2023 Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship Grantee- Prutha Patel

FRWRC awarded Prutha Patel a $2000 Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship to assist with her medical school tuition and expenses.

Prutha Patel

Prutha Patel is a Warren County High School Alumni and a first-generation college graduate with a degree in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently studying at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg.

“I always knew I wanted to become a doctor,” she says. Prutha’s parents immigrated to the United States before she was born, impacting the resources that were available in her family.

As a child, she remembers not being able to seek medical care because of being uninsured. Her dream is to address the medical disparities that she has personally experienced, and to aid the underserved members of the local community, especially women, with treatments and knowledge that will allow them to live a healthy lifestyle.