• A Record Breaking 74 Students Receive Scholarships

    In other record-breaking news, 74 local high school and college students were awarded scholarships totaling a combined $136,000. NBC Palm Springs caught up with one of this year’s recipients to see what they have planned for the future. The Dr. Carreon Foundation has been helping students of Mexican heritage become the best they can be […]

  • NBCares Silver Linings CVUSD, Harvard Student

    This is a story of hard work, perseverance, dreaming big and believing in oneself. Desert Mirage senior Elizabeth Esteban knew she wanted to continue her education and had aspirations some would think are unattainable. However, Elizabeth continued to pursue her goal of attending post-secondary education and received incredible news of being accepted into Harvard College. […]

  • Local Student Overcomes Homelessness and COVID, Earns $40,000 Scholarship

    17-year-old Omar Bahena, a Desert Hot Springs High School student, is one of 30 Southern California high school seniors to be awarded a prestigious $40,000 Edison S.T.E.M. scholarship for students who want to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. He maintained his straight A G.P.A. through homelessness and being sick with COVID. His […]

  • SoCalGas Awards $232,000 in Scholarships to 60 Students

    ROSEMEAD (CNS) – Southern California Gas Co. will award scholarships totaling $232,000 to five dozen Southern and Central California pursuing higher education, the utility announced Tuesday. The Rosemead-based company said students were evaluated based on academic achievement, community engagement and on an essay about California’s clean energy future. This year, 86% of scholarship recipients were […]

  • Ellen DeGeneres and Alicia Keys present $20,000 scholarship to Texas teen told to cut his dreadlocks or miss graduation

    Ellen DeGeneres and Alicia Keys are lending support to a Texas teenager who was told that he won’t get to walk at graduation if he doesn’t cut his dreadlocks. The singer presented DeAndre Arnold with a check for $20,000 to go toward his college education when he appeared on “The Ellen Show” Wednesday.”I’m super proud of you […]

  • New Mexico governor announces free college tuition plan for residents

    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants to provide state residents with free tuition to public colleges, a plan that, if passed by the state legislature, would add New Mexico to the growing list of Democratic-led states to offer free higher education. Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, announced the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship on Wednesday while […]

  • Five Local Students Offered Full Ride Scholarships to CSUSB Palm Desert

    Five Coachella Valley high school graduates were chosen for full-ride scholarships to Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert campus, the school announced Tuesday. The students received a four-year scholarship covering full tuition and fees to begin studying this fall for an undergraduate degree at CSUSB Palm Desert, through the University Legacy Scholarship, according to campus […]

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