Congratulations 2016 Scholarship Winners!

  • Michael Shahbaz, MI State University, College of Human Medicine
  • Jacqueline To, University of CO School of Medicine
  • Luisa Valenzuela Riveros, UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Johanna Garcia, MI State University, College of Human Medicine
  • Kiana Guerrero, State University of NY at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Jessica Himmelstein, University of SC School of Medicine, Greenville
  • Jessica Buck, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Michelle Marieni, Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Filmon Mehanzel, UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Karina Chavez, UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Ka Yi (Emily) Tam, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Rodneysha Brown, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Romela Petrosyan, University of Central FL, College of Medicine
  • Cindy Parra, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Roma Pegany, Georgetown University School of Medicine

We believe that physician leaders of tomorrow can shape our communities today.

We are proud of Kaiser Permanente’s social mission, research and leadership efforts in helping communities thrive. As part of this mission, we recognize the potential of future physicians and their contributions by offering $5000 scholarships to fourth year medical students selected for their demonstrated commitment to under-served communities.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Be a third year medical student in good academic standing who expects to graduate in the spring of 2017.
  • Interested in seeking a residency in Northern California.
  • Attend an accredited medical, osteopathic or podiatric school.
  • Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to participate in a one month clerkship at a Kaiser Permanente facility in Northern California during their fourth year of medical school.

How to apply

  • Complete and submit the online application.

Supporting documentation:

  • CV and an essay describing your community involvement and your commitment to under-served communities.
  • Letter from medical, osteopathic or podiatric school confirming academic good standing.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one letter from a medical, osteopathic or podiatry school professor/clinician and one letter describing/supporting your work in under-served communities.


  • Applications are accepted until March 1.
  • Candidates selected for final consideration will be invited to a phone interview in April/May.
  • Scholarship winners will be announced in June.
  • Awards will be presented to winners in person at a future event in the fall of 2016.

2016 Medical Student Scholarship Application is currently closed

I feel Kaiser sees the doctor I want to be. I am honored to be recognized for my accomplishments and to be supported by an organization like Kaiser Permanente. - Past Scholarship Recipient

Contact information

For questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Jennifer Ly.