Richard J. Bea Nursing Scholarship

Richard J. Bea Nursing Scholarship

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.


1. Must be a current resident or currently employed within the Grossmont Healthcare District for a minimum of one year (please include a copy of a recent bill or driver’s license for proof of address), or you must have graduated from a high school within the Grossmont Healthcare District.
2. Shall have completed 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. Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to reapply.
5. Shall include a 400-word essay titled “The Future of Nursing in My Community”.
6. A letter of recommendation from a nursing instructor is required.
7. A completed cover page must accompany your submission if application is not submitted online (see PDF linked below in “Application Forms”).

Note: The 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 or NP programs. Any submission missing required information will not be eligible for review.



Application Forms

The electronic forms below are provided for your reference and convenience. Please note that these forms do not need to be submitted if applicant submits materials through our online application process.
2020-2021 Bea Nursing Scholarship Application Cover Sheet
2020-2021 Bea Nursing Scholarship Criteria

Submission Details

When are applications due? Forms must be received no later than Friday, February 12, 2021.

Unless submitting application online, applications should be delivered or mailed to the address below, or emailed.
Grossmont Healthcare District
9001 Wakarusa St.
La Mesa, CA 91942
ATTN/Subject line: Bea Nursing Scholarships

For more information about the 2020 Richard J. Bea Nursing Scholarship, contact the GHD offices or please call (619) 825-5050.

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