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The annual COD scholarship application process is now available!

Application Deadline: Friday, April 23, 2010

The Financial Aid Office is pleased to announce that the Annual COD Scholarship Application is now available.  As a reminder, the application is a completely electronic, on-line process which can be easily accessed through the STARS Online (Scholarship Tracking And Review System) scholarship icon/link below.  Simply click on the icon/link and it will open to the scholarship site!  Then follow the instructions.  There are no pages to print and the site is accessible 24 hours a day!

To ensure proper operation of the STARS Scholarship System, please comply with the following system requirements: use Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, allow pop-ups, and enable cookies.  Please be advised that you may want to use the STARS system in "compatibility view" by clicking on the icon to the right of the address bar (it looks like a torn piece of paper) - see graphic below:  

After you have entered the scholarship site, if this is the first time you will be using the STARS system to apply for COD scholarships, you are not yet registered and need to begin by clicking on the "Start Here" button.

If you have already applied for COD scholarships in the past using the STARS on-line system, you simply login using your User Name and Password and click on the "Submit" button. 

Students requiring additional assistance should contact the Financial Aid Office directly at: (760) 773-2532.

The basic requirements to qualify for these scholarships are as follows:

  • Must have completed a minimum of six units with passing grades at COLLEGE OF THE DESERT during the previous Fall 2009 semester.


  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher with the exception of the scholarship in partnership with Pathways to Success.  Your cumulative grade point average will be the GPA that is used to determine eligibility.


  • Must be attending COLLEGE OF THE DESERT during the 2010–2011 academic year and remain enrolled in a minimum of six units each semester for most scholarships unless you are transferring to a four-year college or university and apply specifically for the "transfer" scholarships.


  • Must complete the on-line scholarship application process by the deadline date of April 23, 2010. 


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