Health Care Communicators of Southern California will be accepting applications for our scholarship between April 1st, 2023, and June 30th, 2023.
High School seniors and college students currently enrolled in a San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, and Los Angeles school district who plan to enter the field of health care upon graduation are invited to submit an application for the opportunity to win a minimum of a $3,000 scholarship, courtesy of AMN Healthcare, the title sponsor of The Finest Awards.
Please download the attached guidelines here and share them with your students in your district, but you can also review them below for your convenience.
HCCSC/AMN Healthcare Student Scholarship Contest Guidelines
  • Write and submit an essay on “Why I Plan to Enter the Field of Health Care After College Graduation.”
  • Entries must be no more than two (2) typed, double-spaced, one-sided pages in length. Please include your name, address, phone number, email address, and name of your school on the first page of your essay.
  • A letter of recommendation must accompany each entry. The letter may be written by a teacher, principal, counselor, or professional presently working in the health care field. Please limit the letter of recommendation to one (1) page.
  • An unofficial copy of your transcripts, or another record of classes taken, and grades received, must also accompany each entry.
  • College students, please make sure to include both your high school and college unofficial transcripts.
  • Qualified applicants must be high school seniors or college students presently enrolled, and in good standing, in a San Diego, Orange County, or Los Angeles County school.
  • To be eligible to receive the scholarship prize, the recipient must be able to attend the HCC Finest Awards event in the spring or have a representative attend on their behalf. Should a winner be selected who is not able to participate in 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 a letter of recommendation and copy of transcripts, to Ms. Poolak Forutanpour, HCC Scholarship Chair: hcc.scholarship@gmail.com.
All entries must be received for judging between April 1st and June 30th, 2023.
Poolak Forutanpour
Scholarship Chair