College of the Desert
The college was founded in 1958 and opened its doors for the first time in September 1962. As a two-year college, the College offers transfer students an affordable option for starting college and transferring to a four-year institution. College of the Desert is the number one source of transfer students to California State University at San Bernardino. College of the Desert also offers a number of popular vocational and technical programs, including Nursing and Health Sciences, Digital Design and Production, Turf Grass Management & Ornamental Horticulture, Advanced Transportation Technologies, Culinary Arts, and a full range of Administration of Justice courses at the Public Safety Academy training facility.
WHAT RECIPIENTS SAY
“Thank you for being an inspiration to others and myself, who aspire to one day give back to
their community. Philanthropy has always been the goal for me and I get to pursue that thanks to the scholarship provided to the LGBTQIA+ community here at College of the Desert. Thank you for choosing me as a recipient of your scholarship and for contributing to my success. I have felt the support and have witnessed inclusivity here at College of the Desert, through our professors and staff as well as the students. Thank you for being a part of that safe space here at College of the Desert. May you continue to show your pride and mine.”