The Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation will award scholarships to 84 High Desert students.
The scholarships, for students who plan to study health sciences, will be distributed during a dinner scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at Spring Valley Lake Country Club, 13229 Spring Valley Parkway, Victorville, according to a statement.
Reddy founded Prime Healthcare in 1994 and is now its chairman, president and chief executive officer.
The foundation has donated millions of dollars to various charities supporting health education, college scholarships, public healthcare education, and free community clinics. To date, the foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million in academic scholarships to High Desert residents, according to the statement.
“I’m so proud and humbled that our scholarship program has grown each year to reward hard-working and deserving students who want to pursue careers in healthcare,” Reddy said in the statement. “My dream was to be able to give others the opportunities I was given to obtain an education. Education is the first step for people to gain the knowledge and skills they need to make this world a better place.”