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Student Scholarship Program

Program for 2015-16

Since 1965, each year in the spring, the DAC has awarded several scholarships to high school seniors, to provide financial assistance in their pursuit of an art or design related degree, at a college or university.

The Desert Art Center of Coachella Valley is now soliciting applications from high school seniors from the Palm Springs Unified School District and the Desert Sands School District for the annual scholarship awards program. Candidates must be continuing their art education by enrolling in a visual arts program in college or art school.

Students must submit a completed application, a brief statement about themselves, their educational goals, along with at least two pieces of their artwork and include a letter of recommendation from their art teacher. Submissions must be delivered to the Desert Art Center, 550 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, April 4, 2016 between 10 am and 4 pm. The jury will make their selections and students will be informed of the awards by starting April 5, 2016.

Saturday, April 8, 2016  - Awards Potluck from 5 pm to 6 pm followed by the Scholarship awards presentation from 6 pm to 7 pm will be held at the Desert Art Center auditorium.    Parents, families, teachers and friends are invited.

For more information contact: Don Dietz, Scholarship Coordinator at 760-671-5000

Application form is available: Scholarship App 2015 page 1   App page 2  

                 Note: The scholarship application may be duplicated.                            


The scholarship awards amounts are determined each year based on the financial performance to the organization.  DAC has been able to provide more funding to scholarships in recent years.  

Click here to see the winning students.

      • 2015 $6,000  
      • 2014 $5,000
      • 2013 $5,000 
      • 2012 $5,000
      • 2011 $4,000
      • 2010 $2,000


550 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262  ●  PH: (760) 323-7973    info@desertartcenter.org

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