Western University of Health Sciences


Annual Report on Giving



WesternU students and alumni appreciate all who support their education. Read about the impact scholarships have made in their education and in their lives. Your contributions continue to leave a lasting impact on our current and future healers.


Shogo Kono

"As I continue my journey on this career path, I have found comfort and pleasure in serving the patients I interact with and forming valuable relationships with the community around me. Going forward, I hope to continue working on my professional and clinical skills while I endeavor to improve the health of the patients I will serve in the future. This scholarship will relieve some of the financial burdens I have accumulated on this journey and allow me to move forward on my path to becoming the best pharmacist that I can be.”

Shogo Kono, College of Pharmacy Class of 2023

"My end goal after optometry school is to help my underserved community and give them the resources they need. This scholarship has just added more motivation for me to become the best health care professional I know I can be. Thank you again.”

Oriana Lopez, College of Optometry Class of 2025

"Through organizing free dental clinics, working with faculty and community leaders, and challenging myself to improve my Spanish speaking skills to communicate more effectively with my patients, I learned how to better provide culturally competent care. It has been rewarding to see the positive impact these outreach efforts have had on these communities and I plan to stay involved in community dentistry.”

College of Dental Medicine alumna Jenny Nguyen, DMD '21

"From assisting my fellow classmates in the curriculum as a tutor to providing free medical services to the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas, I am tremendously pleased to give back and provide my support to others as this scholarship will do for me. This greatly impacts and relieves the financial burdens I face on my path in medical school. I hope in the near future to pay it forward and help many students in similar situations as mine achieve their goals."

Jacqueline Sandoval, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Class of 2022