College Scholarships

Since 1974, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley has helped hundreds of families send their children to college. Our program works to ensure that all members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a career of the 21st century. To help students attain higher education, we offer college scholarships and support services in partnership with OneFuture Coachella Valley, and Alignment USA community. Our program is significant in that it is a renewable award. Once a student is on our program they are then eligible for continued funding throughout their college education.

Eligibility Requirements

Be a member who is currently, or has been, an active participant in programs at one of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley’s clubhouses: Indio, La Quinta, Coachella or Mecca

You must answer all questions in the application regarding your involvement with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley.

You must submit a recommendation form from the unit director of the Boys & Girls Club that you attend.

You or your parents must have been permanent residents of the Coachella Valley over the past 3 years.

You must be a California high school graduate.

You must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) : If you are ineligible to complete the FAFSA, you must complete the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) financial aid application:

You must demonstrate financial need (as identified by academic institutions and FAFSA or the California Student Aid Commission).

You must be applying as an undergraduate at an accredited college, university, or academic institution in the U.S.

You must have a high school GPA of 2.0 or above, and meet college/university academic requirements for admissions and continued enrollment.

You must be enrolled full-time and maintain full-time enrollment status (as defined by academic institutions).

You must submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA or the California Aid Report (CAR) from CSAC.

You will be expected to sign a contract with OneFuture Coachella Valley (OFCV) involving you in scheduled leadership events, mentoring, workshops, and web based interactions.