The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) wishes to encourage young people to consider the health care industry when making their career choices. Accordingly, the Board of Directors voted to continue this scholarship program for FY 2021-22.

2021-2022 Winners

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our March 18th board meeting to celebrate our high school health career scholarship winners! We are excited to share photos of each graduate/winner that was able to join our ceremony.

Please feel free to download photos for private or public use.

GHD appropriated scholarship funds to be awarded to graduates of high schools within the boundaries of the District during school year 2021-22. On March 18th, at the GHD Board Meeting, the following winners received their awards:

SchoolPrimary AwardWinner NameSecondary AwardWinner Name
Christian Unified High$3,300Lily Griffing$1,650Allie Buchman
Diego Valley Charter$3,300Salinas Hermez$1,650Aleksa Medina
El Cajon Valley$3,300Steela Marooki$1,650Masar Shakir
El Capitan$3,300Sophia Morton$1,650Jackson Crist
Foothills Christian High$3,300Zoe Meldrum$1,650Micah Concepcion
Granite Hills$3,300Gwendolyn McLaughlin$1,650Grace Gosnell
Grossmont$3,300Emily Rivas$1,650Jessie Kim
Grossmont Middle College$3,300Tatyana Ali$1,650Joy Hamama
Helix Charter$3,300Amya Matthewson$1,650Claire Tran
IDEA Center High$3,300Vianney Cuevas$1,650Jullinda Jameson
Innovation High (Lakeside)$3,300Kylie Glass$1,650Elizabeth Pena Renteria
Innovation High (Lemon Grove)$3,300Isabella Russell$1,650 Melissa Vazquez
Liberty Charter High$3,300Bethany Mapes$1,650 Sierra Battah
Monte Vista$3,300Diego Mendoza$1,650 Yerlin (Annika) Everson
Mount Miguel$3,300Valerie Portillo Suarez$1,650Kayla Petersen
Mountain Empire$3,300Rose Johnson$1,650Mariyah Weldy
Patrick Henry$3,300Lauren Schalik$1,650Jamie Mittleman
River Valley Charter School$3,300Phoebe Chaffee$1,650Rebecca Hofheinz
Santana$3,300Fabyanna Zora$1,650Estabraq Al Khalaf
Steele Canyon Charter$3,300Rita Kamal$1,650Amiya German
Valhalla$3,300Carl Purisima$1,650Mora Azimi
West Hills$3,300Jacob Rhodes$1,650Isabella Cervantes

The criteria adopted by the Board (FY2021-2022):

  1. Private and charter schools with at least 10 graduating seniors for the current year are eligible.
  2. Nominees shall be selected from among June 2022 graduates residing within the
    Grossmont Healthcare District.
  3. Nominations will be submitted to GHD no later than Friday, February 11, 2022 by school authorities. The Senior Class Advisor/Counselor will ordinarily be the nominating authority.
  4. Each school may nominate a “primary” recipient and a “secondary” recipient, each of whom shall be considered for the cash awards listed above. Nominees shall be selected from among students planning to pursue health care careers at the college level. The nominating authority may accept at face value the student’s assertion that he/she intends to pursue a health care career. The term “health care career” shall be broadly interpreted to include not only the healing arts, but also those non-traditional careers recognized by the State of California for which citizens may legally seek assistance for illness, injury or disease.
  5. Nominees shall have earned, as of the completion of the first semester of their senior year, no less than a 3.0 cumulative grade point average based on a scale of 4.0 as grade “A”.
  1. Economic need is not a criterion for award. However, the nominating authority may, at his/her sole discretion, use “economic disadvantage” as a “tiebreaker”. The nomination authority may also use as a “tiebreaker” consideration of those students not receiving an award from any other scholarship program.
  2. Nominations shall be considered according to applicable Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination laws. All eligible students shall be fairly considered.
  3. The school shall agree to make the availability of these scholarships known to all eligible students.
  4. Nominees will be asked to participate in a public ceremony at which the nominees will be recognized (see below).
  5. Monies will be awarded to students upon proof of successful completion of:
    a. One semester of college classes – completed following graduation from high school – with a minimum of 9 units and no less than a 2.0 grade point average; or
    b. A certificate program at the Grossmont Health Occupations Center.

    Student needs to submit a copy of their transcript along with their name and address to the District for processing of payment.