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The 15th Annual HCC & AMN Healthcare Scholarship Essay Contest

We’re excited to announce that we’re now accepting entries for the 2018 HCC/AMN Healthcare Scholarship Essay Contest. This year’s winner will receive a $2000 scholarship courtesy of our Title Sponsor AMN Healthcare.

Who Can Enter?
High school seniors and college students in good standing, currently enrolled in a San Diego County school who plan to enter the field of healthcare upon graduation from college.

Contest Guidelines

  • Write and submit an essay on the topic: “Why I Plan to Enter the Field of Health Care After College Graduation.”
  • Entries must be no more than two pages (one-sided pages in length) and double-spaced. 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 page.
  • An unofficial copy of your transcripts, or other record of classes taken and grades received, much also accompany each entry.
  • 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 2018 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.


Submit essay, including letter of recommendation and copy of transcripts, to:

Samantha Nguyen, HCC Scholarship Chair: hcc.scholarship@gmail.com.


All entries must be received for judging by Friday, June 10, 2018

We are looking forward to reading your essay.

Good luck!

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 email us at hcc.scholarship@gmail.com.

About AMN Healthcare

AMN Healthcare is the leader in healthcare staffing services for healthcare facilities across the United States. AMN Healthcare provides innovative healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services that help clients, clinicians and physicians deliver excellent, cost effective patient care.

Past Scholarship Winners

Click here to read about our past winners

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