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Scholarships

Physician leaders of tomorrow can shape our communities today

We are proud of Kaiser Permanente’s social mission, research, clinical expertise, and leadership efforts in helping communities thrive. As part of this mission, we recognize the potential of future physicians and their contributions by offering $5,000 scholarships to rising fourth-year medical students selected for their demonstrated commitment to under-served communities.

2023 KPNC Scholarship Criteria

  • Be a current third-year medical student in good academic standing who expects to graduate in the spring of 2024
  • Interested in seeking a residency in Kaiser Permanente 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
  • Please Note: Scholarship funds are sent directly to your medical school, no exceptions

How to apply

  • Complete and submit the 2023 KPNC Scholarship online application
  • Open application timeline: September 1 – November 30, 2022

Supporting Documentation

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Short essay describing your community involvement and your commitment to under-served communities
  • Letter from medical, osteopathic or podiatric school confirming good academic 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.
  • All supporting documentation and letters must be submitted through the online application in PDF format.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered

Timeline

  • Applications are accepted September through November annually
  • Candidates selected for final consideration will be invited for a phone interview in February 2023
  • Scholarship winners will be announced in March 2023
  • Awards will be presented to winners in person or virtual event in the fall of 2023

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

  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Must be submitted in PDF format
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    Must be submitted in PDF format, max 400 words.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Must be submitted in PDF format, if your letter writers wish to submit separately they may do so by submitting to shene.harris@kp.org with your full name and school name.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Must be submitted in PDF format, if your letter writers wish to submit separately they may do so by submitting to shene.harris@kp.org with your full name and school name.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Must be submitted in PDF format. Your letter of good academic standing should be obtained from admissions department of your medical school. Transcripts will not be accepted.
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Congratulations to the 2022 KPNC Medical Student Scholarship Awardees!

Sara Ali, Drexel University College of Medicine
Bryan Alvarez, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Jane-Frances Aruma, Penn State College of Medicine
Joel Bervell, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State Unviersity
Mira Bishawi, Western University of Health Sciences
Quinton Blount, Mercer University School of Medicine
Samaneh Bolourchi, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine California
Gianna Brown, Touro University California
Alexander Byrd, California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Astred Castro, University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Joe Chen, California University School of Science and Medicine
Maria Cota, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Shalila De Bourmont, University of California, San Francisco
Brittany Dike, Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
Adaora Ewulu, Georgetown University School of Medicine
King Fok, Harvard Medical School
Jocelyn Gonzalez, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Jericho Hallare, California Northstate University College of Medicine
Isaiah Herrera, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
Catherine Jereb, Midwestern, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Benjamin Jones, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF)
Madeleine Kane, University of California San Francisco
Jessica Kim, Drexel University College of Medicine
Ashley Kyalwazi, Harvard Medical School
Kyle Lakatos, University of California, San Francisco
Diana Lopez, University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Afreen Mahmood, University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Angelica Martin, University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Enrique Martinez, Medical College of Wisconsin
Catalina Mulanax, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Julie Ngo, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Senha Patnaik, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Rachel Patterson, California University of Science and Medicine
Davina Ran, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Matthew Roces, University of California, San Francisco
Adam Saur, California Northstate University College of Medicine
Samantha Sechrist, University of California, San Francisco
Lacey Smith, Harvard Medical School
Thu Tran Tran, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Chukwuemeka Uwakaneme, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Tameena Wais, Western University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine
Andy Wang, Tufts University School of Medicine
Andy Yueng, University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Previous Recipients

2021 KPNC Medical Student Scholarship Awardees

Matthew Abrams, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Mopileola Tomi Adewumi, Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rah-Sha Al-Hassan, Howard University College of Medicine
Christina Anagonye, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Ramzi Ben-Yelles, Geisel School of Medicine at Darmouth
Lindsay Buzzelli, Penn State College of Medicine
Jennifer Chinchilla Perez, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Firo (Josh) Cole, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Laeesha Cornejo, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Tess Engel, University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Veronica Gray, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Niharika Gupta, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Luis Gutierrez, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Morgan Harris, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Mariama Jallow-Olanrewaju, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Jong Hyon (Eunice) Lee, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Irene Lieu, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
LaKeisha Majette, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Jose Martinez-Perez, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Jocelyn McGill, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
Jermelle B. Newman, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Jeanne Nwagwu, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Adeiyewunmi Osinubi, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Sunny Panh, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Johana Peña, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Brandon Perez, University of Chicago College of Medicine
India Perez-Urbano, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Diane Qi, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Sofia Rojasova, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Andrew Stridiron, University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine
Rana Suliman, Harvard Medical School
Sean Tafuri, California Northstate University College of Medicine
Yohanna Tesfaye, Meharry Medical College
Samiyyah Tillman, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem
Ivie Tokunboh, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Karla Tytus, Meharry Medical College
Lana Wang, Western University of Health Science, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Teekz Yenpasook, Touro University, California
Leena Yin, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

2020 KPNC Medical Student Scholarship Awardees

Laith Abushanab, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Ayomide Adeleye, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Kaylaa Banks, Escuela latinoamerica de medicina (Latin American School of Medicine)
Alexandra Britten, LSU Health Shreveport
Karen Duenas, University of Illinois Chicago
Kaosoluchi Enendu, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Ursula Griffith-Randolph, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Enrique Guzman Van Dyken, UC Davis School of Medicine
Christian Hernandez, Medical College of Wisconsin
Christopher Itoh, UC Davis School of Medicine
Carmen Javier, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Shane Jones, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Katherine Ku, Touro University California
Beverly Kyalwazi, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Amber Lalla, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Dedriana Lomax, Howard University
LeAnn Louis, Tufts School of Medicine
Zesemayat Mekonnen, University of California, San Francisco
Andrew Melendez, Touro University California
Olives Nguyen, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Osose Oboh, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Amanda Panh, UC Davis School of Medicine
Roberto Jose Perez Frusciante, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sehra Rahmany, California Northstate University, College of Medicine
Ashley Pinckney, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Victor Hugo Rodriguez, Texas A&M University, College of Medicine
Denisse Rojas Marquez, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Gloria Tavera, Case Western Reserve University
Phia Xiong, California Northstate University, School of Medicine
Bessie Young, University of California, San Francisco

2019 KPNC Medical Student Scholarship Awardees

Anchal Ahluwalia, Howard University College of Medicine
Melissa An, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Ryan Brewster, Stanford University School of Medicine
Phillip Chen, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Mahtab Danai, University of CA, Davis School of Medicine
Tyree Davie, University of CA, Davis School of Medicine
Alana Freifeld, CA Northstate University College of Medicine
Roxana Garcia, University of CA, San Francisco
Sahand  Ghodrati, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Nelly Gonzalez-Lepage,  Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
David Ivanov, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Avanthi Jayaweera, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Brittni Kam, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Andreas Lazaris, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chad Lewis, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Simon Ma, University of CA, San Francisco
Jessie Mai, University of CA, San Francisco
Sheyla Medina,  Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Maia Mosse, Stanford University School of Medicine
Deborah Oyeyemi, Duke School of Medicine
Enid Picart, University of CA, Davis School of Medicine
Esmeralda Rosales, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Ashwath Sampath, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Geraldine Shirzai, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Anu Stephen, CA Northstate University College of Medicine
Jason Tran, University of CA, Riverside School of Medicine
Nefertiti Tyehemba, SUNY Upstate College of Medicine
Cyrus Washington, Howard University College of Medicine
Bersabel Woldemariam, Touro University Nevada, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Giovani Zelada, University of CA, Davis School of Medicine

Contact information

For questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Shen’e Harris.

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