CDAR Awards Scholarships to Local HS Seniors in Coachella Valley for 2021

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 over 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 more than $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 again in 2021 to support local students.

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

  • Eva Bacilio, Coachella Valley High School
  • Omar Julian Bahena Salgado, Desert Hot Springs High School
  • Aidan Clark, Palm Desert High School
  • Mafer Alison Galaz, La Quinta High School
  • Amaya Gray, La Quinta High School (REALTOR®/Affiliate Scholarship recipient)
  • Anthony Junco-Ramirez, Palm Springs High School
  • Gaganpreet Kaur, Shadow Hills High School
  • Tatum Mahoney, Horizon Continuation High
  • Ariana Medina, Cathedral City High School
  • Kimberly Reyes, Indio High School
  • Jasmine Rodarte-Vargas, Rancho Mirage High School
  • Arlette Rodriguez, Desert Mirage 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.