Where Passion Meets Education

Where Passion Meets Education

Where Passion Meets EducationWhere Passion Meets EducationWhere Passion Meets Education

Building a community of lifelong learners! 


The scholarship fund was established during the school year of 1969-70 for the objective of awarding an annual scholarship to a graduating high school senior. Mrs. Jimmie Roberts, along with Essielene Rougely and Rosie Lee Mayfield met with High School senior Richard Coltrell and counselors Moya Henderson and Ann Boukidis to establish criteria for selection of students awards.


We are a All Volunteer 501 (3)(C) non-profit organization who provides scholarships to high school students to 4 area schools; Palm Springs High School, Cathedral City High School, Desert Hot Springs High School, and Rancho Mirage High School.  

TAX ID# 23-7253537

Our scholarships range from $500.00 to $1,000.00 each academic year depending on whether the student attends a Junior college or University. Recipients are selected based on their financial need of funds to attend school, along with academic stability and college potential. The scholarships are given to low income students who reside in low income communities. We are excited and happy to have assisted many students over the past 49 years, and we currently support approximately 24 students.

Contact Us

Negro Academic

P.O. 359 Palm Springs, CA 92263

(760) 409-2301