Omni Family Health Awards $15,000 in Scholarships

Bakersfield, California. – May 11, 2022

Omni Family Health has proudly awarded $15,000 in college scholarships to 15 exceptional graduating high school students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. For 22 years, Omni Family Health has invested in our healthcare workforce, supporting future leaders, doctors, medical assistants, technicians, nurses, and more through a yearly scholarship program. To date, Omni has awarded 164 scholarships, a total of $164,000, to local graduating seniors.

“We want to wish all of the seniors completing their school education this year a very well deserved congratulations,” said Omni Family Health Chief Executive Officer, Francisco L. Castillon. “We look forward to the great success these students will achieve, not only in healthcare, but in all professions.”

“These scholarships are just one of the many ways Omni Family Health gives back to our local communities. It is an honor to review the many scholarship applications we receive each year and select those who are most deserving of the awards,” stated Omni Family Health Board Director and Scholarship Committee Chair Susan Watkins.

On behalf of the Omni Family Health Board of Directors and Executive Management Team, we would like to congratulate this deserving group of students who have demonstrated passion and excellence in their scholarship applications:

  • Maxine Alba, Centennial High School
  • Isabella Alvarez, McFarland High School
  • Davianna Diaz, McFarland High School
  • Madison Johnson, Sherman E. Burroughs High School
  • Brigitte Medina, Taft Union High School
  • Makenna Moseley, Centennial High School
  • Alexis Onsurez, Stockdale High School
  • April Park, Stockdale High School
  • Ella Parks, Bakersfield High School
  • Keilin Arrieta-Raya, Cesar E. Chavez High School
  • Nancy Hernandez Rivera, McFarland High School
  • Mone Rocha, Ridgeview High School
  • Alor Sahoo, Stockdale High School
  • Jeffrey Wilson, Ridgeview High School
  • Christopher Zavala, Liberty High School

The scholarships will be presented to students during award ceremonies at their respective schools. To be eligible for the scholarships, the students must have resided in or graduated in a school within an Omni Family Health service area. Awardees must also have expressed an interest in the healthcare profession, graduate the year an award is presented and have a GPA no less than 3.5. Letters of recommendation are also required from those familiar with the scholarship candidates.

Omni Family Health will be accepting 2023 scholarship applications early next year. To stay up to date with the latest information, visit our website at

About Omni Family Health

Omni Family Health is a growing network of 38 state-of-the-art health centers throughout Kern, Kings, Tulare, and Fresno counties. Since 1978, Omni has provided high-quality primary and preventative healthcare to individuals and families in our communities, including comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral health services. Omni’s committed provider and staff team promote regular and continuous care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay as a mission-driven organization. Each year, nearly 150,000 patients are cared for by Omni’s exceptional team of board-certified providers specializing in a broad range of primary and specialty care services.
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Media Contact: Michelle Lyday, Director of Communications
Omni Family Health
(661) 619-0267

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