I have been a mentor for one of the PCF mentors and came to know what a wonderful organization. Its commitment to its students, not only providing a monetary scholarship and a mentor but help with gaining internships and instruction about finding and applying for a job when they graduate. And it has been successful with 90% of PCF students graduating from college compared to approximately 30% of first generation students in the general college population.
PCF's faith in US education and college system and in its scholars - generates the energy to ensure every scholar succeeds.
This passion is displayed by everyone PCF touches - PCF mentors, PCF community, PCF donors, PCF team and PCF scholars. I wish I had known them even earlier.
An amazing group of passionate people all with one goal in mind - mentoring 1st generation kids in our community go through the college adminission process. I highly recommend spending time getting to know this organization.
Fantastic organization! 90%+ graduation rate, within 4 years! Make sure your high school student takes advantage of the application process, for those participating high school.
PCF, thanks to a great number of staff and volunteers, has exceeded my wildest expectations in helping first generation college go to and successfully graduate ! The combination of money, mentoring, internships and classes has had a wonderful impact on our community.
Thanks to all who have helped with our success!
Fantastic organization, with an incredibly high acceptance rate for 1st Time Generation College Students. I highly recommend high school students applying to this fine non-profit!
This organization is truly amazing. I'm a mentor of a student and they really have helped prepare me to help my student in the best way possible. We have a great relationship and I'm lucky to be a part of this group.
My husband and I just made the decision to fund a scholarship through Peninsula College Fund. When we learned that the students were first generation in their family to go to college we quickly realized this is the greatest gift we could ever make to ensure we change the lives of these families for ever. What better gift to give than ensuring a college degree and we also learned that statistically from that student on their children will also not only graduate high school but graduate from college.
Peninsula College Fund takes a holistic approach to supporting students, providing not just scholarship funds but a personal mentor and career coaching/prep. They set students up for success not just in college but in the transition to a successful, meaningful career.
Peninsula College Fund serves an important function in our community. Rather than simply providing just scholarships, PCF also provides mentoring and job readiness programs that help its students reach the finish line and graduate. The vast majority of first-generation college students do not graduate even if they've enrolled in college. I have volunteered as a scholarship application reader twice now and it's a very rewarding experience. I highly recommend supporting PCF if you believe a college education sets young people and their families on the road toward success. It's the American Dream!
Peninsula College Fund is very helpful and motivational. They provide their students with several resources as well as mentors and financial support.
PCF has not only provided me with financial support for my college , but has also given me the appropriate guidance and mentor that has allowed me to achieve my academic and personal goals. without PCF I would be lost. It has allowed to to have an extra support system in my life, and has allowed me to exceed my expectations as a student.
PCF is a blessing organization, that has walked into my life. A thank you will never be enough to repay what they are going for me. Without them I wouldn't be able to pay for college, nor learn valuable lesson of life. I'm a incoming PCF Freshman that won't take there help for granted. I've made so many friends that are in the same grade and upper level, in which I would cherish for the rest of my life. THANK YOU PCF, for now and for ever.
It is a great organization with an inspiring motive. I, being the first in my family to attend a four year institution have lacked the academic guidance because my mother doesn't have the experience to attempt to support me in that way. The mentors that are provided are there to help their students with that transition and answer those nerving questions.
When I decided that I wanted to go to college, I had the passion, but not the means. I had no idea who would help me reach my goals, but Peninsula College Fund stepped up to the plate.
They gave me resources, support, and what I needed most, support.
I am so grateful for all that they have done for me. Without them, I would not be where I am now-of this I am sure.
Peninsula College Fund is more than a scholarship-it is a helping hand, a pat on the back, and a loving smile. PCF has changed my life and, for that, I am forever grateful.
As a recipient of this scholarship, I can honestly say that this sets the standard for what other scholarships should be structured like. College is not all about going into financial debt, you should be able to explore your interests and skills in a safe academic environment without the constant worry that you wont be able to pay back your college loans. To avoid going into debt, students apply to scholarships. However, most scholarships don't bother to go any further than to write a check. However, it's not the financial support that puts students though college, its the moral support. PCF does an amazing job in that it pairs with an amazing mentor to help you through the lows that you will have in college. They also provide several excellent and well organized events during the summer in which you get to meet many of the other clients.
I highly recommend supporting this organization
You get so much more from PCF than just money for college. The program provides you with the essentials needed to succeed in college, mentors, work shops, internship opportunities and so much more. The board is full of such amazing people who want to help you and see you succeed in college.
