The ALMA goals cannot be achieved
without your support!

ALMA is committed to serving our community in several ways. We are increasing the number of Latino healthcare professionals through mentorship programs and scholarship awards. We provide preventive medical care and education through health clinics around the state of Arizona. We provide access to lower cost, quality healthcare to uninsured and underinsured families through our MedCard Program.

Donate – Scholarship & Endowment

ALMA provides scholarships to Latino students pursuing healthcare careers. Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in an Arizona public or private university professional program, and who intend to practice in Arizona. You can support ALMA’s mission by donating to our Scholarship fund. ALMA is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation.

The 2022 ALMA Gala will be held on Saturday, December 3, at The McCormick, in Scottsdale, AZ.

The annual ALMA Gala hopes to achieve the following objectives:

• Commemorate the founding of ALMA;
• Gather the ALMA Members and our friends;
• Introduce the ALMA scholarship recipients; and Raise funds to provide health careers scholarships, provide support for wellness initiatives and grow the ALMA Endowment Fund.

If not us who?
If not now when?

The 2021 ALMA Gala was held on December 5, 2021, at The McCormick, in Scottsdale, AZ.

The annual ALMA Gala hopes to achieve the following objectives:

• Commemorate the founding of ALMA;
• Gather the ALMA Members and our friends;
• Introduce the ALMA scholarship recipients; and Raise funds to provide health careers scholarships, provide support for wellness initiatives and grow the ALMA Endowment Fund.

If not us who?
If not now when?

Click the image above to view a collection of photos captured at the ALMA Gala 2021.

ALMA 2019 Health Career Awards

Medical student scholarship recipients received $2,000 each from Program Year 2000 to 2013. Starting in 2014 they receive $2,500 as does the UA MedStart Programs. The UA Medical School Phoenix Campus recipients received $5,000 per year from 2014 ending in 2018 through a joint matching program.

Award recipients must attend the awards presentation or the scholarship will be withdrawn. Award will be presented at the ALMA Gala. Student must be present at 6:00 PM.

Due to the pandemic, The ALMA application process has been suspended for 2020 and 2021

1998

MS III Fred Johnson Midwestern University
MS II Alain Coppel University of Arizona
MS I Celinda Rangel University of Arizona


1999

Dr. Charles A. Bejarano Memorial Scholarships To be awarded annually in honor and remembrance of deceased Charter Member

MS II Marlene Rodriquez University of Arizona
MS I Gail Del Carmen Guerrero-Tucker University of Arizona


2000

Dr. Charles A. Bejarano Memorial Scholarship

MS II Jesse Daniel Bracamonte Midwestern University
Dr. Edgar H. Hernández Scholarship

MS IV (Albert) Tony Ramirez University of Arizona
Raoul & Lucy Carmona Memorial Scholarship

MS I Julissa Ochoa University of Arizona
MS I Xena Frisby University of Arizona


2001

Dr. Charles A. Bejarano Memorial Scholarships

MS II Jennyfer Faridy Docco University of Arizona
MS III Abram A. Aguilar University of Arizona
PH I Claudia Vargas Midwestern University
Dr. Edgar H. Hernández Scholarship

MS II Keren E. Cedillos University of Arizona


2002

Dr. Charles A. Bejarano Memorial Scholarships

MS IV Jesse Daniel Bracamonte Midwestern University
MS I Anthony Hugo Chavez University of Arizona
MS I Danielle Rae Rios University of Arizona
NP I Veronica Vital Arizona State University (Family Practice Nurse Practitioner)
Southern Arizona Physicians Scholarship

MS I Felipe R. Perez University of Arizona
Dr. Edgar H. Hernández Scholarship

MS III Julio Cesar Garcia University of Arizona


2003

Dr. Charles A. Bejarano Memorial Scholarship

MS IV Julio Cesar Garcia University of Arizona
Edgar H. Hernández, M.D. Scholarship

MS II Lucina Avila Midwestern University
Ernesto Gutierrez, M.D. & Xavier Martinez, M.D. Southern Arizona Physicians Scholarship

