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    Critical support for student success.

    Scholarships remain among the most important ways for College of the Desert Foundation and its donors to encourage student success. Scholarships relieve financial burden, offer inspiration and validate the importance of education.

    Last year, more than 600 students received $550,000 of support for books, tuition, supplies and other expenses. Through these gifts, donors are helping students pursue their dreams of a college education.

    Options available for giving to scholarships include:

    • Endowed Scholarships - Establish an endowed scholarship with a minimum gift of $25,000. Endowments remain in perpetuity and only draw from the interest on the income for scholarships. Endowments can be established as memorial scholarships or as ways to honor an individual, organization, corporation or foundation.
    • Existing Endowed Scholarships - Existing endowed scholarship opportunities Include: Adopt-A-Student Nancy H. Bacon Endowment for the Visual Arts Michele Gaines Performing Arts Scholarship Frank Bogert Memorial Scholarship.
    • Continuing Scholarships - Agree to fund an annual scholarship program for at least five years. Continuing scholarships can be given in the name of an organization, foundation, corporation or individual.
    • One-Time Contribution - Add your donation to an existing scholarship fund. Many departments have scholarships to support their students.

    You can create a gift using cash, bonds, stocks, real estate, bequests, insurance, trusts and other legal instruments. As a donor, you decide:

    • The basic terms of the award
    • The award level
    • Who is eligible for the scholarship
    • Creative for the award

    You can give at anytime online, or by clicking the Donate Now icon found throughout the site.

    Scholarships Made Available Through Generous Donations To
    College of the Desert  Foundation

