SCHOLARSHIPS

2021-2022 Scholarship Application will open on March 9, 2022 for Class of 2022 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.

Scholarship Awardees

If you are a Scholarship Recipient and wish to submit documentation for release of funds for Fall 2022 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.

  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 of College/University Financial Aid Report 

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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 - May 6, 2022

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 - May 6, 2022

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. 

Scholarship Amounts

$ Varies 

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Georgia Fogelson

Application Deadline - May 6, 2022

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.​

 

Click Here to learn more

Scholarship Amounts

$1,000 - $5,000

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2020-2021 SCHOLARSHIPS

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Keisha D.

Application Deadline - May 6, 2022

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 - May 6, 2022

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 - May 6, 2022

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 & Robert Mainiero Fund

Application Deadline - May 6, 2022

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.

Scholarship Amount

$5,000

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Rita Wood

Application Closed

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.)

Scholarship Amounts

$1,500

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June E. Streuber

Application Deadline - May 6, 2022

Open to any graduating senior, no specified criteria. 

Scholarship Amounts

$1,000

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JACQUES CAUSSIN

Application Deadline - May 6, 2022

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 - May 6, 2022

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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