Dear Chairwoman Foley and CALWOF Foundation Board Members,
I hope this email finds you as safe and healthy as can be during these times. I wanted to reach out to extend my sincere gratitude for the Foundation’s continuous support over the years in my academic pursuits. Through opportunities I could not have accepted without the Foundation’s scholarships, I have further developed my passion for medicine and desire to become a physician. I am currently working on my application for medical school, which I will submit at the end of May. On June 12, I will graduate from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, with Cum Laude Latin Honors, and Departmental Honors. I am taking a gap year in-between undergraduate and medical school, and will be working as a full-time medical scribe for a dermatology office in Sacramento while I apply to medical school. Because I am taking a gap year and will not be in school, I unfortunately cannot apply for the upcoming CALWOF Scholarship. I did not want that to stop me from thanking you all again for all your support, as you have continued guiding and encouraging me towards my goals of becoming a physician.
I have attached two photos below from my recent medical service trip with Global Medical Training, the organization I have talked about in many of my CALWOF Scholarship essays. Using the CALWOF Scholarship I received last year, I returned to the Dominican Republic in December 2019, this time as President of the UCLA GMT Chapter. Once again, I had the most incredible week serving the communities and learning how to provide the best patient care.
I strive to be successful in my endeavors to attend medical school. I am hoping you’ll see my name on a CALWOF Scholarship application next year, as that means I have succeeded. Thank you again so much for all you have done for me.