    Academic Angels Scholarship
    Al Shoopman Culinary Scholarship
    Alas Con Futuro Scholarship
    Anne & Karen Scholl Foundation Scholarship
    Annexstad Family Foundation Veteran Student 
    Anonymous Accounting Scholarship
    Anonymous Business Scholarship
    Anonymous Math and Science Scholarship
    Anonymous Student Scholarship
    Arnold Palmer Scholarship
    Barbara Seranella Palm Springs Writers Guild Scholarship
    Barbara Wade Salm PS Chapter NOW Scholarship 
    Barry Manilow School For Music Majors Scholarship
    Baxter Community Foundation Scholarship
    Bob and Mike Pollock Arts Scholarship
    Bob Storchheim Memorial Scholarship
    Bruno Hirsch Memorial Scholarship
    Cardenas Markets Scholarship
    Catholic Charities Scholarship
    CCC Osher Scholarship
    Celeste K. Streutker Scholarship
    Charles Yates Scholarship
    Chef Bob Norte Scholarship
    Chernis Family Foundation Veterans Student Scholarship
    CMAA Scholarship
    COD Community Memorial Scholarship
    COD Faculty Women's Scholarship
    COD Foundation Scholarship
    COD Founding Leaders Scholarship
    COD French Club Scholarship
    COD Memorial for Music Scholarship
    COD Student Memorial Scholarship
    COD Student Scholarship
    Deep Canyon Tennis Club Friends Veteran Student Scholarship
    Della Yodelis Architecture Scholarship
    Della Yodelis Computer Science Scholarship
    Desert Falls Members/Bunderson Memorial Scholarship
    Diane Gershowitz Scholarship
    Donna McLain Handicap/P.E. Scholarship
    Dorothy Grant Scholarship
    Dr. Peter Dykema Music Scholarship
    Dr. Reynaldo J.Carreon Scholarshiop
    Dr. Richard Lane Memorial President's ABE Scholarship
    Dr. William & Paula Kroonen Scholarship
    Dumont Foundation Scholarshio
    Dumont Foundation Scholarship
    Edgar McCoubrey Scholarship
    Edison International Scholarship
    Edison International Scholarship
    Endowment For Student Transfer Success Scholarship
    Follett  Higher Education Scholarship
    Frak Bogert Memorial Scholarship
    Gail D. Brumwell Scholarship 
    Gary & Sharon Diamond CTE Scholarship
    George Moore Ophelia Scholarship
    Grace Schallies PS Soroptimist Scholarship
    Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Scholarship
    Herb Meinert Golf Scholarship
    Hyman & Mintz Family Foundation Fire Academy Assistance Fund
    Jackie K. Story Scholarship
    John Arthur Memorial Scholarship
    Jon Pierre Morris Scholarship
    Joseph Athletic Vierra Scholarship
    Joseph McCaren (Freidman) Performing Arts Scholarship
    Joy Post Presidential Scholarship
    Joyce Norton Art Scholarship
    Judy Roth Scholarship
    Kathy Goff Music Education Scholarship
    Kim R. Miltenberger Memorial
    Kinter Family Veterans Scholarship
    Kozlen Family Fund Scholarship
    Landon Family Veteran's Scholarship
    Lenore Morris Scholarship
    Lt. Thomas Jr.Keenan, Peace Officer Scholarship
    MAAS Companies EISPRO Student Scholarship
    Marianne A Timmins Scholarship
    Matthew Joseph Lingle Memorial Scholarship
    Michele Gaines Theatre Arts Scholarship
    Molly Adams Scholarship for the Disabled
    Mrs. Nell H. Smith Scholarship 
    Nancy H.Bacon Scholarship 
    National League of American Pen Women Scholarship
    Noris Paul Scholarship
    Olaf J. Nordland Scholarship
    Pacific Dining Scholarship
    Palm Springs Historical Society Scholarship
    Palms Garden Club Scholarship
    PIHRA Scholarship
    Ray House CVHS Scholarship Scholarship
    Richard & Mary Codd Memorial Scholarship
    Rose & Robert Rothstein Scholarship
    Rotary, Palm Desert, Palms to Pines Scholarship
    Roy & Patricia Wilson Memorial Scholarship
    Ruth Stark Memorial Art Scholarship
    Scalzo/Chapman Athletic Scholarship
    Skip Haynes Memorial Automotive Scholarship
    Solutions Kiosk Scholarship
    Soroptimist of Idyllwild Scholarship
    Stephen Simonsen Memorial Scholarship
    Sun City Palm Desert Democratic Club Scholarship
    Thomas Walts Scholarship
    University Club Scholarship
    Veteran's Student Scholarship
    Vinci/Moller Theatre Arts Scholarship
    Wells Fargo Accounting Scholarship
    Wells Fargo Business Scholarship
    Wells Fargo Theatre Arts Scholarship
    Wind Turbine Tech Scholarship 


    Annexstad Family Foundation Veteran Students Scholarship 
    Baker, Belva Nursing
    Bannan, Charlie & Idell
    Barker, Coeta & Donald, Fdn
    Berger Fdn Nursing
    COD Memorial for Nursing
    Codd, Richard & Mary Memorial
    Cresswell Family Nursing Scholarship
    Epstein, Jean Memorial
    Greenberg, Jack Memorial
    Ketover, Drs. Terri & Bart Nursing Scholarship
    Kozlen Family
    LVN Nursing Scholarship  (Susan Eichberg)
    Marich Sch. For Nursing Majors
    McCarthy, Edeltraud Nursing
    McGrath, Joann, Sch. for Nursing Students 
    NCL Sustainers, Coachella Valley Chapter, Nursing Scholarship
    Palm Desert/Indian Wells Womens Club
    PEO Chapter WI
    Pollom, Mike Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    Pond, Lena, Nursing Scholarship
    Rancho Mirage Women's Club
    Thomason, Robert & Mary Jane, Help Scholarship 
    Timmins, Marianne A 
    Vairo, Nina Nursing
    Wolper Emergency Scholarship
    Yodelis, Della Nursing
    REVISED 03/15/2018

    For Information on all any of the giving opportunities found here, or if you have questions and would like to talk to someone at the Foundation, call 760.862.1324 or e-mail John Mosser