993 batch of MBBS students. Awarded each year to one PG student on a merit-cum-means basis.
Niraj James Shah, Batch 1998This was just a small note to pass along a very large and sincere felt thank you