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Pine Cone Foundation Scholarship


The Pine Cone Foundation (PCF) is a 501c3 organization that awards multi-year scholarships to financially-disadvantaged students with documented learning disabilities across the state of California who aspire to attend community college. PCF is a private family foundation aiming to positively impact LD students' lives in California by making college more accessible and financially feasible. Once awarded a scholarship, it's a year-round support program that can total up to $5,500 over a 3 year period. Please visit our website to learn more about our 501c3 organization: pineconefoundation.org. The PCF scholarship program assists eligible students based in California with documented learning disabilities who demonstrate academic promise and are approved for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW). Because the BOGFW waives enrollment fees, we support students with covering book and prescription glasses costs, as well as health service, student center, parking permit and Universal Transit Pass fees. Students seeking associate, bachelor, technical and vocational degrees at one of 113 California-based community colleges can apply if they meet these criteria: 1. must have a documented specific learning disability (SLD); 2. ,ust be a graduating high school senior; 3. must plan to enroll at a CA community college; 4. must demonstrate financial need via BOGFW approval; 5. must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher; and 5. must be a U.S. citizen and CA resident.

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a four-year college or two-year college
  • CheckmarkMinimum 2.5 GPA
  • CheckmarkMust be at least 16 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 19 years old
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkRestricted by race for Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or American Indian/Alaska Native students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to applicants that have learning disabilities
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of California
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in California

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PCF Admin Team
Address 5758 Geary Blvd. #164
San Francisco, CA 94121