Scholarships & Financial Aid

OneFuture Coachella Valley awards scholarships in partnership with local nonprofit organizations and provides students with financial aid counseling to help them navigate the college going process. With our College and Career Navigator (C2Nav) online system, students complete a profile, submit their scholarship application, and connect to resources to help them succeed.

OneFuture Coachella Valley works closely with the valley’s three Unified School Districts to encourage all high school students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. FAFSA provides access to Pell Grants, Cal Grants, scholarships and other means of support. This process helps families and students find resources to cover up to 100% of college expenses.

Since 2009, OneFuture Coachella Valley and local nonprofit partners have aligned and awarded more than $17 million in scholarships to more than 3,000 students. On average, our scholars graduate at a higher rate with less student loan debt. Collectively, OneFuture Coachella Valley and our partners, awarded almost $1.3 million in scholarships this last year. For a list of currently open scholarship applications, scroll to the bottom of this page. Visit the link below to apply for scholarships and access resources.

As part of the Scholar Success Program, OneFuture Coachella Valley provides Student Support Services including individual counseling and mentoring sessions, leadership conferences and seminars, financial aid counseling and scholarships, regular check-in with students, and links to internships, ensuring our students successfully persist through college and graduate ready to enter the workforce. We believe in a holistic approach to provide students both financial and academic support to ensure college success.

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The Battle of the High Schools FAFSA/CADAA Completion Competition

The Battle of the High Schools is back! Seniors – Complete your FAFSA/CADAA by May 2nd and help your class win!

The high school in each district with the highest FAFSA/CADAA applications completed by May 2 will win $3,000 cash prizes for their senior class.

And that’s not all! The overall high school winner receives an additional $1,000! There will also be a $1,000 prize to the small school winner and a $1,000 prize to the alternative education winner!

Visit the resources below and get started on your application today!

Financial Aid Resources

California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)>|

The Commission is the principal state agency responsible for administering financial aid programs for students attending public and private universities, colleges, and vocational schools in California.

Federal Student Aid>|

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grant, work-study, and loan funds to students attending college or career school.

Scholarships Accepting Applications Now

OneFuture Coachella Valley Scholarship

Since 2009, OneFuture Coachella Valley (OFCV) and local partners have aligned and awarded more than $17 million in scholarships to more than 2,600 students.

If awarded a scholarship, you will be required to fullfill the following requirement as part of your scholarship award:

  • Participate in events, including OneFuture Coachella Valley’s Student Leadership Conference (June 27, 2024), Midyear Student Leadership Conference (December 2024), and Bridge to Careers workshops.
  • Additional requirements may be outlined in your Student Award Agreement, based on funder guidelines.

Deadline: *Extended* Friday, April 26, 11:59PM 

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Black & African American Healthcare Scholarship

OneFuture Coachella Valley, in partnership with the Desert Healthcare District, offers generous scholarship awards, so that students may work less and focus more on completing their education.

Deadline: *Extended* Friday, April 26, 11:59PM 

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Graduate Scholarship Program: Healthcare

OneFuture Coachella Valley, in partnership with the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation, is providing need based scholarships to district residents pursuing careers and graduate level degrees in healthcare, including preceptor fees.

Deadline: Friday, April 26, 11:59PM

Apply now!

CalTravel Summit (CTS) Scholarship Program

The CalTravel Summit (CTS) Scholarship Program provides opportunities for high-performing students to become immersed in the travel and tourism industry and build connections that will help them succeed as they prepare to enter the workforce.

Winners will have the opportunity to learn from educational sessions featuring state and national tourism leaders, meet with the suppliers at the industry marketplace, and network for job leads.

CalTravel will award up to two scholarships, at least one of which will be to a student from an underrepresented group. The scholarships include conference registration, all conference meals, three nights’ lodging, and travel costs (air transport for recipients from Northern California or gas cost for recipients from Southern California).

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to reward a student who truly stands out.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 30

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Hospitality Scholarship

Since 2014, the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has awarded scholarships to Coachella Valley students pursuing college majors in the tourism and hospitality Industry. It now awards scholarships through its Tourism Foundation, which was established in 2017.

Deadline: Friday, May 10, 11:59 PM

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Nueva Generación Scholarship

This program offers financial aid to students pursuing degrees at colleges, universities, vocational or trade schools. These scholarships reflect the foundation’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life for California farmworkers and their families through support services.

The California Farmworker Foundation has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to more than 150 recipients, many of whom are first-generation college students.

Deadline: Monday, June 17, 11:59PM |

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Theresa A. Mike Scholarship

Scholarships are open to Native American students across the United States AND any Non-Native student who has graduated from the Coachella Valley, full-time post-secondary or graduate student with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

Awards range from $250 to $5,000. Starting January 30, Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation will start accepting scholarship applications for the fall of 2024.

Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 11:59PM

Apply now!