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.
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For 2013, DOF awarded $10,500 in scholarships to eight Coachella Valley students to assist them in their pursuit of college degrees. The Desert Outreach Foundation (DOF), is one of the largest local providers of educational funding for deserving students. Since our incorporation in 1999, we have awarded over $260,000 in scholarships to local students pursuing a college degree. The Foundationís programs support individuals in need regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, or social standing. The Foundation is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization founded in 1999.

Desert Outreach Foundation 2013 Scholarship Recipients


Front Row: Julie Hillstead, Rosa Quintero, Ruby Campo, Jack Williams (Board President); Back Row: Michael Wilson (City of Indio Mayor Pro Tem), Estella Sanchez, Amelia Campo, Diana Castro, Yazmin Franco, Madison Moniz and Ginny Foat (Palm Springs City Councilwoman)

The Desert Outreach Foundation (DOF), one of the largest local providers of educational funding for deserving students, hosted our 2013 Scholarship Awards Celebration on June 8, 2013 at Leon's Restaurant at the Doral Princess.

DOF awarded $10,500 in scholarships to eight Coachella Valley students this year to assist them in their pursuit of college degrees. We are proud to introduce our 2013 scholarship recipients: Amelia Campo, Ruby Campo, Diana Castro, Yazmin Franco, Julie Hillstead, Madison Moniz, Rosa Quintero and Estella Sanchez.

Our Mission
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
Telephone: 760-864-1234 Email: info@desertoutreachfoundation.org