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College Friends


APWA is dedicated to educating young students about public works and engineering related careers.  Each month, members of the APWA gather together to discuss topics and issues of interest among the members. As part of their dedication to the community, members of the Coachella Valley Brach are able to participate in events such as the annual Bob Ross Memorial Golf Tournament, and the biennial Vendor Show in order to help raise money for the scholarship fund.    Annually, the Coachella Valley branch is pleased to provide scholarships to local graduating high school seniors, who will be pursuing a degree from a four-year college/university with a major in public works, civil engineering, or other qualified related field.  Since 2004, the Coachella Valley Branch has awarded 88 scholarships totaling $207,000.


To be eligible for an APWA Coachella Valley Branch Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be completing or have complete high school successfully with a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

  • Be accepted as a full time student at a collage or university for the upcoming academic semester in an approved Public Works related major

  • Preference will be given to students who attended high school in the Coachella Valley


Qualifying Majors include:

  • Civil Engineering

  • Land Surveying

  • Transportation Engineering

  • Traffic Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Construction Management

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


The APWA Coachella Valley 2024 Scholarship Application period is now Closed.

All applications received by March 20, 2024 are under review by the Scholarship Committee.

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