Palm Springs Modern Committee(PSMODCOM) Announces 2013 Palm Springs Unified School District Education Scholarships

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Three graduating high school students who have expressed interest in pursuing a career in architecture, architectural preservation planning or environmental studies to be awarded and honored at annual reception.

Culture is developed from within and education is groomed from without

Annually, The Palm Springs Modern Committee selects three graduating high school students from Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) high schools to each receive a five hundred dollar ($500.00) monetary gift applicable to his or her further education. The recipients, from Cathedral City High School, Desert Hot Springs High School, and Palm Springs High School have expressed interest in pursuing a career in architecture, architectural preservation, planning or environmental studies. Applicants are recommended by a PSUSD teacher, counselor or program coordinator, have maintained a 2.5 grade point average, and have been accepted at a two or four year accredited university, college or approved technical or vocational school. The funds are applied to each student's college account for distribution for a variety of purposes including books and classroom materials, housing, or an independent project authorized by the PSMODCOM Education Committee.

In addition to annual scholarship awards ceremonies presented by the individual schools. PSMODCOM hosts an annual Scholars Reception for the three annual recipients and their families, PSUSD school administrators and PSUSD Board of Education members. At the May 29, 2013 reception, PSMODCOM Education Chairman Robert Imber will announce a contribution of books, DVD's, Palm Springs architectural maps, and the PSMODCOM Palm Springs architectural tour APP for distribution in the schools. Imber notes that, "It is inordinately rewarding to see our educational outreach increase each year as more and more young people become interested in architectural or preservation careers." Imber added, "Our education program has been designed to expand into further in-school curricula, architectural field trips, a professional mentoring component etc.

About Palm Springs Modern Committee:
The Palm Springs Modern Committee (PSMODCOM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of Desert Modern architecture and design. We accomplish this through education, advocacy for threatened buildings, promotion of heritage tourism, and the celebration of successes in preservation and adaptive reuse.

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