Best scholarship resource for local Coachella Valley students with financial need:
OneFuture Coachella Valley -

Coachella Valley non-profit organizations are aligning their scholarships and working through OneFuture Coachella Valley to provide a comprehensive series of student support and professional development services for local students. Hundreds of valley students are awarded scholarships for community college and four-year institutions through this program each year. The application usually opens in January for graduating seniors and continuing college students. Create your profile and apply today!

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Started in 2018, the scholarship is awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potent. It opens July 14 and closes September 15.

Scholarships require time and organization on your part and the more you apply the better. Create a resume and/or portfolio that you can modify for different scholarship applications. Each high school will post scholarship information on their websites and you can ask about them in your College & Career Center. Stay positive! You are often times competing with students from all over the country. Seniors — make sure you look on the website of every college on your list to find out about scholarships they offer.

Check out these scholarship search engines where you can create a profile and the program will generate scholarships that you can apply for.

The Generation Google Scholarships: Just Google it!

Scholarships and Grants for African Americans:

Children of Marines or U.S. Navy Corpsmen

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - Applications are usually available January 1 and are due March 1.

For Native Americans:

The Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship, offered by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, allows students who are enrolled members of a Native American tribe to study for a semester at the Native American Political Leadership Program at The George Washington University in Washington D.C. For more information:

For Asian & Pacific Islander Americans:

For Hispanic Students...CHECK OUT THESE SITES!

League of United Latin American Citizens

Hispanic Scholarship Fund awards over 150 types of scholarships This site also supports the Latino College Dollars search tool

HACU – the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

A new multimillion-dollar scholarship fund for "Dreamers"