Become a PCF Scholar

Join The Peninsula College Fund Family

The 2018 application process in now closed. We will notify applicants of their status on March 28th. Those who move onto the next round will be invited to an in-person interview to be held on April 7th. Award notifications will be made in late April.

As a PCF scholar, you will receive $3,000 per year, renewable for four years (total of $12,000) as long as you remain in good standing in our program. In addition, you will be paired with a mentor through your college career, required to attend college and career workshops, and you will receive internship support.


  • Minimum 3.0-3.8 cumulative unweighted GPA
  • Documented financial need
  • Plan to attend a four-year accredited college/university beginning Fall 2018
  • First-generation college student
  • Undocumented and AB 540 students are eligible to apply

Current graduating senior attending one of the following schools:

  • Mid-peninsula high schools:
  • Aspire East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy
  • Carlmont High School
  • East Palo Alto Academy
  • Eastside College Preparatory School
  • Gunn High School
  • Junipero Serra High School
  • Menlo School
  • Menlo-Atherton High School
  • Palo Alto High School
  • Sacred Heart Preparatory
  • Saint Francis High School
  • Sequoia High School
  • Summit Preparatory High School
  • Woodside High School
  • San Jose high schools:
  • Downtown College Preparatory - Alum Rock High School
  • Latino College Preparatory Academy
  • San Jose High School
  • Mt. Pleasant High School
  • William C. Overfelt High School

We look for talented students with outstanding academic potential, who value mentoring, and are motivated to contribute to their community and/or family.