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.
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.
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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:
|School||Primary Award||Winner Name||Secondary Award||Winner Name|
|Christian Unified High||$3,300||Lily Griffing||$1,650||Allie Buchman|
|Diego Valley Charter||$3,300||Salinas Hermez||$1,650||Aleksa Medina|
|El Cajon Valley||$3,300||Steela Marooki||$1,650||Masar Shakir|
|El Capitan||$3,300||Sophia Morton||$1,650||Jackson Crist|
|Foothills Christian High||$3,300||Zoe Meldrum||$1,650||Micah Concepcion|
|Granite Hills||$3,300||Gwendolyn McLaughlin||$1,650||Grace Gosnell|
|Grossmont||$3,300||Emily Rivas||$1,650||Jessie Kim|
|Grossmont Middle College||$3,300||Tatyana Ali||$1,650||Joy Hamama|
|Helix Charter||$3,300||Amya Matthewson||$1,650||Claire Tran|
|IDEA Center High||$3,300||Vianney Cuevas||$1,650||Jullinda Jameson|
|Innovation High (Lakeside)||$3,300||Kylie Glass||$1,650||Elizabeth Pena Renteria|
|Innovation High (Lemon Grove)||$3,300||Isabella Russell||$1,650||Melissa Vazquez|
|Liberty Charter High||$3,300||Bethany Mapes||$1,650||Sierra Battah|
|Monte Vista||$3,300||Diego Mendoza||$1,650||Yerlin (Annika) Everson|
|Mount Miguel||$3,300||Valerie Portillo Suarez||$1,650||Kayla Petersen|
|Mountain Empire||$3,300||Rose Johnson||$1,650||Mariyah Weldy|
|Patrick Henry||$3,300||Lauren Schalik||$1,650||Jamie Mittleman|
|River Valley Charter School||$3,300||Phoebe Chaffee||$1,650||Rebecca Hofheinz|
|Santana||$3,300||Fabyanna Zora||$1,650||Estabraq Al Khalaf|
|Steele Canyon Charter||$3,300||Rita Kamal||$1,650||Amiya German|
|Valhalla||$3,300||Carl Purisima||$1,650||Mora Azimi|
|West Hills||$3,300||Jacob Rhodes||$1,650||Isabella Cervantes|
The criteria adopted by the Board (FY2021-2022):
- Private and charter schools with at least 10 graduating seniors for the current year are eligible.
- Nominees shall be selected from among June 2022 graduates residing within the
Grossmont Healthcare District.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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”.
- 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.
- Nominations shall be considered according to applicable Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination laws. All eligible students shall be fairly considered.
- The school shall agree to make the availability of these scholarships known to all eligible students.
- Nominees will be asked to participate in a public ceremony at which the nominees will be recognized (see below).
- 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.