The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Student Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to deserving medical school students who have graduated from a high school in El Dorado, Sacramento, or Yolo counties. To date SSVMS has awarded $275,000 since it's inception in 1967. To be eligible to apply for a grant, students must have graduated from a high school in El Dorado, Sacramento or Yolo counties, and must be enrolled in an accredited American medical school on a full-time basis (12 units or more). This grant does not apply to summer enrollment or to correspondence schools.
Applications are accepted annually and must be received by July 1. Scholarships are awarded in September of the same year. Applications are evaluated primarily on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. Financial data will be analyzed according to family/student resources and household size. To apply for a scholarship, students must submit a completed application form, all official high school and college transcripts and three letters of reference to the listed address.