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 2020-2021.

GHD allocated scholarship funds to be awarded to graduates of high schools within the boundaries of the District during school year 2020-2021. Below are the winners of the FY 2020-2021 cycle. For winners specific to the Grossmont Union High School District, visit the winner page here:

SchoolPrimary AwardSecondary Award
Christian Unified High$3,300 – Liberty Ramos$1,650 – Hannah Kronzer
Diego Valley Charter$3,300 – Basima Albana$1,650 – Mina Mohammed
El Cajon Valley$3,300 – Marleen Odeesho$1,650 – Maryam Alodeesh
El Capitan$3,300 – Megan Zink$1,650 – Raeann Jessee
Foothills Christian High$3,300 – Jazmin Brown$1,650 – Trinity Atherton
Granite Hills$3,300 – Sandra Ajja$1,650 – Makena Chase
Grossmont$3,300 – Leslie Sanchez Lagunas$1,650 – Sidra Alsawaf
Grossmont Middle College$3,300 – Alex Cervantes$1,650 – Julia Martinez
Helix Charter$3,300 – Alec Maraziti$1,650 – Ella Ryan
IDEA Center High$3,300 – Rafael Camacho$1,650 – Sydney Palmer
Innovation High (Lakeside)$3,300 – Jazmine Curtis$1,650 – Nykilee Bearden
Innovation High (Lemon Grove)$3,300 – Alexa Gonzalez$1,650 – Brinesha Smith
Liberty Charter High$3,300 – Loreen Samaan$1,650 – Maria Gautane
Monte Vista$3,300 – Aliyah Richardson$1,650 – Zauhria Hyche
Mount Miguel$3,300 – Jennifer Vergera Marcelo$1,650 – Chery Phey San Jose
Mountain Empire$3,300 – Meghan Damery$1,650 – Rianna Prince
Patrick Henry$3,300 – Zachary Duke Shireling$1,650 – Kristen Gunter
River Valley Charter School$3,300 – Grace Heller$1,650 – Jocelyn Willis
Santana$3,300 – Keiko-Elaisa Oli$1,650 – Adrian De Anda
Steele Canyon Charter$3,300 – Tamara Jamil$1,650 – Zaid Kamal
Valhalla$3,300 – Rivada Orahin$1,650 – Neaam Dawood
West Hills$3,300 – Ryann Gideon$1,650 – Lauren Schraeder

The criteria adopted by the Board (FY2020-2021):

  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 2021 graduates residing within the Grossmont Healthcare District.
  3. Nominations will be submitted to the GHD Board by school authorities no later than Friday, February 5, 2021. 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”.
  6. 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.
  7. Nominations shall be considered according to applicable Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination laws. All eligible students shall be fairly considered.
  8. The school shall agree to make the availability of these scholarships known to all eligible students.
  9. Nominees will be asked to participate in a public ceremony at which the nominees will be recognized (see below).
  10. Monies will be awarded to students upon proof of successful completion of: a) one semester of college classes with a minimum of 9 units and no less than a 2.0 grade point average; or b) a certificate program at the Health Occupations Center. At that time the student needs to submit a copy of their transcript along with their name and address for processing of payment to the District.

Recipients will be recognized at the regular GHD monthly board meeting on March 19, 2021. Due to the continued risk of COVID-19, additional information will be provided about this meeting format closer to that time.

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