Please join us for our 15th Anniversary Virtual Celebration! We are celebrating 15 years of success while raising critical funds that allow us to continue serving scholars. The evening will include a live appearance from Janet Napolitano, an engaging Fund-A-Need, and a live auction with one-of-a-kind experiences!
Who We Are
What We Do
Become a PCF Scholar
How You Can Help
Why It Matters
The Peninsula College Fund
Our mission is to empower low-income, first generation college students to graduate and obtain a job that aligns with their career goals.
What We Do
Each scholar receives $3,000 per year which is renewable annually for all four years of college. These funds help fill their financial aid gap and minimize student debt.
We carefully match each scholar with a trained college-educated adult who serves as an ally, advisor, and role model throughout college and often beyond.
Our scholars participate in intensive workshops to help them navigate college life and academics and build the knowledge and skills to prepare for post-college employment.
We work with employers to develop summer internships, provide scholars with information on existing opportunities, and offer stipends to scholars pursuing meaningful unpaid summer internships.
Become a Mentor
Forge a life-changing bond to guide a scholar through college
Help Build a Career
Offer an internship, review a resume, or lead a workshop
Fund a Scholarship
Invest in a scholar's future
The Peninsula College fund became like a second family to me.
- Prescilla P., PCF Alum (UC Santa Barbara, 2013)