Our mission is to assist low-income, underserved and often overlooked first-generation college students from the Mid-Peninsula in their quest to graduate, and to help them achieve their education and career goals.
What We Do
Each scholar receives $3,000 per year which is renewable annually for all four years of college. These funds help fill their financial aid gap and minimize student debt.
We carefully match each scholar with a trained college-educated adult who serves as an ally, advisor, and role model throughout college and often beyond.
Our scholars participate in intensive workshops to help them navigate college life and academics and build the knowledge and skills to prepare for post-college employment.
We work with employers to develop summer internships, provide scholars with information on existing opportunities, and offer stipends to scholars pursuing meaningful unpaid summer internships.
First-generation college students face many barriers in their path to a college education. The Peninsula College Fund seeks to address these challenges comprehensively...Through its efforts, the Peninsula College Fund is taking a major step in transforming our community.
- Anna Takahashi, College Counselor, Eastside College Preparatory School