At the March 17th, 2023 Board Meeting, the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) awarded $108,900 in scholarships to 44 local high school students.

Students from 22 East County high schools were selected by school administrators for their academic excellence and a desire to improve healthcare in the future. Each school nominated two students, a primary recipient ($3,300) and a secondary recipient awarded ($1,650).

Established in 1999, the scholarship program aims to increase access to continuing education, ultimately addressing the ongoing shortage of healthcare workers in the region.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 2 million new healthcare jobs are to be added over the decade, with a 13% growth from 2021 to 2031.

Congrats to the following students for their academic achievement and commitment to improving the future of healthcare in East County!

High School1st AwardWinner Name2nd AwardWinner Name
Christian$3,300Sierra Jensen$1,650Holly Allen
Diego Valley Charter$3,300Angelina Lopez$1,650Maleigha Daniel
El Cajon Valley$3,300Ciara McCray$1,650Trinity Asberry
El Capitan$3,300Lillian Kennel$1,650Emma Ashworth
Foothills Christian High$3,300Emma Rohrer$1,650Joshua Jones
Granite Hills$3,300Aleya McDonald$1,650Emma Digenan
Grossmont$3,300Sarah Niskey$1,650Nolan Kelly
Grossmont Middle College$3,300Brianna Espinoza$1,650Jaylee Du
Helix Charter$3,300Trinity Do$1,650Kamryn Evans
IDEA Center High$3,300Maria Alvarez$1,650Myn’que Roundtree
Innovation High (Lakeside)$3,300Jason Price$1,650Emma Aumack
Innovation High (Lemon Grove)$3,300Angelica Martinez$1,650Kayla Savai’inaea
Liberty Charter High$3,300Kassidy Gillispie$1,650Joyce Wassef
Monte Vista$3,300Rebecca Do$1,650Lizbeth Avelar
Mount Miguel$3,300Muna Abdirahman$1,650Diana Alvarado Nunez
Mountain Empire$3,300Kaylee Boyd$1,650Joshua Cortez
Patrick Henry$3,300Yamen Bani Younes$1,650Lena Tran
River Valley Charter School$3,300Thomas Medlin$1,650Elise Yankopoulos
Santana$3,300Mikayla Horning$1,650Gabrielle Ley
Steele Canyon Charter$3,300Braulio Ibarra Razo$1,650Hanadi Kamal
Valhalla$3,300Niam Shasha$1,650Mariam Baghadasarian
West Hills$3,300Ashley Johnson$1,650Seevar Jamal

Over the years, hundreds of local high school students have received individual scholarships totaling more than $1 million. For more information on GHD scholarship opportunities, click here.


Courtesy of GHD.