Enroll in a four-year accredited college/university following your senior year in high school
Semi-Finalist Interview Day (mandatory for incoming freshmen)
Scholarship Recipients Notified
New Scholar Orientation (mandatory for incoming freshmen)
Awards Ceremony (mandatory for incoming freshmen)
College & Career Leadership Conference (mandatory for all PCF students)
Frequently Asked Questions about the PCF Application Process
No, you will need to provide two references, and they will be contacted to provide a recommendation for you.
No! The PCF application is open to undocumented students as well as students who have DACA status.
PCF mentors are professional adults who volunteer their time and are passionate about supporting first-generation college students. Mentors go through an application process, a background check, and then we match them with students based on career interests, personality and a variety of other factors.
You can apply our scholarship to any accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
We use the HUD income limits from San Mateo and Santa Clara County as our guideline. Any student who falls in the low-income threshold qualifies for our program and will be considered.