Grossmont Healthcare District awards $16,000 in scholarships to nursing and health tech students

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The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region, recently presented $16,000 in scholarships to eight local college students planning a career either in nursing or in the healthcare technician field.

Three nursing students from Grossmont College each received a GHD Richard J. Bea Memorial scholarship, named after former GHD board member Richard Bea, a registered nurse who worked at Grossmont Hospital for 18 years. Bea served on the GHD board from 1996 until his death in 1999, including as board president.

The three nursing students included Aimee Cook, who received $3,000, and Diane Evans and Sara Shayya, each receiving $1,500 apiece. Their scholarship application included a letter of recommendation from a nursing instructor and information about community volunteer work, as well as a 500-word essay on the topic of “the future of nursing in my community.”

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