CDAR Awards Scholarships to Local HS Seniors in Coachella Valley for 2020

CDAR continues its over thirty-year tradition of awarding scholarships to high school seniors

The California Desert Association of REALTORS® awarded a total of $12,000 in academic scholarships to high school seniors in the Coachella Valley, continuing the thirty-year tradition of assisting students to aspire towards and achieve their higher education goals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, a total of 12 local students were awarded $1,000 scholarships each, including the third straight year of awarding one of the scholarships to the child of a CDAR member. The CDAR Scholarship Fund, which was started in 1988, has awarded scholarships to over 300 high school seniors over the past thirty years, amounting to $200,000 total in scholarship money awarded.

Although the annual CDAR Scholarship Breakfast, an event that celebrates the recipients with a ceremony and their families in attendance, was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, CDAR made the decision to still award scholarships in 2020 to support local students.

“The CDAR Scholarship Fund is very close to our hearts and means so much to our organization,” said Mary Funk, the CDAR Scholarship Committee Chair. “Even though we were not able to award as many scholarships as in previous years, we remain fortunate enough to still provide assistance to our Coachella Valley students so that they can continue to pursue their education goals.”

This year’s list of recipients, selected by the CDAR Scholarship Committee from a large pool of well-qualified candidates, are:

  • Catherine Avila, Cathedral City High School
  • Fayth Clayton, Palm Springs High School
  • Lorena Cota Acosta, Coachella Valley High School
  • Katia Delgado-Corvera, Desert Mirage High School
  • Jasmine Diaz, Indio High School
  • Gustavo Regalado, La Quinta High School
  • Frida Solares, Shadow Hills High School
  • Mayling Valencia, Desert Hot Springs High School
  • Daphnie Vhin Driza, Palm Desert High School
  • Jonathan Vidal Madrigal De La Herran, Rancho Mirage High School
  • Maifer Vizcarra Perez, Horizon Continuation High
  • Molly West, REALTOR®/Affiliate Scholarship, Palm Desert High School

Monies for the CDAR Scholarship Fund is raised at events such as the CDAR Scholarship Golf Tournament and the CDAR Scholarship Wall, located at the CDAR Corporate Office in Palm Desert, CA. To find out how to donate or support the CDAR Scholarship Fund, please contact the office at 760-346-5637 for information.