The Grossmont Healthcare District encourages future generations to consider the healthcare industry when making their career decisions. Senior class advisors/counselors from private, charter and public high schools in East County are notified and able to nominate senior students planning to pursue healthcare careers at the college level.
Each eligible high school is allowed to nominate two total seniors: one in the amount of $3,300 (1st award) and one for $1,650 (2nd award).
- Private, charter and public schools in East County with at least 10 graduating seniors for the current year are eligible to participate.
- Nominees shall be selected from among June 2024 graduates residing within the Grossmont Healthcare District.
- Nominations will be submitted to GHD no later than Friday, February 2nd, 2024, by their advisor/counselor.
- Each school may nominate two students a “primary” recipient and a “secondary” recipient considered for the cash awards listed above. Nominees shall be selected from among students planning to pursue healthcare careers at the college level. The nominating authority may accept at face value the student’s assertion that he/she intends to pursue a healthcare career. The term “healthcare 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 the award. However, the nominating authority may, at his/her sole discretion, use “economic disadvantage” as a “tiebreaker”. The nomination authority may also use it as a “tiebreaker” consideration for 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, held on a date and time to be announced (most likely in March 2024), where they will receive their certificates and have their photos taken with the Board. Photo waivers will need to be completed by the students prior to the ceremony. Click here to complete a photo release waiver.
- High school advisors/counselors must provide the Grossmont Healthcare District with students’ personal contact information and students must agree to keep the District informed of any contact information changes. Students must also agree to be surveyed about their professional status at any point in their school year and for up to one year after. The information will be used to determine the effectiveness of the scholarship program.
For students attending college:
- Initial payment awarded after completion of one semester of college classes with
a minimum of 9 units and no less than a 2.5 grade point average.
- The additional (or subsequent) money will be disbursed within 18 months of receiving the initial money upon demonstrating a school transcript that the student has received a “B” grade or better in one of the following healthcare classes: Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Statistics, Botany. The District will need to receive a copy of their current transcript, along with their name and current mailing address.
- Students have up to their second semester after graduating from high school to claim their initial scholarship money or they will forfeit their scholarship. Student needs to submit a copy of their transcript along with their name and address to the District for processing of payment by June 28th, 2025. This can be emailed (PDF) to email@example.com or mailed to 9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa, CA 91942.
For students attending an accredited health occupations training program:
- Initial payment awarded upon providing a letter of acceptance into an accredited health occupations training program
- The additional (or subsequent) money will be disbursed upon providing a certificate of completion.
Past Winners Payment Instructions:
- Payment 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
b) OR A certificate program at an accredited health occupations training program.
- Student needs to submit a copy of their transcript along with their name and current mailing address to the District for processing of payment. This can be emailed (PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa, CA 91942.