Grossmont Healthcare District will award $90,000 in scholarships to healthcare scholars from 21 high schools

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) will award $90,000 in scholarships to 40 high school seniors who have expressed interest in a career as a healthcare professional.

The scholarships will be presented at the GHD board meeting on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 a.m. The students from 21 local high schools in the East Region were selected by school administrators for their academic excellence, outstanding citizenship and a desire to serve in the healthcare field. Students from each high school will receive up to $3,000 at the end of their first successfully-completed semester of college.

“We applaud these students who have demonstrated great potential in leading the next generation and shaping the future of healthcare,” said Michael Emerson, board president. “It’s important for us to invest in America’s youth and encourage these young adults as they continue their studies in the healthcare field with the goal of serving in the workforce of tomorrow.”

The students include (name of their high school follows the students’ names in parenthesis): Hannah Taggart, Jaelyn Henige (Christian); Tatyanna McKee-Cartwright (Diego Valley Charter); Destiny James (Innovation High); Sarah Ali, Sarah Yaqoob (El Cajon Valley); Kamrie Toney, Marwa Mohammad Azim (El Capitan); Malia Nowlen, Kendra Patterson (Foothills Christian); Brooke Johnson, Haley Willhelm (Granite Hills); Merna Nissan, Joseph Williams (Grossmont); Brianna Robbins, Theresa Slaiwa (Grossmont Middle College); Faith Mendoza, Omar Yusuf (Helix Charter); Kate Hummel, Michael Estrada (IDEA Center High); Symeon Elkins, Rita Al Ankawy (Liberty Charter); Ariana Mae Gaeta, Lauren Simpson-Long (Monte Vista); Roseline Annang, Sabrina Martinez (Mount Miguel); Luisa Tamez, Audrey Bennett (Mountain Empire); Chanel Sosa-Pineda, Abril Sosa-Pineda (Patrick Henry); Zoe Dickinson, Dakota Hacker (River Valley Charter); Taha Alani, Joshua Long (Santana); Virginia Roberson, Sebastian Castillo (Steele Canyon Charter); Carly Swavely, Mary Anthony (Valhalla); Sabrina Major, Lauren Lines (West Hills).
GHD has honored local high school students interested in a healthcare career with scholarship grants since 1999. Over the years, hundreds of local high school students have received individual scholarships totaling more than $1 million.

For more information on scholarship programs offered by the Grossmont Healthcare District, visit our Scholarship Programs page.