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 2012 RCMA has awarded $284,000 in scholarships to 77 medical students from Riverside County.
2019 Application Cycle is now Closed. Medical Student Scholarships and Resident/Early-Career Loan Repayment Scholarships will be awarded at RCMA's 9th Annual Caring for Our Future Gala Event on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Riverside Convention Center.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
“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
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 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 medical students attending UC Riverside School of Medicine who are committed to returning to practice in the city of Riverside after completion of their 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.