|The Desert Outreach Foundation employs a formal, multi-week review process to determine who receives the scholarships. There are five rating factors used to rank the applicants: Financial Need, Scholastic Achievement, Community Service, Essay, and Personal Interview. Financial Need is given the highest priority in the rating process.|
|For 2012, the Foundation awarded $1,300 scholarships to seven Coachella Valley students. Since our incorporation in 1999, we have awarded about $180,000 in scholarships to local students pursuing a college degree. "Our 2012 Scholarship Awards event was not only a way to honor the scholars but also an opportunity for us to acknowledge and thank those individuals who have significantly contributed to the Foundation, and allow them to see first-hand how their contributions our helping others in need, " says Jack Williams, President of the Board of Directors.|
|Desert Outreach Foundation 2012 Scholarship Recipients|
Julie Hillstead, Jack Williams (Board President), Diana Castro, Dave Callahan (Board Treasurer), Cyrena Shirley, Daniel Polk (behind Cyrena), Ruby Campo, Steve McAdams (Chairman of Board Scholarship Committee), Kobra Ghasemi and Yazmin Franco.
|The Desert Outreach Foundation, an all volunteer organization founded in 1999, is dedicated to improving our community by assisting and supporting young people of merit, in need with their career & academic endeavors and by comforting our youth in distress at local care and treatment facilities.|
|Desert Outreach Foundation IRS 501(c)(3) Tax ID #91-1940047
1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 110, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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