Scholarship Information

College of the Desert Foundation works to secure financial support, enhancing the educational opportunities for all students. Over 39 years, the COD Foundation has raised more than $100 million to support student services and now manages endowments and other assets of more than $55 million. Endowment funds raised by the Foundation provide financial support for scholarships for our students. Qualifications for scholarships vary.

The scholarship application is now closed for the 2023-2024 academic year. The application cycle ran from December 1st, 2022 - April 15th, 2023, midnight (PST). Students awarded scholarships will be notified Summer of 2023. The 2024-2025 academic year scholarship application will open December 2023.  

In order for students to be considered for a Foundation scholarship, a student had to complete the scholarship application and go through the eligibility and selection process. Scholarships are usually awarded to the student(s) who best fit the criteria as established by the donor and or organization providing the scholarship funds.

If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will be sent an e-mail notification during the summer term through your MyCOD email account which will give you detailed instructions on the steps you will need to complete to finish the acceptance process for your Foundation scholarships. College of the Desert delivers your scholarship disbursements with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. Get more information about BankMobile Disbursements.

On behalf of College of the Desert (COD), we wanted to thank you and your organization for supporting the students of our community. Organization interested in becoming donors/sponsors for COD scholarships can use the information below to get starting: