To be considered, your package must have:

  1. BOGFW approval email (not the "we're processing your application" email)
  2. Signed and sealed reference letter
  3. Transcript
  4. Specific learning disability documentation
  5. Completed and signed PCF application
  6. Photo

Step 1:

  • Go to
  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Apply for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW)
  • Receiving your BOGFW approval email can take awhile, so apply ASAP
  • PCF must have the confirmation email from FAFSA or your college stating you’re BOGFW approved

Step 2:

  • Request a reference letter from a school counselor, teacher, principal or extracurricular activity leader
  • This letter must be signed and in a sealed envelope

Step 3: 

  • Visit your high school’s registrar office
  • Request a Freshman through Senior year transcript 
  • Unofficial is accepted

Step 4:

  • Obtain your Specific Learning Disability (SLD) documentation
  • This includes individualized education programs (IEP), 504 plans or a letter from your psychologist or the institution who performed your testing 

Step 5: 

  • Click the PCF application below button
  • Download the PDF
  • Use a computer and type out all the required information
  • Print your completed application
  • Sign it

Step 6:

  • Print a recent pic of yourself or find a current photo to include

Step 7:

  • We do not accept applications via email!
  • Paperclip all items (don’t staple)
  • Ship 1 package with USPS Priority Mail, FedEx or UPS so it can be tracked
  • Mailing address: 5758 Geary Blvd. #164, San Francisco, CA 94121
  • PCF is not responsible for lost or misaddressed packages
  • Write your return address on the package; if it gets lost you’ll get it back and your private info. will be secure
  • Package must be post-marked on or before April 14, 2018

Please visit the FAQ page for further details and information about the scholarship program before you begin the application process.