The High Desert Community Foundation administers a number of annual scholarship funds with various requirements.

Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year will be available in January, 2017.  Applications for the following scholarships will be available on the website and in your high school counseling office.  Scholarship recipients for 2017 will be announced at their respective high school award ceremonies in May or June.  The eligibility criteria for each of these scholarships is listed below.  

Rick Gabrielson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is limited to specific high schools in the High Desert.  Check with your school’s guidance counselor to see if it is available at your school.

 Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Scholarships

Please go to for DVL Scholarship information.

A.V.H.S. Class of 1976 Alumni Scholarship

This is currently a closed scholarship.  It is solely for the use of the 2016 graduates from AVHS, and remains open for funding from Sept 2016 – Sept 2019.

Would you like to support continuing education through Scholarships?

Donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated!  You may make a check to HDCF (High Desert Community Foundation) with the specific Scholarship your donation will support in the memo section.  Send to HDCF, 16000 Apple Valley Road C3, Apple Valley, CA 92307.  You may also donate via PayPal: