SCHOLARSHIPS

2021-2022 Scholarship Application will open on March 3, 2021 for 2020-2021 Graduating Seniors 

 

The Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District, among many other functions, manages and administers individual scholarships at various levels, established by generous members of the community, and for the specific benefit of PSUSD students going on to higher education. 

As the Foundation has grown and become more visible in the community, individuals in the Valley who are looking for investment strategies that benefit youth have increasingly sought out the Foundation as a partner in getting scholarship-gift monies to appropriate, and deserving students.  The Foundation is pleased to help manage and distribute these “donor-directed funds,” awarding them where they will have the most impact on students’ lives, and on our community in general.

Recurring Scholarship Awardees

If you are a former recipient of the GAMBI Scholarship and wish to submit documentation for Fall 2021 please download and complete the form Release of Scholarship Funds Form

Items Needed: Scholarship Packet

Before you start the application process you will need the following documents to upload:

(All items should be in this order and scanned into one PDF file) 

Be Proactive & Prepared

Have these documents ready.

  1. Cover Page with Photo - Click Here for Sample

  2. Personal Essay (850 Words Min.) 

  3. Two Letters of Recommendation that demonstrate academic character and motivation

  4. High School Transcripts

  5. (SAR) Student Aid Report (FAFSA Form)

  6. College/University/Trade School Acceptance Letters

  7. Documentation of Community/National Scholarships Received

  8. Documentation from College/University with Balance due after Financial Aid and Scholarships have been applied

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Scholarship Specific Items:

  • Georgia Fogelson Scholarship: 3 Art Samples (JPEG) and or Performance Art Videos (MP4/MOV)

  • JASI: 100-Word Essay "What JASI means to me"

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JASI

Application Deadline - April 15, 2021

The scholarship is designated for RMHS & DHSHS seniors who participated in JASI and sports as a Sophomore or Junior.

 

Scholarship Information - Click Here

Scholarship Amounts

$1,000 - $5,000

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GAMBI

Application Deadline - April 15, 2021

The Gambi Scholarship is to be issued to a student with a financial gap.  The student must have received additional scholarships in which The Gambi Scholarship would cover the remaining financial gap to pursue their further educational goals. 

(Recurring Annual Scholarship)

Scholarship Amounts

$ Varies 

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Georgia Fogelson

Application Deadline - Closing Soon

The Georgia Fogelson Scholarship is a partnership between the Palm Springs Art Museum and The Foundation for PSUSD.  This scholarship is available to all PSUSD graduating seniors who would like to major or minor in fine art, visual art, design, and or arts education.​

Click here to learn more

Scholarship Amounts

$1,000 - $2,500

2020-2021 SCHOLARSHIPS

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Keisha D.

Application Deadline - April 15, 2021

The Keisha D. Scholarship is to be issued to under-served minority students who are interested in pursuing their education in music & performing arts.

Scholarship Amounts

$2,500

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Janice Sullivan

Application Deadline - Closing Soon

The Janice Sullivan Scholarship is to be issued to a student who is currently encountering financial hardships due to a medical condition pertaining to themselves or that of an immediate family member in their household.

Scholarship Amounts

$2,500

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Desert Oasis Chapel

Application Deadline - April 15, 2021

Desert Oasis Chapel Scholarship is to be issued to an LGBTQ Student within PSUSD.

Scholarship Amounts

$2,500

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Tom Lynch Memorial

Application Deadline - April 15, 2021

The scholarship is designated for a Cathedral City HS senior who displays vocational interest in the fields of engineering or the construction industry, financial hardship, and has a grade point average of 3.0 or above.

Scholarship Amounts

$2,500 - $5,000

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Rita Wood

Application Deadline - Closed

The Rita Wood Scholarship is to be issued to a student who's Father/Mother or Guardian are a current Classified PSUSD Employee.

Scholarship Amounts

$1,500

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June E. Streuber

Application Deadline - April 15, 2021

Open to any graduating senior, no specified criteria. 

Scholarship Amounts

$1,000

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JACQUES CAUSSIN

Application Deadline - April 15, 2021

The Jacques Caussin Scholarship is to be issued to Rancho Mirage & Desert Hot Springs High School Students who have participated in the SMART Mentorship program. 

Scholarship Amounts

$1,000 - $5,000

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Letha Cote

Application Deadline - April 15, 2021

The Letha Cote Scholarship is to be issued to a student interested in pursuing a higher education with an emphasis in Latin Studies.

 

PSHS Students Only

(As per the request of the donor, this scholarship is for Palm Springs High School Students Only.)

Scholarship Amounts

$1,000 

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