2020-2021 Scholarship Applications are now Closed


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 2020 please download and complete the form


Release of Scholarship Funds Form


2019-2020 Scholarships Available

Lisa Cote

Application Deadline - May 8, 2020

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.)

Scholarship Amounts



Application Deadline - May 8, 2020

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 

Georgia Fogelson

Application Deadline - June 1, 2020

The 2020 Georgia Fogelson Scholarship is a new 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

Keisha D.

Application Deadline - May 8, 2020

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


Janice Sullivan

Application Deadline - May 8, 2020

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


Desert Oasis Chapel

Application Deadline - May 8, 2020

Desert Oasis Chapel Scholarship

Scholarship Amounts


Complete FAFSA

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.


You will need the following:

  • Personal statement

  • Letters of recommendation

  • College acceptance letters

  • Achievement awards


A high school transcript is an academic record of your high school years. It includes the classes you took, when you took them, how you did in them


Specific scholarships will require additional content.

  • Georgia Fogelson , Art Submission

  • Keisha D., Video Submission

Be Proactive & Prepared

Have these documents ready.

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