Sonoma County Medical Association Alliance Foundation

Physician families connecting to create a healthier Sonoma County by improving the lives of those in need



More than providing support through awarding scholarships, we are investing in the future of health care.  Your support makes a difference for each student.


   Health Careers Scholarship

      Together with the Sonoma County Medical Association, we proudly sponsor the Health Careers Scholarship.


Since 1965, the medical community has raised funds to award scholarships to high school seniors entering college or a university. Also eligible to apply are full time students enrolled in undergraduate school majoring in a health related field. And students at the Graduate level in medical school, nursing school and those completing health-related courses of study.

Please visit the 10,000 Degrees website (10000degrees.org) for more information about the application process. The application is available in October 15 2019 and due March 2, 2020 Their email for general inquiries is info@10000degrees.org.

Should you have any questions, please contact Virginia Merwin at vmerwin@earthlink.net

Our Scholarships Have Positive Impacts

2019 Health Career Scholarship Recipients



A total of $31,000.00 was awarded to 12 students for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. We want to thank each and every one who opened their hearts and wallets to this most worthy cause. 

L-R: Kimberly Hower, Yiching Bell, Joseph Wertz, Shin Mei Chan, Jana Guenther, and
Lindsey Tah-Espens.


2019 Graduate Students—Continuing Recipients


Kimberly Hower

Final Year Touro University D.O.

Briga Mullin

Completed 3rd year at U.C. Irvine School of Medicine.

Will be working on a Masters of Science in health care delivery from Arizona State for 2019-2020. Returning to UC Irvine to complete Medical School 2020-2021.

Ryan Powers

2nd year Giesel School of Medicine, Dartmouth University

2019 Graduate Students—New Recipients


Shinn Mei Chann

1st year Medical student Yale University School of Medicine

Jana Guenther

1st Year Medical Student  USC Keck School of Medicine

Joseph Wertz

1st Year Medical Student, David Geffen School of Medicine

2019 Undergraduate Students—Continuing Recipients

Yiching Bell

2nd Year Nursing SRJC

Elizabeth Camacho

Senior Sonoma State BS/RN

Xiomara Espinoza

Junior Sonoma State University BS/RN

Cristal Garcia

Sophomore U C Davis Pre-Med

Nathalie Nava

Sophomore U C Berkeley Pre-Med

Lindsey Tah-Espens

Sophomore UC Santa Barbara Pre-Med

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