Grossmont Healthcare District will award five scholarships for the Behavioral Health Scholarship in the amount of $10,000, to be awarded to students in a post-baccalaureate program (eligible degrees listed below). (Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to reapply.)


  1. Must be Must be a current resident or currently employed within the Grossmont Healthcare District (and have been so for a minimum of one year); OR must have graduated from a high school within the GHD. (ID/utility bill, letter from employer, or name of high school must be provided.)
  2. Must provide evidence of acceptance or registration in a post-baccalaureate program (see eligible degrees below). Please contact us if your degree or field is not listed. Please also provide Faculty Advisor name, phone and email.
  3. Must provide no more than two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references in healthcare settings.
  4. A completed cover page must accompany your submission – unless submitted online (cover page found here).

Note: All of the above must be met or application will not be eligible for review. This award is for individuals who are advancing their career in behavioral health by pursuing a graduate degree, as follows:

Eligible Degrees

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW)
  • Master’s Degree (M.S. or M.A.) in a behavioral health-related field (psychology, counseling psychology, marriage or family therapy, etc).
  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in a field of psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in nursing with specialized focus on psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

*Please contact us if your degree or field is not listed above.

Submission Deadline

The 2021-2022 application period is now closed. A ceremony for the scholarship winners will be held on the May 20 Board Meeting.