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The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival's Magic Carpet Scholarship Fund with the help of its generous partners, has raised the bars in it's efforts in providing sponsorship awards and opportunities to our Riverside County residents.

In 2017:

  • The Magic Carpet Scholarship Fund's "Magic Carpet Awards" had over $25,000 raised through the very generous donations of many community members who believe in the importance of this FFA/4-H youth program. Click Here to for the scholarship application.
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  • Through Parking sales, the Rotary Club of Coachella Valley raised enough funds to award: 13 scholarships totaling $12,000, including 11 high school students and two Adult Education students; 3 scholarships in their Rotary Music Competition for $1000;  3 scholarships in the Rotary 4-Way Speech Competition for $500; 23 high school juniors were sent to to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards/Leadership Camp) for $8050;  $500 were donated to the Rotary Math Field Day Competition for middle school students; They supported the Riverside County Sheriff Explorers with a donation of $3000 for equipment and training; They helped sponsor the Coachella Valley Rotary Baseball with $1500.
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  • With the gracious help of Desert Valley Date, $3,500 was made from non-profit date sales; all proceeds benefitting the Friends of the Date Festival Scholarships.

  "In addition to the obvious fact that it made the financial burden of attending my dream school, UCLA, more palatable, the program also helped me build the social consciousness and public-speaking skills necessary in my profession."

- Madi D.


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