Mary M. Khambata RN, Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was created to fund students who are actively enrolled in the RN Program at San Diego City College. The scholarship is in memory of Mary Khambata RN, MHA. Mary worked in Acute Care and OB/GYN Nursing for over 50 years. She worked as an Adjunct Nursing Instructor at the City College Nursing program for 10 years. Her passion for providing care to others was the root of her desire to be a Registered Nurse. She was always helping others whether it was a neighborhood kid that fell off their bike or a relative having surgery. She was ever-present as a Nurse no matter where she was. Once, driving down the road she pulled over to assist a girl who had fallen off her bike and had a mortal wound in her leg. She was compassionate, kind and skilled in helping this girl stay alive until the ambulance arrived. She enjoyed working with the City College Nursing students and they loved working with her. She imparted her knowledge and experience in a lively and compassionate manner. As Mary always said, our City College Nursing students are the future of Nursing. Mary’s family wants to support your path to success in Nursing with this scholarship.

-Students must be currently enrolled in 9 units at City College
-Student must have completed 12 units in the City College Nursing program
-3.0 GPA
-Letter or transcript certifying your enrollment in the City College Nursing program.

If there is no funding or there are no qualified applicants that reflect this format the scholarship will not be awarded for that year.

Supplemental Questions
  1. What made you decide to go to Nursing school?
  2. Quote: Never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself. As a Nurse, how will you urge a practical beginning in a patient’s attitude or behavior?
  3. What are your academic aspirations?
  4. Where do you see your nursing career in 5 years?