Outside Scholarships

Scholarship checks sent to the COD Financial Aid Office from outside organizations on behalf of students require a minimum 6-8 week turnaround time to process the check(s) from the date the check is received in the Financial Aid Office.

During the COVID-19 closure, all outside scholarship checks will be mailed to the address College of the Desert has on file. Please be sure to update your address if your address has changed to ensure you receive your scholarship in a timely manner.

Check out these outside scholarship opportunities:

Soroptimist Live Your Dreams Scholarship

Sun Community FCU Scholarships 

Dr. Suhyun An Scholarship for students who plan to pursue a medical degree

WTS - Advancing Women in Transportation Careers

Hortio Alger application for juniors in high school

Hortio Alger application for current students in career and tecnical programs

Theresa A. Mike Scholarship

L-Fund Education Assistance Program Application 

Sallie Mae Fund Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program 

DAR-Monica Scholarship

Coachella Valley Housing Coalition

California Strawberry Scholarship 

California Desert Association of Realtors Scholarships for high school seniors

CA Mason's - Investment in Success Scholarship

Girlfriend Factor GoGirl! Grants for local adult women over the age of 25

Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley

Latinos in Finance Scholarship

Workpuls Scholarship

Woman's Club of Indio Empowering Women Scholarship Opportunity

Standard Motor Products Blue Streak Scholarship for automotive students

Standard Motor Products Women in Auto Care Scholarship 

OneFuture Coachella Valley Scholarships

Since 2009, OneFuture Coachella Valley (OFCV) and their local partners have aligned and awarded more than $17 million in scholarships to more than 2,600 students. To apply for OFCV scholarships please visit the OneFuture website.

Inland Empire Community Foundation

The Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) IECF awards a wide variety of scholarships, including general and field-specific scholarships for areas of study like civil engineering, nursing, special education, veterinary sciences, and more. To apply for scholarships with IECF, please visit the IECF website and click on "Scholarship Opportunities."

Following is a list of free scholarship search sites:

Outside Scholarship Opportunities from Departments within the College

Name Deadline Contact
Burton Book Fund for Foster Youth Ongoing EOPS/CARE office