Medical Scholarship Programs

Riverside County Medical Association’s Medical Scholarship Programs, organized under the Riverside County Physicians Memorial Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, were established to assist students from Riverside County in attending medical school and repay medical education loans for residents and early career physicians. These scholarship programs have enabled many students to attend medical school, with an emphasis on returning to practice medicine in Riverside County to help alleviate the shortage of doctors to care for our citizens. Since 2011, RCMA has awarded $365,000 in scholarships to over 100 medical students from Riverside County. In 2019, RCMA launched a Resident & Early-Career Physician Loan Repayment Program.

Qualifications:

MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Accepted or enrolled in U.S. medical school
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Riverside County resident for 5+ years
  • Financial need
  • Committed to return to Riverside County to practice

RCPMF LOAN REPAYMENT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Residents: Completed Internship after Medical Degree and in good standing in Residency Program
  • Early-Career Physicians: Within your third year of practice after residency
  • Outstanding education loans
  • Must commit to practice in the County of Riverside for 5 years

RCPMF/HAZEL I. EVENSEN
LOAN REPAYMENT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Graduate of UC Riverside School of Medicine
  • Residents: Completed Internship after Medical Degree and in good standing in Residency Program
  • Early-Career Physicians: Within your third year of practice after residency
  • Outstanding education loans
  • Must commit to practice in the City of Riverside for five years

For more information email sjackson@rcmadocs.org

 

2020 Application Cycle: February 1, 2020 - May 15, 2020

2020 Award Notifications: July 15, 2020

 

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ENDOWMENTS

RCMA is honored to be the recipient of endowments which allows us to further grow our Medical Scholarship Program. If you would like to discuss establishing an endowment with RCMA’s 501 (c)3 charitable organization, please contact Dolores Green, Executive Director, at (951) 686-3342 or dgreen@rcmanet.org

 Joseph Lee“Open Mind” Scholarship

The “Open Mind” Scholarship is an endowed scholarship established in 2013 by Drs. Joseph and Sou-Lin Lee. This scholarship is awarded annually to a medical student from Riverside County, enrolled at UC Riverside School of Medicine, and who is committed to practicing medicine within our community once their training is complete.


We Care Scholarship“We Care” Scholarship

The “We Care” Scholarship is an endowed scholarship established in 2018 by Mahesh Gupta, M.D. and Mrs. Usha Gupta. This scholarship is awarded annually to a medical student from Riverside County who is committed to practicing medicine within our community once their training is complete.


Hazel Irene Evensen EndowmentHazel Irene Evensen Endowment

The Hazel I. Evensen endowment was established in 2018 in the amount of $950,000. These funds will be used to award scholarships to residents and early-career physicians who graduated from UC Riverside and who are committed to returning to practice in the city of Riverside after completion of their medical training.

Hazel Irene Evensen (1922-2016)

Hazel and her husband Andrew moved to Riverside in 1945 seeking a warmer climate. For the next 30 years she worked for the Riverside County Planning Department until her retirement in 1976. Hazel was extremely active in the community serving in leadership of AMC Cancer Research, Zonta Club, Salvation Army, Riverside Community Hospital Health Foundation, Riverside Gage Canal Water Board and Windsor Pumping Company. Hazel was also a member of the Friends of the Mission Inn, The Mission Inn Foundation, Friends of the Riverside County Library, Friends of the Riverside County Museum and was a supporter of the March Field Air Museum.

 

RCMA's Medical Scholarship Program is part of the Riverside County Physician’s Memorial Foundation
and is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

Riverside County Physician’s Memorial Foundation is administered by the Riverside County Medical Association. “Riverside County Physician’s Memorial Foundation (Tax ID # 95-6080778) is a Non Profit 501(c)3 organization and your donation may be eligible for deduction on your taxes. The fair market value of donated auction items and amounts paid in excess of the food costs may be eligible for deduction on your taxes. Please consult your tax advisor.”