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A Tri-County Success Story: Celebrating Joshua Guardia:

In the realm of pivotal moments for medical students, Match Day stands out as a monumental milestone. Falling on the third Friday of March each year, Match Day sees medical schools across the country hosting live events where students learn of their residency assignments in an atmosphere of celebration and camaraderie.

Tri-County Scholarship Fund alum, Joshua Guardia

This year, we have the immense pleasure of spotlighting a remarkable Tri-County alum, Joshua Guardia, as he embarks on a prestigious journey into the field of Internal Medicine. Joshua has been matched with the Internal Medicine Program at Mount Sinai Morningside West in the heart of Manhattan. This achievement is not just a testament to Joshua's dedication and brilliance but also a shining example of the impact of Tri-County Scholarship Fund's support.


From Dreams to Reality: Joshua's Journey

Reflecting on his personal history, Joshua notes the challenges and triumphs of his family.

"My dad is an immigrant from Peru, and my mom’s side of the family is from Peru as well. I come from a single-parent household, but my mom was able to raise a family, become a teacher, and provide the opportunity for me to achieve a high-quality education. Because of the support of Tri-County Scholarship Fund, I was fortunate to earn a private Catholic education throughout middle school and high school.”

Joshua's story is one of determination, resilience, and the transformative power of education. His path led him from Tri-County partner school, DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, NJ, where he graduated in 2012, to The University of Scranton, where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Philosophy in 2016. Following this, Joshua earned a Master of Science from the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies and went on to Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.


Joshua's gratitude towards the Tri-County Scholarship Fund and its donors resonates with profound sincerity. He shares,

"By giving back with financial and educational resources, more students like me who come from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds can follow their dreams. Thank you, Tri-County, and all the donors who have made all this possible for me and continue to make this possible for so many students like me." 

Joshua Guardia's remarkable journey from a Tri-County scholar to a budding physician at a prestigious medical institution is a beacon of inspiration, demonstrating that with determination, support, and access to quality education, dreams can indeed become reality. As he steps into his residency at Mount Sinai Morningside West, we look forward to witnessing the many ways in which he will contribute to the field of medicine and beyond. Congratulations, Joshua, and thank you for reminding us all of the power of education and community support.


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Awesome!!!! My daughter will be a lawyer in few months because Tri-County supports me to raised my girls like Joshua’s family. Congrats to our latino community too.

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