Mehul Gupta

Award Category: 
Youth Scholarships Award
Recipient Year: 
2018

Mehul Gupta came to Canada from India in 2001. He was awarded the Governor General of Canada Academic Medal for the highest academic average in his high school graduating class. He helped create RANA Youth, a non-profit organization that aims to improve the health and wellness of the South Asian community. The organization has received the Alberta Children’s Hospital Top Donation Award.

The RANA Youth Diversity Run has raised over

$40,000 in donations for brain cancer research since 2014 and $10,000 for community development in rural Jaipur, India.

Mr. Gupta is presently an Honors student in Health Science with a major in Biomedical Science, at the University of Calgary. Despite his tight school schedule, his passion for community development motivates him to spend afterschool hours and weekends serving on the National Youth Advisory Council for the Kids Help Phone and Mental Health Association, Mayor’s Youth Council and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Youth Council.