Become a PCF Scholar

Join The Peninsula College Fund Family

The 2021 application process in now open and will close February 19th, 2021. 

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 2.8-3.8 cumulative unweighted GPA (9th grade through 1st term of senior year)
  • Documented financial need
  • Plan to attend a four-year accredited college/university beginning Fall 2021
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School
  • Downtown College Preparatory - Alum Rock High School
  • Latino College Preparatory Academy
  • San Jose High School
  • Mt. Pleasant High School
  • William C. Overfelt High School
  • Cristo Rey High School 
  • Luis Valdez Leadership Academy
  • Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

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