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: 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. must 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.

Award Information

Award Amount
$500 - $5,500
Number of Awards
1 - 5
Application Deadline
April 14
Available to Class Level
None specified

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is required

Scholarship Sponsor

PCF Admin Team
Pine Cone Foundation (PCF)
5758 Geary Blvd. #164
City, State, Zip
San Francisco, CA , 94121
Not reported

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