CVEP Pathways to Success 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 a college degree.  If awarded a scholarship you will be linked to a wide variety of student support systems 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, training in core study skills, and one-on-one counseling.  In addition, you will be included in CVEP's 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. 

 Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for a Pathways to Success Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

Scholarship Award Amounts

Pathways to Success and its local matching partners have agreed to increase the level of scholarship awards, so that you may work less and focus more on completing your education.  Scholarships are available to you in one or two year increments in the following amounts:

Scholarship awards may be used to cover your tuition, books, and living expenses while attending college. 

Scholarship & Leadership Program Application

CVEP's Pathways to Success Scholarship and Leadership Program is currently accepting applications for students attending College of the Desert during the 2015-16 academic year.  To learn more about this opportunity, please select the following link:


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The CVEP Pathways to Success scholarship application for the 2016-17 academic year will be available in January 2016.  Please continue to  visit our website for further information regarding our regional scholarship and financial aid application workshops.

For more information regarding CVEP's Pathways to Success Scholarship and Leadership program or for assistance with the application process, please contact David Slack at 760-671-2016 or