Grossmont Healthcare District will award two non-renewable scholarships for the Richard J. Bea Nursing Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 for first place and $3,000 for second place to be awarded to Registered Nursing students based on their community involvement. (Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to reapply.)


  1. Must be current resident of the Grossmont Healthcare District (and have been so for a minimum of one year) – copy of ID/utility bill required; OR a graduate of a high school within the District (must be named in application).
  2. Must provide proof of completion of one successful year in a registered nursing program and provide evidence of current enrollment (any ACEN-approved RN program, formerly NLN).
  3. Must provide evidence of community volunteer work, not necessarily in the nursing field (volunteer work may be within either school or resident community).
  4. Must include a 400-word essay titled “The Future Of Nursing In My Community”.
  5. Must include a letter of recommendation from a nursing instructor.
  6. A completed cover page must accompany your submission – unless submitted online (cover page found here).

Note: This award is meant to encourage the development of nurses new to the profession. Therefore, the award is not available to ADN to BSN, diploma to BSN/MSN/ NP programs. All of the above must be met or application will not be eligible for review.

Submission Details

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