PEF Scholarship Application Portal Opens December 7, 2023

Date: Thursday, December 07, 12:00 AM - Thursday, January 25, 12:00 AM

The Petaluma Educational Foundation (PEF) is honored to manage scholarship funds for donors who provide the Foundation with clear criteria for selecting recipients. In 2023, PEF proudly presented 280 students from the Class of 2023 with a total of 422 awards totaling $267,560 from 86 PEF managed scholarship funds. The total amount awarded since the program was launched in 1990 is $4,585,055.

The PEF online scholarship application portal opens on December 7, 2023, closing on January 25, 2024. All members of the Class of 2024 attending any of the seven Petaluma area high schools (Petaluma High, Casa Grande High, St. Vincent High, San Antonio High, Sonoma Mountain High, Carpe Diem High, and Valley Oaks High) looking to pursue further education at 2-year colleges, 4-year colleges, and vocational training programs. Students can apply online at (Scholarships tab) for a variety of financial awards funded by donors of PEF. Scholarship awards will be announced in Spring 2024.

PEF is proud to support engaging young minds and providing access for all students at all levels, across all subject areas, to be the best they can be. PEF helps these students by elevating their educational opportunities, resulting in innovative and creative minds that will lead our community as future workforce members.

For more information on how to make a pledge to the PEF Scholarship or Impact Grant programs or to initiate an endowed fund to provide ongoing support for students attending our local schools today, tomorrow, and in the future, contact PEF Executive Director Maureen Highland ( / 707-778-4632), or visit