Burton/May Pride Award

Applications for 2023-2024 School Year
Application Deadline is extended to February 14, 2024

Awards in this category are intended to provide support for educational expenses for your enrollment in an educational program following your graduation from high school (vocational school or training program, community college or university). These expenses will typically include:

  • Tuition, course fees
  • On campus living expenses
  • Books and other educational materials
  • Computers used for coursework
  • Other costs directly related to enrollment in an educational program

Safe Schools Desert Cities will award scholarships of $500 to $1500 in this category.  This is a competitive award but is not based on scholastic achievement. Recipients will be selected solely on the basis of an application (including references). Awards will be presented during a Special Awards Ceremony on March 24, 2024.

Application Process

The button below will take you to the “Student Overview” page on the Inland Empire Community Foundation website. From there, select or scroll down to “Additional Scholarship Opportunities”. Under the listings for the “Coachella Valley Area,” find the listing for: The Safe Schools Desert Cities Scholarship Fund | Deadline is extended to February 14, 2024.


When you open that item, you will find the links to download the “Guidelines and Application” and the link to download the “Scholarship Award Reference Form”. You will be responsible for having your references submit the required reference.

Complete and submit applications according to the instructions on the scholarship application.

Application Deadline








Applications for the Burton/May Pride Award will be administered by the Inland Empire Community Foundation. Selection of recipients will be made by Safe Schools Desert Cities.


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Palm Springs, CA 92263

Safe Schools Desert Cities Corp is a registered non‐profit 501(c)(3) public charity organization and contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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