Become a PCF Scholar

Join The Peninsula College Fund Family

The 2019 application process in now closed. Award notifications will be announced May 3rd.

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.