The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership's Pathways to Success Scholarship and Leadership Program is changing the culture of college going by offering sizeable scholarships to Coachella Valley undergraduate students (like you) with demonstrated financial need who wish to complete an undergraduate college degree.  If awarded a scholarship you will be linked to a wide variety of leadership and student support services designed to help you succeed in college and your professional career.

Our goal at Pathways to Success is to provide the financial resources and student support services to students who have clear career goals, students who have demonstrated leadership or involvement in their community or school, and students who have the desire and motivation to succeed.  Our GPA requirements for eligibility are broad.  We require a 2.0 GPA or above for first and second year college students, and a 2.5 GPA or above for third and fourth year college students.  We fully recognize that your GPA should not be the sole determining factor in your ability to attend and succeed in college.  But, we also recognize that you may need additional help, advising and academic assistance once you are in college. 

For that reason, if awarded you will be linked to Pathways to Success support services that provide workshops on college readiness and financial management, training in how to navigate your way through college, and one-on-one counseling.  In addition, you will be included in the Pathways to Success Leadership program, which is designed to help you develop your full potential in college and cultivate the skills essential for your success as a professional. 

Scholarship & Leadership Program Application

This year, Pathways to Success and local partners will award more than $1.3 million in scholarships to valley students.  To learn more and to apply please select a link below:


If you are a current college student, please complete our application by visiting the following link:

If you are a 2016 graduating high school senior, please complete our application by visiting your respective high school scholarship portal below:

The Pathways to Success Scholarship and Leadership Program application deadline to apply is Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 11:59PM. Scholarship awards will be announced in April 2016. 

For more information regarding the Pathways to Success Scholarship and Leadership Program or for assistance with the application process, please contact us at 760-340-1575 or