Become a PCF Scholar

Join The Peninsula College Fund Family

The 2016-2017 application process will open October 2016.

Click HERE to start your application.

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 receive internship support.


  • Current graduating senior attending  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 Prepartory, Saint Francis High School, Sequoia High School, Summit Preparatory High School or Woodside High School
  • Minimum 3.0-3.8 cumulative unweighted GPA
  • Documented financial need
  • Plan to attend a four-year accredited college/university beginning Fall 2017
  • First-generation college student 
  • Undocumented and AB 540 students are eligible to apply

Application Process

  • Submit online application by February 17, 2017
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an in-person interview in April
  • Award notifications will be made in late April

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