Three first-year students attending Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus this fall will each receive a University Legacy Scholarship that will cover their full tuition and fees, net of financial aid, for four years, leading to a baccalaureate degree.

The recipients are:

  • Oscar Diaz Soto, Coachella Valley High School;
  • Madison Eves, Rancho Mirage High School; and
  • Jason Davalos, Palm Desert High School.

These three new scholarship recipients join 15 other University Legacy Scholars from the previous three years.  

The University Legacy Scholarship provides an opportunity for outstanding graduating high school seniors attending high schools in the Coachella Valley to compete for an academic scholarship to attend the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. It was created for Coachella Valley students to realize just how accessible a college education is, thanks to the generous support of community members.

 “The Palm Desert Campus created the University Legacy Scholarship to attract students graduating from Coachella Valley high schools to attend the Cal State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus and remain in the valley to give back to the community upon graduation,” said Al Jones, University Legacy Scholarship committee member. “The three recipients this year are outstanding representatives of their respective high schools who will become tomorrow’s future leaders in the Coachella Valley.”

The scholars are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community.

The program was established for deserving local students who are graduates of high schools from the Coachella Valley Unified School District, Desert Sands Unified School District and Palm Springs Unified School District. In addition, students graduating from accredited private and online schools in the Coachella Valley are also eligible for the scholarship program.

For more information about the University Legacy Scholarship, visit the University Legacy Scholarship webpage.

The CSUSB Palm Desert Campus offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a doctorate in educational leadership, and teaching credentials and certificates. With more than 1,600 students, it is the Coachella Valley’s four-year public university and plays a vital role in educating and training the region’s growing population.

For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the Office of Strategic Communication at or (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107, or visit the PDC website.