CVHC has multiple scholarship opportunities that encourage secondary education for children of our residents.

John F. Mealey College Scholarship Fund Program is


Now accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year.

Application Due:


John F. Mealey Scholarship Fund

In 2002, the Board of Directors and Employees of the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition (CVHC) established the JFM College Scholarship Fund Program, in honor of CVHC’s founding and retired Executive Director, John F. Mealey.  The scholarship fund awards scholarships annually to students who reside in affordable housing communities developed by CVHC, who are pursuing undergraduate higher education at any accredited college, university or vocational school. To date, over half a million in scholarship funds have been awarded, benefiting more than 800 students.

Father Edward Donovan Memorial Scholarship

In 2013, CVHC added the Father Edward Donovan Memorial Scholarship to its JFM College Scholarship Fund in honor of the late Father Donovan who helped found CVHC. This scholarship awards one undergraduate student a $2,000-dollar scholarship and an opportunity to undertake a paid summer internship with CVHC.  Award selection is based on the student’s demonstrated leadership qualities, commitment to community service, and come from a farmworker household.

Sandy Rosenblith Memorial Scholarship

Sandy Rosenblith founded Rural LISC in 1995, an organization dedicated to creating vibrant rural communities throughout America where she served as its first Executive Director for 14 years. Ms. Rosenblith is held in high regard by her peers for her formidable legacy to the field of nonprofit community development.  She held a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a law degree from Harvard University. CVHC awards one graduate student ( Masters, PHD, JD)  a $1,000 dollars scholarship.

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