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Scholarship Dr. Ramon Tallaj Foundation

The Dr. Ramon Tallaj Foundation scholarship recipients reflect geographic, economic, social and cultural diversity; mirroring the intrinsic dignity of the person as fundamental human right. The dignity of an individual cannot be denied.

In our foundation, we affirm the inalienable right to life, to family, to foster a social climate favorable to integral development, solidarity, and mutual appreciation.

Imagine and Build Hapiness

We do not know if this is the end of history or just the end of this history. Today, it seems that the “no future” stories that underpinned—especially in the 1960s—the emergence of postmodernity have come true because humanity is living through a moment of convulsions, uncertainty, and changes. We still do not know if we live in an era of change or a change of era.

About Us

At the Dr. Ramon Tallaj Foundation, we believe in funding the vision and dreams of talented Hispanic students, committed to the study of medicine and healthcare related fields in all corners of the U.S. and the World.

The Dr. Ramon Tallaj Foundation offers a variety of grants, scholarships and awards for students who have academic distinction. The Foundation is an entity who acts in a free, responsible, autonomous way; guided by ethical principles and respect for human dignity.

Our Mission

Inspired by the spirit of our Founder, Dr. Ramon Tallaj and his social vision of the medical profession; our mission is to work with talented young people of low socio-economic status to help train physicians, general surgeons and professionals in healthcare related fields.

The Dr. Ramon Tallaj Foundation strives to have a positive impact in the lives of outstanding individuals and the communities we serve. Learn more about how we transform healthcare through diversity, inclusion, and public engagement.


Sally Quinn


"Dr. Tallaj is a true visionary. He is a pioneer of healthcare reform in NYS and is dedicated to improving health outcomes for individuals living in the most marginalized communities of New York City. He has brought healthcare back to a neighborhood level and stressed the importance of cultural competency in primary care. I am most touched when I hear Dr. Tallaj speak in the community. You can hear and feel that he pours his heart into his work and is dedicated to helping others. He is constantly imagining new ways to create healthcare access for underserved communities in NYC.

The Dr. Ramon Tallaj Foundation is yet another wonderful initiative that will sponsor scholarships for young Dominican or Latino students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. A quality education in America should be a right, not a privilege, and Dr. Tallaj recognizes that steps must be taken to ensure equitable educational opportunities in Lain communities. A diverse workforce is imperative to the future of healthcare and Dr. Tallaj continues to serve as a trailblazer on programs that are making the healthcare system in NYS more equitable and just."

Ms. Marina Cruz


"Dr. Tallaj is without a doubt, a human being who fills our Latin community with great pride. He is an example of leadership and hard work, who has dedicated his entire career to work in the poorest neighborhoods of NYC, where he has made an outstanding job helping poor communities and immigrants.

He is a leader in the medical community and always cares about medical outcomes. He has also carried out humanitarian missions to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, showing us that his work, his compassion and his empathy extends beyond borders. Thank you Dr. Tallaj for inspiring us with your work, your passion, your kindness and for encourages us to work with and for our community."

Jacobo Peña, MD


“Dr. Ramon Tallaj is a true pillar of the New York medical community; he has made his life’s goal to improve access to better health care not only for the Latino community but also all underprivileged communities in the New York state and beyond. His multiple humanitarian missions to Latin American countries throughout the years have helped thousands.

Most recently humanitarian missions to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico have helped provide medical care to families that have lost it all during those devastating hurricanes that hit the Caribbean. It is a tremendous pleasure to work alongside with Dr. Tallaj, with his vision, his leadership and his support we will be able to achieve our goals in providing the best health care possible to those who need it no matter where they are or what language they speak.

Good is never enough when better is possible ”

Alexandro Damiron


Dr. Ramon Tallaj Foundation offers a variety of grants, scholarships, and awards to exceptional students with limited financial resources who want to study medicine, nursing, pharmacy or any other healthcare areas. This principle follows the commendable spirit of Dr. Ramon Tallaj who, for 30 years since his arrival to New York from his native Dominican Republic, has been the motivation and force that many of us have followed in our personal lives and our professional careers.

I have had the honor to work with Dr. Ramon Tallaj as the Chief of Staff in his non-for-profit organization SOMOS Community Care, which has been a key player in the healthcare reform in the State of New York. During this time, I have experienced firsthand how Dr. Tallaj’s endurance and leadership during the most difficult times have impacted the lives of thousands of Hispanic in New York. His strength and determination to make his own and other people’s dreams come true are remarkable.

Dr. Ramon Tallaj Foundation’s grants and scholarships are a fine opportunity to those hard-working students who want to move forward with their vision of improving the wellness and quality of life in our communities.

Dr. Tallaj dreams with a new cadre of young professionals in health care. He looks for visionaries ready to serve the most vulnerable and needed. 

Core Values

We are committed to the future!


a greater number of highly qualified Dominican/ Latino students to apply to medical schools.


to provide the support that will make possible the dreams of talented Dominican/Latino students.


outstanding young individuals of low socio-economic status in their dream to obtain a higher education in healthcare related fields.


the financial support offered by institutions (public or private) to carry out post graduate studies in healthcare disciplines.


family, friends and collaborators of the Foundation to challenge students to enhance their academic success.


The Dr. Ramon Tallaj Foundation is a federally designated Tax Exempt Organization under IRS Code 501 (c) 3. Donors can deduct contributions made to the Dr. Ramon Tallaj Foundation under IRS Section 170. We are also a registered Charity under the Laws of New York State.