• desert scholarships.org

  • JUMP

    Follow Your Heart. Take Your Head with You.

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    desertscholarships.org is like your jumping-off point and a roadmap to local $$$s and info for college

    1. Keep a track of dates, documents and deadlines.

    We've made it easy for you. Just keep coming back to this site for updates, news and information. Bookmark this site, Create a Quick Link on your Phone, Do whatever you need to so you don't forget. Evah!


    2. Reach out to your counselors, financial aid officers and local advisors


    We've compiled a list of local scholarship providers and organizations committed to help you succeed in your educational goals. But you've gotta do your part!

  • DATES at a glance

    Don't miss these deadlines.

    I mean, come on man. It's your life.

    October 1

    New FAFSA App Opens

    Don't forget to get your FSA ID

    (FAFSA Form Here)

    (FSA ID Here)


    National Scholarship Month


    Early FAFSA Apps Due


    Cal Grant Application Due

    Cal Grant GPA Verification Due

    (FAFSA Form Here)

    (GPA Form Here)


    Dream Act App Due

    (DACA Here)

    June 30

    FAFSA App Deadline


    Corrections to State Apps


    Corrections to Federal App

  • Local Scholarship Providers

    Just a quick list of local scholarship providers (we're always updating so check back often)


    This is the legal stuff: We're providing this list as a tool for Coachella Valley students looking for financial aid resources. By no means is this list exclusive or meant to imply any sort of endorsement, recommendation or approval by us. You're smart, so visit their websites and make your own judgment about whether to apply or not. Do the work.


    List of scholarships that are available to CSUSB students who attend the Palm Desert Campus (PDC)

    Qualifications for scholarships vary from type of major, GPA, financial need, number of units completed, county of residence, transfer goal, etc.

    We will soon be launching our own local scholarship fund (donations being accepted now). As soon as we meet our fundraising goals we will open up the applications. Stay tuned.

    The leading administrator of the premier Country Club Scholarships in the desert. If you or a parent work at one of these country clubs, contact your HR Department to see if scholarships are available.

    The CVEP Program is offering scholarships to Coachella Valley undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need who wish to complete an undergraduate college degree.

    Awards scholarships annually to students who reside in affordable housing communities developed by CVHC, pursuing undergraduate higher education at any accredited college, university or vocational school.

    Women Leaders Forum offers two scholarship programs for its Young Women Leaders.

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley collaborates with the CVEP’s Pathways to Success scholarship program.

    La Quinta Arts Foundation’s Visual Arts Scholarship Program awards scholarships to local students pursuing college degrees in the visual arts.

    Dedicated to helping Mexican-American students in the Coachella Valley accomplish their dreams of a higher education.

  • Add your scholarship

    Hey local scholarship providers, if we've missed your scholarship and you'd like it added please fill out the form. As soon as our Scholar-Bots confirm the information we'll trigger a post.

Terms & Conditions
College is expensive. Scholarships can help offset some costs.  Whether you're in high school, enrolled in college or a returning student, desertscholarships.org is a great place to start your search for local money for continued education.

Terms of service

DesertScholarships.org Terms of Service

Welcome to www.DesertScholarships.org and all of our DesertScholarships.org websites (collectively, “the Website”)! Registration and use of the Website and its Services is free. We do however expect you to abide by our rules and regulations as detailed below.

Acceptance of terms

By registering an account on the Website, or otherwise accessing or using any part of the Website you accept these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them. The established agreement shall be referred to in these Terms of Service as the User agreement.

Childrens Online Privacy

By accepting these terms and conditions, you agree that you are at least 16 years of age at the moment of registration. If you have not yet reached the required 16 years of age please submit a written form containing the explicit consent of your parents to info@DesertScholarships.org so that we may accept your registration and welcome you to our community. Failure to do so exposes your account to termination.

Termination of the User agreement

Termination of the User agreement by either party will result in a ban or the deletion of the account.

