2018-2019 Scholarships


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.


2018-2019 Scholarship Applications Information

  • Final Day to Submit Applications May 6, 2019

  • Incomplete Applications will be ineligible

  • Scholarship Applications must be completed online (click here)

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. 


RMHS Students Only

(The Gambi scholarship rotates schools each year - PSHS, DHSHS and CCHS have already received scholarships)

The Lisa 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.)


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.

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


Step 1: Compose a cover letter requesting the scholarship and explain the difference it will make.

Step 2: Save in PDF format.

Step 3: Compose a personal narrative (no longer than two pages)


Step 4: Save in PDF Format


Step 5: Get a copy of your High School Transcripts, scan and save in PDF Format. 

Step 6: Complete online application (below) which will require you to upload your Transcripts, personal narrative, and cover letter in PDF format.

Step 7: Submit Application.


Tel: 760-416-8455 | Fax: 760-416-8456


150 District Center Drive

Palm Springs, CA 92264

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