Foundation Scholarships


Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Palo Verde College Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities for students attending Palo Vere College's main campus in Blythe and Needles Educational Center. The PVC Foundation is always looking for opportunities to increase scholarships to students in order to expand opportunities for student success. For our 2020 Fall Semester, PVC Foundation, with the assistance of our generous donors, were able to award over $54,000 to PVC students. Watch the video of the ceremony by clicking here. We are grateful to all donors who make these awards possible.

Setting up a scholarship in your name, or the name of a loved one, is easy and can be very rewarding as it allows you to carry on a lasting memory of your family while in service to others. Donors are invited to the annual awards ceremony held in May, to meet recipients of their scholarships. If you are interested in setting up a scholarship in your name, or in memory of a loved one, please contact Stephanie M. Slagan, Executive Director of the PVC Foundation at (760) 921-5524 or via email at Palo Verde College Foundation is considered a 501(c) (3) by the IRS and all donations are considered tax deductible.

Form to Establish a Scholarship

Current Foundation Scholarships 2018-2019

Endowed Scholarships

Bernard Osher Foundation Scholarship (California Improvement Club, PVVTV)*
Charlie Graham Chevrolet & Buick Scholarship
DACE Board of Directors Scholarship
Debra Ann Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
Donald R. and Carol Averill Career Technical Education Endowment Scholarship
Dr. John Hadlock Memorial Scholarship
Emilie A. Graham Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Francis "Ted" Arneson Memorial Scholarship
McCreary Family Scholarship
PVC Foundation Scholarships
Palo Verde Hospital Dr. Brooks Scholarship
Palo Verde Valley High School Class of 1967 Scholarship
Richard S. Williams Family Scholarship
Ron and Glen Baker Family Scholarship
Singler Music Scholarship
Union Bank of California Scholarship

Other Scholarships

Catholic Charities
CHOICE Scholarship*
Derin Cilenti Memorial Scholarship
Dr. George & Marcella Thomas Family Scholarship
Jerry Spechtenhauser Scholarship*
Lovekin/ Circle K Scholarship
Ohlinger-Walton Scholarship
PVC Foundation Laptop Award Scholarship Program
PVC Foundation - Needles Center Scholarship
PVC Umoja Scholarship
Patricia Waltl Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Provident Bank Scholarship
Santana Rivera Memorial Nursing Scholarship*
Southern California Edison STEM Scholarships*

*Scholarships may be offered in the Fall and Spring Semester

Students are advised to check the Palo Verde College Scholarships website for current scholarship offerings. Most scholarships awarded through the Foundation are advertised in the early Spring Semester through the Financial Aid Office and are announced at the Awards Ceremony in May of every year. Awards made in May are then disbursed in August during the Fall Semester. Students must show proof of enrollment at Palo Verde College in order to receive their scholarship. If you have any questions regarding scholarships, including when applications will be available, please contact Diana Mendez, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at

Current Foundation Scholarships 2018-2019