MS II Felipe R. Perez University of Arizona


2004

PH I Brenda Martinez-Castellanos Midwestern University
MS III Lucina Avila Kidd Midwestern University
MS III Felipe R. Perez University of Arizona
MS IV Julissa Ochoa-Buck* University of Arizona
*Awarded additional $2,000 by Southern Arizona Physicians, Ernesto Gutierrez, M.D. and Xavier Martinez, M.D. at Tucson Hispanic Coalition meeting 12/10/04. Dr. Charles A. Bejarano Memorial Scholarship

MS III Danielle Rios University of Arizona
Oscar Gluck Memorial Scholarship

MS III Santiago M. Cornejo University of Arizona


2005

PH II Brenda Martinez-Castellanos Midwestern University
MS IV Lucina Avila Kidd Midwestern University
MS I José Anaya University of Arizona
MS I Irene A. Gutierrez University of Arizona
MS II Mario Diego Teran University of Arizona
Med-Start Program for high school students.
Dr. Charles A. Bejarano Memorial Scholarship

MS I Tomas Acuña University of Arizona


2006

MS II Minerva Angélica Romero Arenas University of Arizona
MS II Irene A. Gutierrez University of Arizona
PH III Brenda Castellanos MidWestern University
PhD Veronica Vital, RN, NP UA College of Nursing
Med-Start Program for high school students.
Dr. Charles A. Bejarano Memorial Scholarships

MS I Thomas Acuña University of Arizona
MS I Edourado E. Rivera University of Arizona
MS III Mario Diego Teran University of Arizona


2007

Dr. Charles A. Bejarano Memorial Scholarship

MS III Thomas Acuña University of Arizona
Dr. Daniel De La Pava, Memorial Scholarship

MS II Juan Ramon Hernandez University of Arizona
MS II Lilia Pinedo University of Arizona
MS III Minerva Angélica Romero Arenas University of Arizona
BS Nursing Erika Rodriquez ASU College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation
Med-Start Program for high school students.


2008

MS I Claudia Lizeth Chavez University of Arizona
MS III Raquel Irene Cisneros University of Arizona
MS III Juan Ramon Hernandez University of Arizona
MS III Patricia L. Olaya University of Arizona
MS IV Minerva Angélica Romero Arenas University of Arizona
Associate in Nursing Maria De Jesus Madrigal South Mountain and Gateway Community Colleges
Med-Start Program for high school students.


2009

MS IV Tomás Acuña University of Arizona
MS IV Raquel Irene Cisneros University of Arizona
MS IV Juan Ramon Hernández University of Arizona
MS IV Lilia Pinedo University of Arizona
MS IV Edouardo Rivera University of Arizona
NP Eva S. Mijares, RN University of Phoenix
Med-Start Program for high school students.


2010

MS I Gabrielle Brown University of Arizona
MS IV Efrain Cubillo University of Arizona
MS III Juliet Peña University of Arizona
Intern Eduardo Rivera University of Ariozna
MS IV Jessica Serrano University of Arizona
RN Graciella Parra Phoenix College
Med-Start Program for high school students.


2011

OMS II Claudia A. Alvarez A.T. Still University School of (Awarded $1,000) Osteopathic Medicine

OMS II Roxana Rodriquez A.T. Still University School of (Awarded $500) Osteopathic Medicine

MS I •Eduardo Alcántar, Jr. University of Arizona (Arizona Lottery)

MS I •Nina Lara University of Arizona

MS II Angel Ramon Lopez University of Arizona

MS III Andrea G. Aguirre University of Arizona

MS IV Carlo Guerrero University of Arizona

PharmD I Kellie Vasquez University of Arizona

RN Lorena Sanchez Phoenix Community College

Med-Start Program for high school students

* UA College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus matched the ALMA $2,000 award.


2012

OMS III Claudia A. Alvarez A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine

PA J. Guadalupe Gallo A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine

OMS III Mohammad Lqbal Naqvi A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Nursing Liliana Reynosa Bilingual Fellowship Program Phoenix College

MS II Eduardo Alcántar UA College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus

MS I Ana Casanova UA College of Medicine, Tucson Campus

MS II *Nina Lara UA College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus

MS II Juan Arturo Siordia UA College of Medicine, Tucson Campus

Med-Start Program for high school students – Phoenix & Tucson

UA College of Medicine, Phoenix & Tucson matched the ALMA scholarships provided to their students thus doubling their award to $4,000.


