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Scholarships

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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.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Be a current third-year medical student in good academic standing who expects to graduate in the spring of 2023
  • 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
  • Open application timeline: September 1 – November 30, 2021

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 2022.
  • Scholarship winners will be announced in March 2022.
  • Awards will be presented to winners in person or virtual event in the fall of 2022.

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
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
    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 kaitlin.c.sands@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 kaitlin.c.sands@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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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 Kaitlin Sands.

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