PCF scholars are awarded a $3,000/year scholarship, which can be renewed for three additional years (for a total of $12,000) upon meeting program criteria. The Peninsula College Fund Program is uniquely offered to college-bound high school seniors who attend a high school in San Mateo and Santa Clara County.

The Peninsula College Fund

Our Mission:
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

The Peninsula College Fund puts the missing pieces together to help low-income, first-generation college students reach the college graduation finish line and position them for career success post-college.

Call Out Stats

As a result of scholars’ persistence and determination, the PCF persistence rate and 6-year graduation rate has remained strong through the pandemic.
  • 530+

    Scholarships Awarded

  • 82%

    Persistence Rate

  • 90%

    6-year graduation rate, compared to 21% nationwide

  • 55%

    rising seniors secure career-focused internships

  • 64%

    graduates secured post-college job/enrolled in grad school

Meet Our Alums

PCF provides scholars with the tools to not only successfully navigate college, but to also launch careers that will ultimately lead to financial security.

How You Can Help

Community volunteers play a key role in our scholars’ success. We offer one-time, short-term, and long-term volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Success in College and Beyond