WHAT IS THE SEROTONIN SURGE THRIVE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM?
Beginning in 2000, Serotonin Surge Charities has awarded college scholarships to high school seniors whose parents are members of the Kaiser Permanente family in the Roseville, Sacramento, and South Sacramento service areas. These young women and men embody the best of who we are and what we aspire to be. The first thirteen classes were called Maggi Carlile Scholars in memory of the daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Tony and Juli Carlile. In 2014 the awards were renamed the Serotonin Surge Thrive Scholarships. As of 2022, we have awarded 292 scholarships.
2023 Thrive Applications Are Now Available
Thank you for your interest in applying for the Thrive Scholarship. Applicants must be graduating senior children of Kaiser Permanente or TPMG employees in the Capital Service Area (Roseville, Sacramento, South Sacramento and their associated clinics). This scholarship is merit-based and approximately 12 applicants will be chosen to win a one-time award of $1000. Given the deep talent pool of the young men and women in the Kaiser Permanente family, we receive a generous number of applications from high achieving students. That being said, our selection committee looks not only for absolute achievement but also considers the distance traveled and obstacles overcome along the way.
The application form is relatively brief and can be found by clicking here. First, we need your contact information, some basics about your academic performance, and copies of your high school transcript and test scores. Second, we want to learn about your extracurricular activities and education and/or career goals. Finally, we give you the opportunity to write a brief essay about benevolence or resilience. The scholars will be notified in March, and we will host an in-person awards dinner on Sunday, May 7th.
Please return your application to: Tina Szura, c/o Kaiser Permanente, 1955 Cowell Blvd., Davis, CA 95618 by February 14, 2023. You can also email your completed application to Tina.email@example.com or fax it to 530-757-4104.
2022 Thrive Scholars. Front row L to R: Jessica Tseng (The Academy at Laurel Springs; UCLA), Taralyn Nguyen (Bella Vista; Stanford), Ashley Doctolero (Franklin; UCSD or San Diego State), Andrew Wong (Davis HS; UCSD), Avery Dobert (Ponderosa HS; University of Oregon). Back row L to R: Ally Wright (Whitney; BYU at Provo), Nicole Fentzke (Del Oro; UCLA), Elsa Hartman (Granite Bay HS; University of Virginia), Blake Bozzioni (Vacaville HS; Shasta College), Isaac Chambers (Franklin; UCLA), Jasmyn James (Capital Christian; UC Berkeley). Not pictured: Abrar Sadikeen (Al-Arqam College Prep; UC Davis).
2021: Alyanna Asuncion, Kate Carver, Elias Guzman, Megan Han, Katherine Lehrer, Anika Niednagel, Shay Sharma, Grace Simcock, Jonathan Stenger, William Tuter, Parker Van Ostrand, Nicholas Wang, Emily Wells.
2020: Brooke Bozzini, Darren Wong, Elliot Worledge, Gabrielle Calit, Gabrielle Camba, Ishan Amin, Jennifer Su, Madyson Noguchi, May Lin, Mia Beloney, Ray Fort, Trisha Cao.
2019: Maya Ha, Anneke Zegers, Anna Cohen, Abigail Lee, Sofia Nguyen, Hayley Rankin, Jordyn Centerwall, Daniel Chambers, Matthew Huh, Brendan Higgins, Adam Beckwith, Evan Zhong.
2018: Katherine Stenger, Sabina Mahavni, Allison Mayes, Isabel Nguyen, Julia Roberts, Matthew Hashimoto, Carson Flamm, Vyas Srinivasan, Ava Soesbe, Grace Babo, Meera Chakrabarti, and Samuel Frank.
2017: Gabrielle Zegers, Anjali Shrivastava, Melanie Wilson, Marissa Wong, Jessica Yeung, Neomi Parikh, Camille Locke, Remeuel Dupree, Sofia Hartman, Ayana Watkins, Vijay Srinivasan, Camryn Good, Allison Robinson.
2016: Ivy Liu, Kelly Sheffield, Sophie Huang, Kristi Capello, Sarita Brown, Kymani Smith, Sydney Vallee, Catherine Dugoni, Ganesh Giri, Vamsee Gangaram, Tanner Adams, Lauren Posey, Ryan Cerny.
2015: Zachery Hertz, Megan Odell, Hanna Hertz, Jordan Fox, Kylie Fong, Sonia Leca, Peyton Van Riper, Nebyu Yonas, Anika Mahavni, Madelyn Frank, Annina Hanlon, Sabrina Yum-Chan, Wesley Kao, Uma Desai, Moses Wolfe-Polgar.
