Become a PCF Scholar

Join The Peninsula College Fund Family

The 2017-2018 application process will open October 2017.

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. San Jose High Schools: Downtown College Preparatory- Alum Rock High School, Latino College Preparatory Academy, San Jose High School, Mt. Pleasant High School, and William C. Overfelt 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 the February deadline (TBD)
  • 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 and/or family.