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.

Applications are available on line through 10,000degrees.org October 1, 2021. The Deadline is March 2, 2022 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

$40,500 was awarded to 14 Scholarship Recipients for 2021-2022

Medical School

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

Graduate School

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

Undergraduates

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