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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter


Welcome to the PSR/Sacramento Website

PSR/Sacramento is a non-profit, educational organization of health care professionals and other concerned citizens committed to the following goals:

 

Make Reservations Now to Attend the October 25 Annual Dinner

Featuring Australian Human Rights Medal Winner Rebecca Peters

Speaking on Gun Violence from an International Perspective

 

Learn how, following the 1996 mass shooting in the Australian resort town of Port Arthur, Ms. Peters and her colleagues were able to enact a nation-wide ban on ownership of assault weapons in just 13 days! For more details, go to the Upcoming Events page. Click on this link to make reservations for the dinner.

 

PSR/Sacramento Congratulates Winners in 2015 High School Scholarship Essay Contest

 

We received 170 entries this year from high school seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties describing their thoughts on the words of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who said, "The world is over-armed, and peace is under-funded." The winners in this year's contest, chosen by a panel of distinguished judges at the essay contest finals on April 26, are:

First Place ($3,000 Scholarship)

Goody Walowit - South Tahoe High School, South Lake Tahoe

 

Second Place ($2,500 Scholarship)

Sierra Berry - George Washington Carver High School, Sacramento

 

Third Place ($2,000 Scholarship)

Sara Chang - Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin

 

Other Finalists ($1,000 Scholarship Each)

Samuel Cowdery - Seven Pillars Academy, Shingle Springs

Amy Dao - C.K. McClatchy Senior High School, Sacramento

Summer Ghaith - Pleasant Grove High School, Elk Grove

Sonali Gupta - Mira Loma High School, Sacramento

Karina Kauffman - Oak Ridge High School, El Dorado Hills

Elijah Ortega - John F. Kennedy High School, Sacramento

Rebeca Rico-Chavez - Keema High School, Sacramento

Lydia Tahraoui - Rocklin High School, Rocklin

(Click on the student's name to read his or her essay.)

 

This is the 11th consecutive year that PSR/Sacramento has offered the high school scholarship essay contest. The essays of past scholarship essay contest winners can be read on the Essay Contest Page of this website. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we've been able to give out over $100,000 in scholarship awards over the past decade. Please go to the Donation Page if you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the essay contest fund. One hundred percent of contributions to the essay contest fund go directly to the students.