To simply put it, I would not be able to attend my top school Boston College without the support of PCF. As an incoming freshman this fall, I have experience just the tip of all the support PCF gives and will help me graduate within four years. The people here and fellow scholars are so motivated for each other to succeed and support obstacles that we may face in the future.
PCF is AWESOME!! A family who loves, supports, guides, and teaches how to get through college and much more!
I am a PCF scholar, class of 2017. PCF is an AMAZING program. It exceeds the expectations a person may have on a scholarship. PCF is way more than a scholarship, it not only helps you with college tuition, it provides you with many opportunities such as networking, career exploration, mentorship, career preparation, education planning, and a supportive system. PCF at first was just another scholarship, but then I heard Charles (founder) call it a team but now I consider it my family. PCF's staff is great they make sure you be successful. I am truly grateful to be part of this amazing scholarship.
Peninsula College Fund made it possible for me to attend college. They not only provide funding, but provide additional resources to their students. They have made my life easier and I am very grateful for their services.
Peninsula College Fund has given me the opportunity to go to college and follow my passion. I'm very grateful for them to help me financially but by also offering me mentoring services throughout my college experience. No other scholarship offers there students mentoring and aid throughout college. This is a great program designed to help passionate and motivated students to reach theirs dreams. I am very proud to be apart of the PCF family.
PCF has helped me a lot during this short time. PCF staff always puts us first and makes sure we are getting the best out of things. PCF is like a family rather than just a simple scholarship. I love how many activities and events we have to get to know each other and the staff.
This program not only has provided me with financial assistance but has also given me support during the college transition fcae. I have been appointed an mentor who helps me with any struggles i am facing in college. Networking is very important and this program makes sure that the doors to networking are wide open. Over all it is a great program that offers a massive amount of support.
PCF has made it possible for me to dream big. Thanks to their donations I am determined to achieve my goals.
I am a first generation college student. This scholarship helps me not only with monetary help but also with mentors and help me get internships that will help me a lot when I am out of college. I have been in this great organization for the past 4 years and I will never be able to repay PCF for everything they have done for me and I am sure many of the students in this organization feel the same.
I am a first year student at PCF and it has been one of the best experiences for me. I appreciate that not only does it provide you funding for college but the support and guidance to be successful beyond college. PCF is truly a family and is very comforting. The college process and college itself is not a crystal clear process, their will always be many highs and lows and through that roller coaster PCF is always there.
Peninsula College Fund, helped me get into the college of my dreams. I know without the guidance from them as well as the motivation to keep moving forward during my college years, that I wouldn't be going to the college I am going to. My mentors are great, the staff is tremendously helpful whenever and with what ever I need, I know I can count on them.
Peninsula College Fund has helped me with my college journey and they have been amazing moral and finical support. They have helped me achieve my dreams of attending a 4 year college and are always there for me with whatever obstacle comes my way. Along with their amazing financial support, they provide students with mentors who are available to students throughout their 4 years or however many years a student attends college.
My mentor has made a huge impact on my life because I know that I will always have someone to support me throughout my college journey. She is almost like my big sister!
PCF is a great organization aimed at helping young students achieve their lifelong dreams and are always changing lives one student at a time.
I am a first generation female student and a recipient from Peninsula College Fund. Peninsula College Fund gave me a reliable source of financial aid to continue and pursue my education at a higher institution. I was also given a mentor who was able to guide me and provide me with the basic needs that my parents couldn't afford. Thanks to their College Success Weekends, I am able to know what I must do before I graduate to go into the next stage of my life which is finding a job and applying to graduate programs. Peninsula College Fund is really a program that understands the needs of minority students that go beyond financial assistance in the Mid-Peninsula.
Peninsula College Fund has made it possible for all of us Low Income & First Generation students to have all the support needed to attend college and make a positive change.
PCF has provided me with great opportunities when it comes to financial aid, academics, and experience support in my field of interest!
PCF is a great organization. They have so many resources and tips that reach out to all first generation students, as well to all students. They put in the time and effort to get peopel to succeed.
I enjoy the relationship that we are able to have with our mentor's that we were given by PCF. I may only be a freshman, but I plan on using all the resources that PCF has to offer and take advantage of it. I know that college may be difficult, but with the help of PCF I am going to be motivated and mindset for graduation. Thank you for all the help.