The Palo Alto Medical Foundation has given Eduardo Bent, a recent Mountain View High School graduate who wants to become a doctor, $20,000 to attend a four-year university so that he can start pursuing his medical career.
PAMF physicians gave a total of $60,000 in three "Pre-Medical Scholarships" to local students, who are all committed to becoming physicians. The other two recipients attend Menlo-Atherton High School and East Side Preparatory in East Palo Alto.
"This scholarship provides financial assistance to outstanding scholars who have overcome significant hardships to pursue their dreams of becoming physicians, and who have demonstrated their desire to give back to the community," said Dr. Rebecca Leon of the PAMF Pre-Med Scholarship Committee in a press release.
Bent will start at Santa Clara University in the fall, and plans to go into primary care medicine or radiology.