2013

West Coast Ultrasound Institute and ALMA started a scholarship match program for their students.

$1,000 award to Raúl Polanco.

Grand Canyon University Nursing Programs:

BSNRachel Garcia Perez

Family NPMonica Rangel, RN

UA College of Medicine – Tucson:

MS IIJessica Perez

MS IVPablo Amador Sanchez

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix:

MS IIINina Lara

MS IEduardo Salazar receives a joint $20,000 scholarship – ($5,000 per year for four years) from ALMA and the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.

ASU Scottsdale Healthcare Graduate Education/University of Guadalajara School of Medicine:

MS IIIShirley Mori

Med-Start Program for high school students – Phoenix & Tucson

2014

The ALMA Scholarships were $2,500 each this year.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson:

MS II Francisco Andrade, Jr.

MS II Alfonso Robles

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix 4 year $20,000 scholarships. The University matches the ALMA award of $2,500 over a 4 year period.

MS I Maricruz Cisneros

MS II Eduardo Salazar

Universidad Autonomo de Guadalajara, Mexico & Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital

MS IV Daniel Contreras Alcántar

Grand Canyon University Nursing Programs:

Maricela Robles

Northern Arizona University/Mesa Community College:

Maria E. Curbelo

MedStart Program for high school students – Phoenix & Tucson

West Coast Ultrasound Institute & ALMA – Raúl Polanco ($1,000)


2015

West Coast Ultrasound Institute and ALMA scholarship match program for their students.

$1,000 award to Michelle Leon.

The following ALMA Scholarships were $2,500 each this year.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson:

MS I Valeria Leon Risemberg

MS I Karen Michelle Rico

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix 4 year $20,000 scholarships. The University matches the ALMA award of $2,500 over a 4 year period.

MS I Monica Patricia Gomez Lopez

MS II Maricruz Cisneros

MS III Eduardo Salazar

MedStart & Diversity Initiatives Grant to UA College of Medicine Tucson $2,000

Summer Scrubs Program Grant to UA College of Medicine

Phoenix $2,000


2016

West Coast Ultrasound Institute and ALMA scholarship match program for their students. Two $1,000 awards

Leticia Gomez

Gladys Ayala Nuñez

The following ALMA Scholarships were $2,500 each.

MS II Valeria Leon Risemberg, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

MS II Yadira Villalvazo, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

MS I Bernardo Chavira, MidWestern University

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix 4 year $20,000 scholarships. The University matches the ALMA award of $2,500 over a 4 year period.

MS I Monica Patricia Gomez Lopez

MS II Maricruz Cisneros

MS III Eduardo Salazar

Family Nurse Practitioner Program Arizona State University

Karla Cabrera, RN, MSN

MedStart & Diversity Initiatives Grant to UA College of Medicine Tucson $2,500

Summer Scrubs Program Grant to UA College of Medicine – Phoenix $2,500


2017

West Coast Ultrasound Institute and ALMA scholarship match program for their students. One $1,000 award

Mariah Zamora, Silver City New Mexico

The following ALMA Scholarships were $2,500 each.

MS II Guadalupe Davila, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

MS II Ivan O. Aispuro Galindo, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

MS IV Angel A. Sandoval, International School of Medicine,

Jalisco, Mexico – Clinical Rotations Abrazo West Campus

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix 4 year $20,000 scholarships. The University matches the ALMA award of $2,500 over a 4 year period.

MS III Monica Patricia Gomez Lopez

MS IV Maricruz Cisneros – Award placed on hold pending her

return to school.

$2,500 Award – UA Nursing Program – First Year

Wilfredo Rodriguez, ASU BA of Science in Biology

MedStart & Diversity Initiatives Grant to UA Health Sciences Hispanic

Center for Excellence, Tucson $2,500

Summer Scrubs Program Grant to UA College of Medicine

Phoenix $2,500

Nursing Scholarship Provided at Annual National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Phoenix Chapter – $1,500

$1,000 Allocated to Leadership Development, Administered by Dr. Barbara Garcia, Liaison to Latino Medical Association, UA College

of Medicine Phoenix


2018

$2,500 Medical Student Scholarship, UA College of Medicine Tucson
Karen Penelope Ibarra, MS II, San Luis, Arizona.
Ramon Jauregui, MS I, Phoenix, Arizona.

