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Foundation Promise Overview

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.

Program Highlights

  • Awards a $10,000 merit scholarship
  • Enrolls students as a cohort for 2 years (including summer)
  • 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) 
  • Possess a 2.75 cumulative high school GPA
  • Place into transfer-level English and Math via MMAP or placement test
  • Be transfer-bound
  • Enroll as part of a cohort and complete within 2 years (including summer)
  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA at CCSF

Note: the cohort will enroll students in courses that lead them to transfer with liberal arts (non-STEM) majors.

Application Process

Information on the scholarship application process for spring 2019 will be coming soon.

If you're graduating from a San Francisco high school (public or private) and would like to be considered for the Foundation Promise Scholarship, please fill out the Foundation Promise Scholarship Interest Form.