High school seniors of Mexican-American heritage can begin submitting
required materials in advance of the January submission date
Dr. Carreon Foundation (DCF) invites high school seniors to get an early start this year and begin uploading the required materials in preparation for submitting their official application in January 2022. Qualifications to apply include being a full-time high school senior in the Coachella Valley or Blythe who have Mexican ancestry, have earned at least a 3.0 unweighted grade point average for all four years of high school work completed, and are able to demonstrate qualities of good citizenship, leadership and financial need.
This year 74 scholarships were awarded to students from Palm Springs Unified School District, Desert Sands Unified School District, Coachella Valley Unified School District and Palo Verde Unified School District. Scholarship monies can be used toward tuition, living expenses, or school supplies while pursuing higher education by attending college or a vocational trade school.
Dr. Carreon Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 million in total scholarships to nearly 800 students who have attended schools locally and across the country including College of the Desert, Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus, the University of Southern California, UCLA, MIT and Harvard University, to name a few. Working in collaboration with OneFuture Coachella Valley (OFCV) to raise money in supporting the scholarship program, every dollar donated to the Foundation is matched by OFCV and the Foundation to become three.
Students interested in applying for a 2022 scholarship should begin preparing materials by visiting www.carreonfoundation.org. Applications will be taken from January 1 to March 31, 2022 and awards will be announced at the end of April 2022.
About Dr. Carreon Foundation
The late Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon established the Reynaldo J. Carreon M. D. Foundation prior to his death in 1991, to enable Americans of Latino ancestry to become the best they can through education. The Dr. Carreon Foundation Board of Directors has dedicated its efforts and resources to carry out Dr. Carreon’s vision. Dr. Carreon’s wish to help his people “be the greatest Americans possible” is being accomplished.
The mission of the Foundation is to support initiatives that will lead to increased and enhanced educational opportunities for the youth of Mexican heritage in the Coachella Valley and Blythe as they prepare to become leaders of our future. Carreon Scholars have attended some 50 colleges and universities throughout the United States.