Scholarship Winner January 2012: Sagar Rambhia
Social entrepreneur. Founder of Project Milo.
Science whiz. Award-winning researcher at science competitions.
Advanced academic. Graduating high school with 18 AP Exams.
Meet Sagar Rambhia.
A high school senior from New York, Sagar embodies the all-around high school student through his tremendous accomplishments in community service, technology, and academics, and the Discus Awards is proud to recognize Sagar for his excellence in and outside the classroom.
Sagar is the winner of the January 2012 National All-Around Student Scholarship, a scholarship for high school students presented to one select Discus Award winner every month of the academic year. From among thousands of Discus Award winners and accomplishments in 10 attribute categories, a panel of judges has chosen Sagar as the recipient of the $2,000 college scholarship.
The Discus Awards, a high school recognition and scholarship program honoring students who excel in and out of the classroom, looks beyond grades, test scores, and win-loss records and recognizes students for their multi-dimensional talents and passions.
Sagar has exhibited both his business acumen and desire to contribute to society through founding Project Milo, a computer services company that donates profits to a charity that provides cardiovascular surgeries to children in Uganda. In addition, Sagar has been recognized for his advanced scientific research and consistent academic excellence, and the Discus Awards is proud to shine the spotlight on him.
|“I have successfully organized and co-founded Project Milo, an organization aimed at have fixing computers, designing websites, and doing graphic design work for small business. All of these profits are donated to the Gift of Life International through Rotary international– a charity that provides cardiovascular surgeries to children in Uganda.”
Not only are profits donated to Gift of Life International, but also computers that are donated to Project Milo are refurbished and donated to underprivileged students and schools. Project Milo is currently in 6 states and is supported by 20 volunteers.
|“Science research is my precision instrument. Completing laboratory-based cardiovascular research since the age of twelve, has allowed me to explore technologies that have the potential to reduce the financial burden of the American healthcare system. My research has established modern, technologically based, diagnostic tools and treatment modalities.”
Sagar recently engineered a patient-specific diagnostic tool that assesses the need for surgery in patients with Coronary Artery Disease and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. His research has earned him the awards at the 2011 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the 2011 International BioGENEius Challenge.
|“I was the first student to take high school classes as a 6th grader - taking both Mathematics B and Regents Biology. Having taken AP courses since 8th grade, I will graduate high school with a total 18 AP exams, the highest amount of any past student.”
His academic record speaks for itself, as does the National AP Scholar Award presented to him for his scholastic achievement. Through his 18 AP courses and additional college courses taken through Stony Brook University, Sagar will enter college with nearly half of his credit hour requirements completed. Sagar is also a self-taught MATLAB programmer and Web designer.