$20,000 Joint Four-Year Award, UA College of Medicine Phoenix
Monica Patricia Gomez Lopez, MS IV, Avondale, Arizona.

$5,000 Joint One-Year Award, ALMA Match Provided by Lopez Schulz Family
Celina G. Virgen, MS I, Tucson, Arizona.

$1,500 Joint Award – ALMA Match, West Coast Ultrasound Institute I
Yarleny Tovar, Mountain Ridge High School, Glendale, Arizona


2019

$2,500 Medical Student Scholarship, UA College of Medicine Tucson
Eduardo Quiñones Zanabria, MS II, Westwood High School, Mesa, Arizona.
Cassandra Villa, MS II, Flowing Wells High School, Tucson, Arizona.

$2,500 Medical Student Scholarship , UA College of Medicine Phoenix
Fatima Esquivel, MS IV, Camelback High School, Phoenix, Arizona.
Jorge P. Gonzalez, MS I, Nogales, High School, Nogales, Arizona.

$2,000 Joint Award, West Coast Ultrasound Institute
Fernando Fernandez-Zavala, Colegio de Bachilleres del Estado de Sonora, Mexico.


2020

ALMA Gala cancelled due to Covid19 restrictions


2021

$2,500 Awards: UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
MS III Alina Maria Martinez, Silverado High School, Las Vegas, Nevada and ASU undergraduate.

$2,500 Award – UA College of Medicine – Tucson
MS III Francisco J. Romo, Douglas High School, Douglas, AZ.
MS II Brenda Valencia, University High School, Tucson, AZ.

The ALMA education dinner is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 6:00 PM Program Moderated by: Virgilio Evidente MD – Director, Movement Disorders Center of Arizona

*Topic:
“Making a difference for patients with Tardive Dyskinesia: Proactively recognizing and treating an overlooked disorder.”.

Please RSVP to Elizabeth Gray – (602) 647-0550
beth.gray@tevapham.com

Please name healthcare providers attending.

Meeting Site:
At Morton’s Steakhouse
15233 N. Kierland Boulevard
Scottsdale, Az
(480) 951-4440

2022 FREE COMMUNITY LIVER HEALTH SCREENING (Imaging $300 value)

CLICK HERE for more information

Who:
Any person with fatty liver, diabetes, or high cholesterol.

What:
100% FREE fatty liver screening using non invasive, FibroScan imaging. PLEASE FAST FOR 4 HOURS (water only) to get accurate reading.

How:
Call (480) 470-4000 to register for the event and schedule your appointment.
CLICK HERE for more information.

When/Where:
Saturdays – 8:00am 12:00pm.

AZ Liver Health – Peoria
15396 N 83rd Ave, Bldg E
Peoria, AZ 85381
Jul. 16 – Sept. 10

AZ Liver Health – Chandler
2201 W Fairview St, Suite 9
Chandler, AZ 85224
Jul. 23 – Sept. 17

AZ Liver Health – Tucson
1601 N Swan Rd. Bldg B
Tucson, AZ 85712
Jul. 30 – Sept. 24


2022 Gratis para la comunidad Examen de salud del hígado (Fibroescaneo con un valor de $300)

HAGA CLIC AQUI para más información.

Quién:
Cualquier persona con hígado graso, diabetes, o colesterol alto.

Qué:
Examen de salud del hígado 100% gratis usando tecnología no invasiva de Fibroescaneo. Por favor no coma por 4 horas (solo agua) para obtener imágenes precisas.

Cómo:
Llame al (480) 470-4000 para regístrate para el evento y para programar su cita.
HAGA CLIC AQUI para más información.

Cuándo/Dónde:
Sábados – 8:00am 12:00pm.

AZ Liver Health – Peoria
15396 N 83rd Ave. Bldg E
Peoria, AZ 85381
Jul. 16 – Sept. 10

AZ Liver Health – Chandler
2201 W Fairview St , Suite 9
Chandler, AZ 85224
Jul. 23 – Sept. 17

AZ Liver Health – Tucson
1601 N Swan Rd. Bldg B
Tucson, AZ 85712
Jul. 30 – Sept. 24