Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship

  • Scholarship Intent: The Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship Program is a local program focused on high school seniors for whom additional funds can be the tipping point in allowing them to attend a four year college.
  • Criteria:
    1)Graduating high schools senior and must have graduated from Bay Area high schools: Sequoia Union High School District, Palo Alto Unified School District, Mountain View/ Los Altos Union High School District, Eastside College Preparatory, Summit Prep, East Palo Alto Academy, and Phoenix Academy.
    2) Satisfactory Academic Standing: CSU approved courses.
    3) Must have applied for college, although may not have a decision at the submitting of an application.
    4) Applicants who plan to start at a community college and then transfer to a 4-year college are also qualified.
    5) Preference is given to students who have worked during their high school years.
    6) Renewable.
    7) Only financially need students will be considered for this scholarship, a typical recipient’s family income does not exceed $50,000.
  • Major: Any
  • Class Level: HS Seniors; Undergrad: N/A; Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Entering
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: HALF-TIME; Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Carol Mullin
  • Contact Person title: President
  • Street Address: 1249 Pine St. Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Phone Number:
  • Extension:
  • Email: poeboard@gmail.com
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Deadline: February 28, 2019

Up to $5,000