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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.
Our comprehensive program includes four key components:
Scholarships: Each student receives a scholarship of $3,000/year for all four years of college. We work with each student to ensure that the scholarship is being used appropriately and where it is most needed. Our goal is to provide scholars with the necessary funds to allow them to attend the college that is the best fit academically, financially, and socially.
One-to-One Mentoring: We carefully match each scholar with one caring adult who provides support, counsel, friendship, networking, and positive role modeling to help each student complete college. We provide our mentors with on-going training and continuously evaluate and improve our mentoring program. Our graduates credit Peninsula College Fund mentors with providing the support that helped them reach graduation. Our goals are to help fill the gaps in knowledge about the college experience that first-generation college students often experience, and provide the support and example that enable our scholars to overcome the challenges on the path to graduation.
Summer Internships: We identify and develop paid and volunteer summer internships for our scholars. Our goals are to expose our students to different career opportunities, help them network for post-graduation careers, and earn income to assist in financing their education.
College Success Workshops: We provide all students with targeted, in-depth workshops to give them the tools for college completion and career readiness. Our goal is to build knowledge and peer support to prepare scholars in each year of college for the academic, social, financial, and employment challenges awaiting them, so that they can successfully complete college and enter the workforce.
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