Become a PCF Scholar

The 2024 application is currently CLOSED

  • Receive a $12,000 scholarship ($3,000 per year)
  • Collaborate with a mentor who will guide and advise you throughout college
  • Access PCF’s college and career success trainings and events
  • Access PCF’s internship support services

Eligibility Requirements

Enroll in a four-year accredited college/university following your senior year in high school

  • Attend any public or private high school in San Mateo or Santa Clara County
  • Have a 2.8-3.8 cumulative unweighted GPA upon HS graduation
  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Demonstrate a financial need

Timeline

  • November 1

    2023

    Application Opens

  • February 18

    2024

    Application Closes

  • April 6

    2024

    Semi-Finalist Interview Day (mandatory for incoming freshmen)

  • April 19

    2024

    Scholarship Recipients Notified

  • June 8

    2024

    New Scholar Orientation (mandatory for incoming freshmen)

  • June 29

    2024

    Awards Ceremony (mandatory for incoming freshmen)

  • July TBD

    2024

    College & Career Leadership Conference (mandatory for all PCF students)

We look for talented students with outstanding academic potential who will take full advantage of PCF's wraparound services (mentors, trainings, and internships).

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the PCF Application Process

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