Pre-college Programs

Health Scholars Program

Inspiring and supporting talented undergraduate college students from historically marginalized backgrounds by creating innovative approaches to student development, health career preparation, and wellness in the Monterey Bay area. (Holistic Approach)

  • Build Next Generation of Diverse Health Leaders and Professionals
  • Contribute to economic development
  • Offer resources and assistance to help prepare students to become competitive applicants
  • Prepare students for clinical and non-clinical careers in public health


Previous Scholars (21-22 Cohort)

Trozalla Smith, Sophomore, Collaborative Health and Human Services with a concentration in Social Work

Ali Alkhalwdy, Sophomore, Biology major Molecular Concentration

Gina Marie Guzman, 4th Year Kinesiology major; Exercise science and Psychology concentration

Onaje Givan, Sophomore, Kinesiology Major

Guillermina Martinez, 4th Year, Collaborative Health & Human Services, Social Work concentration

Previous Scholars (20-21 Cohort)

Mayra Ortiz, Senior, Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry

Jaspreet Klair, 3rd year, Major: Molecular Biology

Rebecca Beasley, Senior, Major: Collaboration Health & Human Services w/ concentration in Social work Minor: Human Development

Tasha Adams, 3rd year, Major: Biomolecular /Medical Sciences

Previous Scholars (19-20 Cohort)

Lissa received the 2020 Outstanding Future Alumni Award and the Deans Medalist for the College of Health and Human Services. Additionally, she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Lissa Alaniz, Graduate 2020, Major: Collaboration Health & Human Services

Jessica Guzman, 3rd year, Major: Molecular Biology

Vanessa Munguia, 3rd year, Major: Kinesiology Minor: Spanish language and Hispanic culture