Scholarship Awards Program

Dr. Felix Agcaoili Memorial Scholar

Dr. Ester Kotowski and the Scholars at the 47th Anniversary Gala

Dr. Jose Rodriguez Memorial Scholar
President Scholar

The PMSNC Scholarship Awards Program was created in 1986 by Dr. Lourdes Olivares-Agcaoili at the request of PMSNC President Dr. William Candelario. The scholarship awards are granted to three Filipino American students every year. A scholarship committee selects the awardees based on their financial need and scholastic rating. Originally, the society held annual fundraising campaigns to fund the scholarship grants, until 1989 when Dr. Jose Rodriquez established the PMSNC Scholarship Endowment Fund. The goal was to raise and invest $50,000 and use the dividends as the source of the scholarship grants. $27,540 of the initial amount was donated to the Endowment Fund in honor of the late Dr. Felix Agcaoili.

The three scholarship awards today are the "Dr. Felix Agcaoili Memorial Scholarship", the "Dr. Jose Rodriguez Scholarship" and the "President Scholarship". Each grant is $3,000.

Dr. Lourdes Agcaoilli & Dr. Jose Rodrguez

From left to right: Dr. Lourdes Agcaoili, Mrs. Lora Rodrguez (widow of Dr. Jose L. Rodriguez), Dr. Tony Abiog and Dr. Peter Bretan, Jr.

Dr. Lourdes Agcaoilli & Mrs. Lora Rodrguez

From left to right: The late Dr. Gene Balbuena, Dr. Robert Ang, the late Dr. Jose L. Rodriquez and Dr. Lourdes Agcaoili.


  • Applicant must be an American of Filipino heritage
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled at an accredited medical school in Northern California (UCSF, UCD and Stanford University)

Criteria for eligibility is also based on a student's financial need and scholastic rating.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship grant, fill out an application form online.