Brothers of the Desert is joining with Safe Schools Desert Cities (SSDC) in awarding scholarships to LGBTQI students in the Coachella Valley and surrounding area. ‍We are partnering to collaborate with SSDC to offer a Brothers of the Desert scholarship for students 22 years of age or under. (Primarily High School Students). We have committed to three scholarships for the next three years beginning in the academic year 2021. SafeSchools Mission :“To recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or intersex (LGBTQI) youth who, through their participation, dedication and initiative, have helped foster a positive self-image among other LGBTQI youth.”


Negro Academic Scholarship Fund

Brothers of the Desert is proud to commit to an annual donation of $1,000 to the Negro Academic Scholarship Fund. The Negro Academic Scholarship Fund of Palm Springs is an all-volunteer 501 (3)(C) non-profit organization who provides scholarships to high school students to four area schools: Palm Springs High School, Cathedral City High School, Desert Hot Springs High School, and Rancho Mirage High School.

Their scholarships range from $500.00 to $1000.00 depending on whether the student attends a Junior college or University. Recipients are selected based on their financial need of funds to attend school, along with academic stability and college potential. The scholarships are given to low-income students who reside in low-income communities. They have been assisting students over the past 51 years.


Safe Schools Desert Cities

Brothers of the Desert is joining with Safe Schools Desert Cities (SSDC) in awarding scholarships to LGBTQI students in the Coachella Valley and surrounding area. 

We are partnering to collaborate with SSDC to offer a
Brothers of the Desert scholarship for students 22 years of age or under.
(Primarily High School Students). We have committed to three scholarships for the next three years beginning in the academic year 2021.

 SafeSchools Mission :

“To recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or intersex (LGBTQI) youth who, through their participation, dedication and initiative, have helped foster a positive self-image among other LGBTQI youth.”