Foundation Promise

About the Foundation Promise

San Francisco's Free City and the State's California Promise programs are a wonderful start at delivering a great secondary education to all Californians by making community college tuition-free. But free tuition is only a part of the cost of attending college. There's the high cost of rent, food, and transportation. Not to mention books or medical expenses. Enter the Foundation Promise Scholarship.

The Foundation Promise Program partners with the very successful Metro Transfer Academies.

Metro Transfer Academies (Metro) helps students stay on track at CCSF and finish their transfer requirements. Students receive academic counseling, access to a student resource room, tutoring, peer mentoring, and a grounding in social justice while developing strong academic skills. Metro students also receive priority registration.

Program Highlights

  • Awards a $10,000 merit scholarship
  • Enrolls students as a cohort for 2 years (3 years maximum for STEM majors) beginning in each Fall 
  • Guarantees registration in required transfer courses
  • Promotes transfer to 4-year colleges and universities

Minimum Requirements

To be eligible, students must:

  • Graduate from a San Francisco high school (public or private) in Spring 2022
  • Possess a 2.75 cumulative, unweighted high school GPA (end of Fall 2021)
  • Be transfer-bound
  • Enroll as part of a Metro Transfer Academies cohort and complete within 2 years (3 years for STEM majors)
  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA at CCSF

Application Process

The Fall 2022 application deadline is Friday, May 6, 2022.  Eligible candidates will be contacted in the first week of June for next steps.

For each spring, we automatically consider students who apply for the Metro Transfer Academies will be a candidate for a Foundation Promise scholarship if he/she meets the minimum requirements.

To learn more about and to apply for admission into the Metro Transfer Academies, please visit the Metro Transfer Academies website.

Metro Transfer Academies

Priority will be given to first-generation college students and foster youth.