Sonoma County Medical Association Alliance Foundation

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

   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 ( 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

Should you have any questions, please contact Virginia Merwin at

Our Scholarships Have Positive Impacts

14 Scholarship Recipients for 2021-2022

Medical School

$4,500 Shinn Mae Chan 3rd Year Yale Medical School
$3,500 Jana Guenther 2nd Year Keck School of Medicine USC
$3,000 Karly Lujan 2nd Year West Michigan University Homer Stryker Medical Schoo
$4,500 Ryan Powers 4th Year Geisel School of Medicine Dartmouth Universit
$4,000 Joseph Wertz 3rd Year David Geffen School of Medicine U.C.L.A.

Graduate School

$3,000 Elizabeth Camacho
2nd Year USF RN/Masters Program
$3,000 Edgar “Alex” Garcia 2nd Year USF Masters Nursing+/Nurse Practitioner


$2,500 Xiomara Espinos 4th Year Sonoma State Nursing 1st Year RN program
$2,500 Nathalie Nava 3rd Year San Diego University, Pre Med
$2,000 Yulissa Oceguerra 3rd Year UC Berkeley Micro Biology-Molecular Environmental /Pre-Med
$1,500 Elisa Chavez-Figueroa 2nd Year Sonoma State Nursing
$2,000 Emma Riley 2nd Year Texas Christian U In Direct Admit RN program
$1,500 Alondra Sanchez-Guadalupe Sonoma State Medical Assistant Program
$2,500 Lindsey Tah Espens 4th year U.C. Santa Barbara, Microbiology Major-Pre-Med
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