Palm Desert

Listed below are scholarships that are available to CSUSB students who attend the Palm Desert Campus (PDC).

Betty Barker Scholarship

Betty Barker Scholarship provides scholarships to full-time students that are enrolled in the Palm Desert Campus. Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and demonstrates an interest in becoming a teacher.

City of Palm Desert President Albert Karnig Academic Excellence Scholarship Endowment

City of Palm Desert President Albert Karnig Academic Excellence Scholarship Endowment provides awards to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at CSUSB's Palm Desert Campus with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Coeta & Donald Barker Scholarship

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.

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Dream Scholarship Fund

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Dream Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to full-time California Dream Act students and/or first generation college students with a cumulative 2.6 GPA.

CSUSB PDC Associates Scholarship

CSUSB PDC Associates Scholarship provides scholarships to full-time PDC students with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Ernie Ball Inc. Scholarship

Ernie Ball Inc. Scholarship provides support for an Ernie Ball, Inc. employee and/or family member enrolled at California State University, San Bernardino main or Palm Desert Campus. Student must be enrolled full time, unless a current Ernie Ball, Inc. employee, and must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Grammar Bee/Jane Strauss Memorial Scholarship

Grammar Bee/Jane Strauss Memorial Scholarship provides scholarships to full-time PDC undergraduate students majoring in English with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation Scholarship

H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation Scholarship provides awards to Riverside County students attending California State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus who are studying Allied Health, including Nursing, Nutrition, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy and/or Education. Scholarship recipients will be required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA and show financial need.

Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship

Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship awards ten (10) to twenty (20) $3,600 scholarships each to CSUSB Palm Desert Campus students. Paper applications are available at the Palm Desert Campus Administration Office, second floor, Rogers Gateway Building.

Palm Desert Campus Athena Scholarship

Palm Desert Campus Athena Scholarship provides scholarships to PDC students with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Palm Desert Campus Lou Fernandez Scholarship

Palm Desert Campus Lou Fernandez Scholarship provides scholarships to undergraduate students with a cumulative 2.0 GPA.

Palm Desert Women's Club Scholarships

Palm Desert Women's Club Scholarshipsare 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.

Pat and Dr. Ward Fredericks Graduate Fellowship Fund

Pat and Dr. Ward Fredericks Graduate Fellowship Fund provides an award to a student in the California State University, Palm Desert Education Doctorate program. Students must be enrolled and in good standing in the CSUSB Ed.D. program.

Roderick M. Hendry Scholarship

Roderick M. Hendry Scholarshipprovides scholarships to students with an overall GPA of 3.0, open to any declared major available at the Palm Desert Campus(PDC), 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

Steve & Catharine Briggs Scholarshipprovides scholarships to students enrolled in the College of Natural Science's nursing or allied health professions degree program, must attend the Palm Desert Campus (PDC), and demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of a career in nursing or the allied health sciences. Financial need is considered but now essential.

The Pathways to Success Program

The Pathways to Success Program awards scholarships of 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 for the award year.

Ward & Pat Frederick Scholarship

Ward & Pat Frederick Scholarshipawards scholarships to full-time CSUSB Palm Desert Campus students who have a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and have financial need. Financial need is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants should include in their personal essay a statement about their moral responsibility to provide support to other students in the future. A letter of recommendation from a current instructor is needed.