2017 Scholarship Contest - Application Period Open:
January 3 - July 31, 2017
About the Scholarship
As the only local organization of its kind representing the health care, biotech and medical device industries through advertising, marketing, graphic design and public relations, HCC is proud to recognize success in the field of communications by presenting one or more students with a scholarship for their passion for health care.
In conjunction with AMN Healthcare, the title sponsor of the annual Finest Awards, high school seniors and college students currently enrolled in San Diego County schools who plan to enter the field of health care upon graduation are invited to submit an application for the opportunity to win a $2,000 scholarship, courtesy of AMN Healthcare. The winner(s) are also recognized at the annual Finest Awards event, alongside the health care industry's leading communications professionals.
For more information, please contact Heidi Everly, HCC scholarship chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualified applicants must be high school seniors or college students presently enrolled, and in good standing, in a San Diego County school.
To be eligible to receive the scholarship prize, recipient must be able to attend the HCC Finest Awards event in the fall, or have a representative attend on their behalf. The 2017 event date will be posted soon. Should a winner be selected who is not able to attend the HCC Finest Awards event—and no one is able to attend on their behalf—they will forfeit the scholarship and a new recipient will be chosen.
Please email entries, including letter of recommendation and copy of transcripts, to:
Heidi Everly, HCC Scholarship Chair: email@example.comSubmissions must be received by 11:59pm on Monday, July 31, 2017.
Nagham Adeeb, 2015 AMN Healthcare/HCC Scholarship winner is attending UC San Diego studying general biology. Nagham came to the United States from Iraq in 2008. She is a graduate of El Cajon Valley High School and says to believe in yourself because if a group of strangers believe in you and picked you for this scholarship to pick you can do it to."
Shay Ricketts, 2014 AMN Healthcare/HCC Scholarship winner is attending University of San Diego and last we heard was majoring in either Biophysics or Biology. Shay is a San Diego native. She attended Valhalla High School and was a competitive runner. According to an article in usdtoreros.com Shay was once named Second Team All-CIF, High School Student Athlete of the Year. Steve When and the team at AMN Healthcare scrubbed through hundreds of scholarships and found Shay's to be the most original and inspirational in 2014. We were happy to receive a video from Shay providing us a beautiful tour of her campus at USD as well as some helpful tips for the new college student. Shay told us in this video interview, "Thank you again for awarding me the scholarship last year. It has made all the difference and has made USD economical feasible for me and my family." You can hear more in this short video clip Shay shared with us last year, which was presented at our 2015 Finest Awards celebration.