CDAR Awards Scholarships to Local HS Seniors in Greater Palm Springs for 2023

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

The California Desert Association of REALTORS® awarded a total of $10,000 in academic scholarships to high school seniors in the Greater Palm Springs area, continuing the over thirty-year tradition of assisting students to aspire towards and achieve their higher education goals.

This year, a total of 10 local students were awarded $1,000 scholarships each, including the sixth 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.

On Thursday, May 11th, CDAR will honor the 2023 scholarship recipients and their families at our annual breakfast and ceremony at the CDAR Corporate Office. For CDAR members who would like to attend, click the link here for more info and to register.

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

  • Belinda Castaneda, Indio High School
  • Samantha Gonzalez, Desert Hot Springs High School
  • Neveah Hernandez, Rancho Mirage High School
  • Jose Hernandez-Beltran, Desert Mirage High School
  • Allison Morden, Shadow Hills High School
  • Audrey Paiz, REALTOR®/Affiliate Scholarship recipient
  • Melissa Perez-Rodriguez, Coachella High School
  • Jerson Rodriguez, Cathedral City High School
  • Tiana Rodriguez, Horizon High School
  • Kamilla Zarate, Palm Springs High School

Monies for the CDAR Scholarship Fund is raised at events such as the CDAR Scholarship Golf Tournament and the CDAR Scholarship Tree, 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.