2014: Allyn Margret Tabunda, Shane Green, Zaria Watkins, John Bovill, Eric Gylling, Marisa Rosales, Cortnie Meier-Welch, Samir Khan Townsley, Kenji Anzai, Kaitlyn Vitangcol, Martina Penalosa, and Ramandeep Singh.
2013: Josephine Jang, Kelly Jiang, Josephine Kao, Camille Andre, Julia Dasen, Alison Vogelsang, Chelsea Finch, Nick Paiva, Brad Wong, Andrew Towery, Andrew Keane, Mitchell Rosenberg, Gokul Asokan, Kristopher Jolly, Natalie Serdahl.
2012: Jennifer Wirt, Katie Sobeck, Mallory Barnes-Ohlson, Ellie Haugen, Julianna Struthers, Ravi Sharma, Madeline Ochi, Lindsey Wong, Rachael Vasquez, Vineeth Gangaram, Kevin Shi, Logan Thomsen, Jordan Gilles, Kunal Marwaha, Spencer Cho.
2011: Andrew Chen, Dominic DeMarco, Nikita Desai, Stephanie Golahi, Dorothy He, Dayna Isaacs, Ade Jackson, Joyce Lau, Gina Messer, Shane Ransbury, Diana Raveica, Thomas Weber, Stacey Wong.
2010: Pradhan Bhat, Samuel Bloom, Kathryn Bohn, Diane Browne, Corinne Johnston, Joshua Klem, Casey Leong, Emily Lipson, Gavin Moler, Matthew O’Brien, Teresa Palkowski, Cameron Santo, Sharonya Shrivastava
2009: Joshua Bardet, Christina Chow, Rachel Gyorffy, Matthew Jaehn, Alan Le, Robyn Leong, Julia Nguyen, Daniel O’Brien, Tegan Schmidt, Jeffrey Tamaru, Abigail Weber, Elaine West, Yssa Yap
2008: Tyler Chuck, Katie Dailey, Elaine FitzGibbon, Michelle Gloster, Rachel Gutmann, Katherine Henka, Lisa Inouye, Jaron Moler, Alyssa Ransbury, Emily Schoenhoff, Brooke Stevens, Laura Stewart, Brian Wong
2007: Rebecca Bobell, Christina Jenson, Janet Jin, Tyler Kern, Rachel Koh, Shemsa Morkoch, Rebecca Prock, Anthony Puccinelli, Sarah Rawls, Kyle Rimando, Emily Ross, Daniel Schwarz
2006: Lucy FitzGibbon, Brian Friederich, Shawnibr Gogia, Daniel Hart, Rachel Haynes, Shannon Kendal, Kaitlyn Kelly-Reif, Christine Lee, Colleen Lenahan, Keith Lui, Derek McCoy, Kevin Okimura, Keith Schwarz
2005: Jenny Calert, Jenna Chandler, Hannah Edber, Janelle Gyorffy, Jasmina Hamidovic, Susan Harris, Halsey Jakle, Alicia Kidd-Gonzales, Matthew Koh, Christina Maddox, Jason Patel, Jeremy Whiting, Krystine Yu
2004: Timothy Bardet, Samantha Berman, Jeffrey Blair, Anne Chang, Wendy Chiong, Gina DiGusto, Leslie Jacobe, Kimberly Halpin, Lesli Huey, Brian Inouye, Melissa Kirkpatrick, Kristen Palchak, Matthew Traub
2003: Henry Adams, James Astorga, Angela Bartholomew, Adrian Dokey, Mark Evans, Mariko Ferronato, Leah Fine, Terrence Frink, Ryan Hunter, Dana Leong, Charles Rayner, Rajan Sonik
2002: Melissa Allison , Emily Blodget, Caitlin Buggy, Matthew Cropp, Ryan Cummings, Nicole Gomez, Kevin Lui, Elisabeth Turner, Gina Warren, Erin Webb
2001: Eleanor Branch, Corey Cox, Binh Dao, Maureen Kiley, Edward Rayner, Julie Snider, Sonia Sonik, Ashley Svardal, Bethany Williams, Kimberly Yee
2000: James Blomo, Kyle Booterbaugh, Ravinder Gogia, Julie Green, Kilianne Kostlan, Brent Locsin, Bret Loughridge, Kellie Moorison, Eric Ostrem, Carolynn Rosales, Raven Schultz, Katy Steer, John Talaga.