The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship Fund was originally made possible through surplus funds from services donated by local physicians participating in the Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine Clinics sponsored by the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society in 1963. It was at that time the Society began to invest the vaccine proceeds in a bond dedicated to helping area residents finance their medical education. The Medical Student Scholarship Fund expanded in 2016 with the establishment of the Paul J. Rosenberg Medical Student Scholarship. This fund was established to award annually to the scholar or scholars that best embody the qualities of compassion, high academic achievement and community service. A scholar or scholars from the pool of SSVMS Medical Student Scholarship Fund applicants will be selected for the Paul J. Rosenberg Medical Student Scholarship.