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America's next great author may be in a Coachella Valley high school

As part of our mission to develop and support Coachella Valley writers, our Scholarship Fund has awarded scholarships to four college-bound writers over the past three years.

Your donation will help us help more students in 2024.

The Palm Springs Writers Guild is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.

Most recent winners:

2024 First Place
Vivien White
Indio Home School click for video

2024 Runner-Up
Jonathan Guillen Rizo
Indio High School

2023 Marielle Lazaro
Cathedral City High School

2023 Haley Meberg
Rancho Mirage High School

2022 Wendy Cadena
Desert Hot Springs High School

2021 Vianey Holguin
Coachella Valley High School

Please donate and help us help more students in 2024

Every donation, large or small, goes directly to this Scholarship Program, helping us help more students. Please donate today.
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Palm Springs Writers Guild Scholarship Program

In a continued effort to motivate young writers, the PSWG scholarship program will offer a $2,000 scholarship in 2024.

How to Submit Your Work:
See application for details


Why Writing Skills Matter

“Strong writing skills are a requirement for people who aspire to a career in writing, education, engineering, IT, healthcare, the arts, politics, and business.” *National Center For Education. Through writing contests and scholarship programs, the Palm Springs Writers Guild aims to motivate our local students to develop an interest in writing.

Education Mission Statement

The Palms Springs Writers Guild education mission is to inspire and nurture Coachella Valley writers, including student writers, by honing their writing skills, developing their imagination, and reaching for the stars.

For more information, please contact Judalon Manes, Director of Education.