Listed below are scholarships that are available to CSUSB students who attend the Palm Desert Campus.
You can support our students by donating to scholarships. Visit the Give to PDC website to donate online or for directions on how to donate by check.
Thank you very much.
Fred E. Jandt, Dean
CSUSB Palm Desert Campus
Athena Fund Scholarship
The Athena Fund Scholarship awards one $3,600 scholarship to any CSUSB Palm Desert Campus student with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Betty Barker Scholarship
The Betty Barker endowed scholarship was formed in 2007 to provide funds to help meet the cost of education for students who are enrolled full time on the Palm Desert Campus, have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0, demonstrate an interest in becoming a teacher, intend to work in a field related to the major and show financial need.
Coeta & Donald Barker Scholarship
The Coeta & Donald Barker Scholarship awards scholarships to Nursing students who attend CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, has a minimum 3.0 GPA, and has financial need. Financial need is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A letter of recommendation should come from a nursing instructor who can attest to the applicants noble characteristics of service to others and commitment to their profession.
Jane Straus Scholarship
Jane Straus was the judge and grammar guru for the first-ever anywhere Grammar Bees held at the California State University, San Bernardino Campus in Palm Desert. Two Coachella Valley Grammar Bee Specials were produced at the Palm Desert campus and telecast on KCET Desert Cities. Jane was the author of The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation and the founder of GrammarBook.com. A scholarship fund established in Jane's memory provides a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded annually for the next 5 years. To qualify for the scholarship, students must be enrolled for their senior year at CSUSB - Palm Desert Campus, have a 3.5 GPA, establish financial need, and be majoring in English with the intent to become teachers of English when they graduate.
Louis Fernandez Palm Desert Campus Undergraduate Scholarship
A Palm Desert Campus Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who attend the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A letter of recommendation from a current instructor is required.
Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship
The Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship awards ten to twenty $3,600 scholarships each to CSUSB Palm Desert Campus students. Students are eligible if enrolled in a major offered at PDC, with a majority of their coursework completed at PDC, maintaining a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, and demonstrating a commitment to service in the community.
Palm Desert - Indian Wells Women's Club Scholarship
Palm Desert Women's Club Scholarships are awarded to CSUSB students enrolled in the BSN or MSN Nursing programs at the Palm Desert Campus, must has a minimum 3.0 GPA, and must be a full-time student. Financial need is considered but not essential.
Palm Springs Environmental Scholarship
The Palm Springs Environmental Scholarship is awards $3,600 to one student who is an incoming freshman from Palm Springs Unified School District. The high school senior must be accepted by CSUSB to study environmental health or related field.
Roderick M. Hendry Scholarship
A Roderick M. Hendry Scholarship provides scholarships to students with an overall GPA of 3.0, open to any declared major available at the Palm Desert Campus, must be an undergraduate student, must be enrolled as a full-time student at CSUSB PDC, must have completed at least 30 semester or 45 quarter units of college course work with a required minimum of 9 semester or 12 quarter units of course work in their declared major with at least a 3.0 GPA, and must submit a 500 word essay as to why they want, need, and deserve this scholarship. Financial need is considered by not mandatory.
Steve & Catharine Briggs Scholarship
The Steve & Catharine Briggs Scholarship provides scholarships to students enrolled in the College of Natural Science's Nursing or allied health professions degree program, must attend the Palm Desert Campus, and demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of a career in nursing or the allied health sciences. Financial need is considered but not essential.
The City of Palm Desert Karnig Academic Excellence Scholarship
A $10,000 gift from the City of Palm Desert honored President Albert Karnig upon his retirement by establishing the President Albert Karnig Academic Excellence Scholarship. The scholarship provides support for high achieving undergraduate students who are enrolled full time on the Palm Desert Campus with 12 or more units and who have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5.
The Pathways to Success Program
The Pathways to Success Program awards scholarships up to $5,000 per year to Coachella Valley undergraduate students who have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and have financial need. Students must demonstrate leadership or involvement in their community or school and have the desire and motivation to succeed. Students must submit two letters of recommendation from a professor, instructor, counselor, or community leader. The Pathways to Success Program application must be postmarked by the established deadline by the award year.
2012-2013 Scholarship Workshops
To Be Announced.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2013
Find out more about scholarships at the Office
of Financial Aid.