UCLA Leaders of Tomorrow Scholars with Dr. Clarence Braddock (back row, far left) and Dr. Kelsey Martin (back row, far right), and Drs. Eric Esrailian (FEL ’06) and Linda Baum (RES ’89) (midde row, far right).
On November 24, 2015, recipients of the UCLA Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship — a full-tuition, merit-based award currently supporting nearly 40 medical students at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA — gathered for dinner with faculty leaders. The annual dinner, held in the Gonda (Goldschmied) Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center, recognized the accomplishments of the scholars supported by this gift and provided a forum for students to engage with school leaders.
The scholarship, created in 2012 by an anonymous donor and since supported by others, has given aspiring physicians, scientists and community change-agents the gift of pursuing their dreams unburdened by debt. Beyond the financial benefits, the award serves as inspiration and encouragement for its recipients. “It has been such an honor to be a Leaders of Tomorrow Scholar,” says Rebecca Citron, Class of 2017. “[It] has made me feel responsible for making the most of my time as a medical student and future physician and to push myself to try to make a difference. I want to live up to the name ‘Leader of Tomorrow.’”
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