The Diaz Family has established the Robert Diaz Memorial Scholarship Fund SOAR Program to assist high school seniors attending Coachella Valley High School who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at a two or four year college or university. SOAR signifies Scholarship, Optimism, Achievement and Responsibility, words that represent the components of what Coach Diaz hoped to instill in each and every student at CVHS.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of $2,000. Up to two (2) awards will be granted to one senior girl and one senior boy. Awards are one-time only.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, work experience, statement of career and educational aspirations and goals, unusual personal or family circumstances, an outside appraisal, leadership and participation in community activities and an essay. Financial need will not be considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer of The Diaz Family play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in April.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Diaz Family . Payments are made in one installment in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.