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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. 

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.

Apply for admission to Metro Transfer Academies by May 1, 2020, and we will automatically consider you as a candidate for a Foundation Promise scholarship if you meet the minimum requirements.

Program Highlights

  • Awards a $10,000 merit scholarship
  • Enrolls students as a cohort for 2 years (3 years maximum for STEM majors) beginning in Fall 2020
  • 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 2020
  • Possess a 2.75 cumulative, unweighted high school GPA (end of Fall 2019)
  • 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 Foundation Promise Program will consider all students who apply for entry into the Metro Transfer Academies by the deadline of May 1, 2020, and meet the minimum eligibility requirements.

To learn more about and to apply for admission into the Metro Transfer Academies, please visit: (look for the application link in the upper right-hand corner)

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

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