The User agreement is effective until terminated by either party. If a user no longer agrees to be bound by these Terms of Service he must notify the site administration of the termination. A user may at any time give notice of the termination of the User agreement and request a ban or deletion of the account. These notices and requests are only accepted by the Website administration when they:

Are received through the DesertScholarships.org contact form
Originate from the user who´s account is subject to the notice or request
Are on request by the Website administration confirmed by a message originating from the e-mail account or telephone number associated with the account
If you’d like your account permanently deleted with no option for recovery, send us an email (account@DesertScholarships.org) with the request to do so.

When your account has been deleted, DesertScholarships.org will use reasonable efforts to remove your Content from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Changes to these Terms

DesertScholarships.org reserves the right to change or add to these Terms of Service. Any changes will also be binding upon pre-existing User agreements subject to the user being given 30 days notice of the changes. Within such period DesertScholarships.org will give serious consideration to the objections of the user and may decide to revoke or amend the changes on the basis of such objections. If DesertScholarships.org rejects an objection, the user is entitled to terminate the User agreement at the end of this notice period.

DesertScholarships.org account and content security

By creating an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of the account and its content, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the content. You must not describe or assign keywords to the content in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and DesertScholarships.org may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause DesertScholarships.org liability. You must immediately notify DesertScholarships.org of any unauthorized uses of the content, the account or any other breaches of security.

Responsibility of registered users

When you register an account, post on the Website, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

the Content does not contain anything threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another´s privacy, hateful or is racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
the Content is not pornographic or otherwise “Not Suited For a Workplace environment”, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
your Content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
your Content is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your Contents URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by DesertScholarships.org or otherwise.
By submitting Content to DesertScholarships.org for inclusion on our Website, you grant DesertScholarships.org a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of promoting DesertScholarships.org.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, DesertScholarships.org has the right (though not the obligation) to, in DesertScholarships.org sole discretion refuse or remove any content that, in DesertScholarships.org reasonable opinion, violates any DesertScholarships.org policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable. DesertScholarships.org will not be liable for any acts or omissions by the user, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

Responsibility of website visitors

DesertScholarships.org has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material its content, use or effects. By operating the Website, DesertScholarships.org does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. DesertScholarships.org disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

Violation of the Terms

DesertScholarships.org reserves the right to terminate any account on the service or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity if its use of the Web site has resulted in the violation of any of these terms or conditions, no matter how minor. Other then the termination of the account, violations can result in the issuing of official warnings or (temporary) bans to the account of the user. We do not want to do this, so please think before you contribute! Members of the site administration staff evaluate each particular Terms of Service violation and the outcome thereof on a case-by-case basis. Each case is different and will be treated accordingly at the Staff Member´s discretion.

Content Posted on Other Websites

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which DesertScholarships.org links, and that link to DesertScholarships.org. DesertScholarships.org does not have any control over those non- DesertScholarships.org websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non- DesertScholarships.org website or webpage, DesertScholarships.org does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. DesertScholarships.org disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non- DesertScholarships.org websites and webpages.

Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

As DesertScholarships.org asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by DesertScholarships.org violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify DesertScholarships.org in accordance with DesertScholarships.org Copyright policy. DesertScholarships.org will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. DesertScholarships.org will terminate a visitor´s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of DesertScholarships.org or others.

Intellectual Property

This Agreement does not transfer from DesertScholarships.org to you any DesertScholarships.org or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with DesertScholarships.org. DesertScholarships.org, DesertScholarships.org.eu, the DesertScholarships.org logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with DesertScholarships.org, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of DesertScholarships.org B.V. or DesertScholarships.org’ licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any DesertScholarships.org or third-party trademarks.


DesertScholarships.org reserves the right to display advertisements on the Website and your Content.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided “as is”. DesertScholarships.org and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither DesertScholarships.org nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will DesertScholarships.org, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; or (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data. DesertScholarships.org shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the DesertScholarships.org Terms of Service, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States of America or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless DesertScholarships.org, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys´ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

Jurisdiction and disputes

All legal relationships between DesertScholarships.org and the user are governed by the laws of the United States of America. Should any dispute arise concerning the User agreement that cannot be settled amicably, then it should be brought before the court with competent jurisdiction in the United States of America.