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The Foundation manages and administers scholarships established by generous members of the community for the benefit of PSUSD students going onto higher education. Individuals and philanthropists in the Valley looking for strategies to benefit youth have partnered with The Foundation to open opportunities for students to realize their dreams.

Scholarship Applications –– Will be made available online March 2024

 

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.

Scholarship Awardees​

If you are a Scholarship Recipient and wish to submit documentation for release of funds for Fall please click Here to complete required documentation.

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.

Opens March 1, 2024

  1. Cover Page with Photo - Click Here for Sample

  2. Personal Statement (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. Scholarships Received

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"

2024 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

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JASI

Application Deadline - April 2024 

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

 

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Georgia Fogelson

Application Deadline - April 2024 

The Georgia Fogelson Scholarship is a partnership between The Art's Council and The Foundation for PSUSD.  This scholarship is available to all PSUSD artists who will be taking college classes in fine art, visual design and or arts education.​

 

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Captain Tim Rodriguez Public Safety Academy Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline - April 2024 

Fire Captain Timothy Rodriguez, a 19-year veteran with CAL FIRE, was killed in a helicopter crash on August 6, 2023, while fighting a wildfire in Riverside County.

A $2500 scholarship is available for a senior graduating from the Desert Hot Springs H.S. Public Safety Academy who is interested in pursuing a career as a firefighter.

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Tom Lynch Memorial & Robert Mainiero Fund

Application Deadline - April 2024 

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

 

The Robert Mainiero Scholarship is open to any PSUSD graduating senior interested in pursuing education in STEM with financial hardship, and has a grade point average of 3.0 or above.

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Rita Wood
 

Application Deadline - April 2024 

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

PSHS Students Only

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

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June E. Streuber
 

Application Deadline - April 2024 

Open to any graduating senior, no specified criteria. 

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JACQUES CAUSSIN
 

Application Deadline - April 2024 

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. 

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Letha Cote
 

Application Deadline - April 2024 

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.)

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The Sal Mistretta MTU Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline - April 2024 

The Sal Mistretta Scholarship Fund is to be issued to a student enrolled in Musical Theatre University and pursuing further education in Musical Theatre. 

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Keisha D.

Application Deadline - April 2024 

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

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Janice Sullivan

Application Deadline - April 2024 

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.

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