Friday, September 12, 2014

The Dream Scholarship

This scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate's or bachelor's degree at one of our Partner Colleges.


  • Be a first-time college student (i.e., a student with no more than 12 college credits excluding credits earned in a dual enrollment program or advance placement testing):
  • Intend to enroll in and attend one of TheDream.USPartner Colleges in 2015 and be eligible for in-state tuition;
  • Have a high school un-weighted GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent GED score);
  • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have received DACA or TPS approval; and
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.

October 12, 2014, by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time

Queen Scheherazade Scholarship Pageant

Last year one of my students won one of the princess awards for $3,000.  Check this one out if you meet the eligibility requirements.

The Queen will be awarded a $3,500 scholarship and princesses (2) will each be awarded $3,000.

Pageant applicants must "exhibit exceptional character", have at least a 3.0 GPA, reside in Riverside County, be at least 17 years old by the Nov. 22 pageant date, and have not reached the age of 22 as of the fair's opening day on Feb. 13, 2015.

Applications for the pageant will be accepted until Oct. 8 at 4 p.m.

for more information about the pageant or to obtain an application, call (760) 863-8247 or visit

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Go Girl! Grant

This award is limited to women.  It is not a set amount, but instead is a reimbursement for out of pocket expenses.  This is a FABULOUS organization that I have worked with for about 5 or 6 years.


  • You must be 25 years or older.
  • You must be working towards a specific undergraduate degree or occupational certification.
  • You need to show how this educational path will prepare you for a specific employment goal.
  • You must be able to prove that you have the determination and ability to reach your goals.
  • You must be currently enrolled in school in at least two classes.
  • You must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • You must live and go to school in the Coachella Valley.


Applications are reviewed and processed in January and August .  They must be received by the 15th day of the previous month (December and July).

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Name for the Soroptimist Scholarship

Be on the lookout for the newly named Soroptimist Scholarship.  It will now be called LIVE YOUR DREAM AWARD.  There will be four awards at approximately $2,000 each.  The deadline will be November 15, 2014.  As soon as I receive the notice, I will pass it on to you.  It should be soon.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

College of the Desert Scholarship

The COD Scholarship is now available.  The application is electronic and fairly easy to complete.  Don't miss out on this one.  There are about 50+ different awards available.  The deadline is March 02, 2014, BUT don't wait until the last minute.

Queen Scheherazade Scholarship

For the very first time, COD has a finalist for the Queen Scheherazade scholarship.  The candidate, a former student in the Scholarship Class is one of fourteen candidates to be selected for the final round.  She has the opportunity to win either Queen or  one of two Princess awards.  I believe the Queen wins $3,500 and each Princess wins $3,000.  Let's keep our fingers crossed for our candidate.

Soroptimist Scholarship

Soroptimist or the Women's Opportunity Award  has a December 15th deadline.  There are three scholarships available for approximately $1, 600.  These are cash awards which are not limited to paying for tuition.

You must be a woman who is financially responsible for either children, a disabled husband parents or other family members.