Dr. Carreon was a co-founder of what is now John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio and helped found the Coachella Valley Mexican American Chamber of Commerce in 1980. Dr. Carreon Boulevard, the Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Junior Academy and Dr. Carreon Park, all in Indio, are named in his honor. In 1984, College of the Desert dedicated the International Fountain of Knowledge in honor of Dr. Carreon and his family for establishing the Dr. Carreon Scholarship Endowment at the College of the Desert Foundation. Dr. Carreon also established three other scholarship endowments at the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine; Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton; and Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona.
Scholarships are awarded to students who have at least a 3.0 GPA, are involved in the community, are of Mexican ancestry, and demonstrate leadership skills and financial need. Scholarships range from $1,250 to $5,000. Students must show a commitment to bettering their communities like the organization's founder, Dr. Carreon.
All scholarship applicants must complete and submit this application for the Reynaldo J. Carreon M.D. Foundation online. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
About Dr. Carreon
About the Dr. Carreon Foundation
The late Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon established the Reynaldo J. Carreon M. D. Foundation prior to his death in 1991, to enable Americans of Mexican ancestry to become the best they can through education. The Dr. Carreon Foundation Board of Directors has dedicated its efforts and resources to carry out Dr. Carreon’s vision. Dr. Carreon’s wish to help his people “be the greatest Americans possible” is being accomplished.
The mission of the Foundation is to support initiatives that will lead to increased and enhanced educational opportunities for the youth of Mexican-American heritage in our Coachella Valley community as they prepare to become leaders of our future. The Foundation focuses on the following areas: Education, Leadership, Community Involvement and Pride in Mexican-American Cultural Heritage.
Carreon Scholars have attended some 50 colleges and universities throughout the United States. The total investment by the Dr. Carreon Foundation in direct student financial support is more than $1 million and more than 400 students from the Coachella Valley have benefitted from these scholarships. The foundation has also awarded more than $300,000 in grants to local organizations.
Ricardo Loretta, Executive Director
Be enrolled as a full-time student in a Coachella Valley or Blythe High school.
Have earned at least a 3.0 un-weighted grade point average for all four years of high school work completed.
Be able to demonstrate qualities of good citizenship, leadership and financial need.
Be of Mexican ancestry.
Donate to the Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Foundation
Your donation will help the Dr. Carreon Foundation send students to college.
To date, the foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to high-achieving Coachella Valley and Blythe students going on to college, and has awarded more than $300,000 in grants to local organizations.
Our funds are matched 100% by Pathways to Success.
Students attending a four-year university receive: $5,000
Students attending a community college receive: $2,500
Donations can be mailed to:
Reynaldo J. Carreon M.D. Foundation
40101 Monterey Ave, Ste B1 - #215
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Please make checks payable to: Reynaldo J. Carreon M.D. Foundation
The Reynaldo J. Carreon Foundation is a registered 501 (c) 3.
Donations are tax deductible as allowable by law.
October 11 - Reginonal College Fair
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Agua Caliente Resort & Spa
Late October (TBD) - Dr. Carreon Foundation Scholarship Workshop
Cal State Univ - Palm Desert
37500 Cook St, Palm Desert, CA
October 29 - Dia de los Muertos
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cathedral City - Desert Memorial Park
31-705 Da Vall, Cathedral City, CA
November 5 - Dia de los Muertos
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Coachella Valley History Museum
82616 Miles Ave., Indio, CA
January 19 - Coachella Valley Leaders Mixer
Meet Your Fellow Coummunity Leaders
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Fantasy Springs Resort Penthouse Lounge
Rabo Bank | One of our many sponsors
Fernando Quiñonez-Meza Memorial Fund
El Rancho Meat Market #5
COD Alumni Association
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Belarde Auto Group
Supervisor John Benoit