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Undergraduate Student Scholarships and Grants

Let us help you secure your college scholarship or grant.

Scholarships and Grants for current and prospective college students helps offset some of the cost towards college. Scholarships are supported by contributions made by Pacific benefactors who deeply believe in the value of a Pacific education and are determined by a holistic review of your work and achievements.  University of the Pacific provides a comprehensive Financial Aid program to help you invest in your success in attaining your degree.

Apply for Scholarships Academic Merit Scholarships

Students admitted to Pacific are automatically considered for an Academic Merit Scholarship. It is recommended to complete your application for admission by:

  • Freshmen students who apply by January 15th
  • Transfer students who apply by March 1st 

Note: Applications for some scholarships may be due before January 15th and all Institutional Scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds. 

Scholarships for College Freshmen

Academic Merit Scholarships are a four-year commitment, renewable each year based on GPA maintenance requirements. Scholarships are determined holistically, with factors such as High-School attended, curriculum rigor, extracurricular activities, leadership, and demonstrated interest all being factors. Please select any of the below scholarships for an overview of general requirements:

Powell Scholarship**            $42,000 (annually)  $168,000 (four-year value)
Regent's Scholarship $22,000 (annually) $88,000 (four-year value)
President's Scholarship $18,000 (annually) $72,000 (four-year value)
Provost's Scholarship $14,000 (annually) $56,000 (four-year value)
Pacific Scholarship $10,000 (annually) $40,000 (four-year value)

**Powell Scholarship: Separate application required. Click here to apply.

Scholarships for Incoming Transfer Students 

Academic Distinguished Scholarship        $16,000 (annually)         $32,000 (two-year value)
Academic Excellence Scholarship $14,000 (annually) $28,000 (two-year value)
Academic Merit Scholarship $12,000 (annually) $24,000 (two-year value)

 * Transferable credits are welcomed from ALL colleges.

University of the Pacific Scholarships by School

Pacific offers a variety of scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.   Please select one of the below links for College/School specific scholarship opportunities:  College of the Pacific Scholarships  School of Engineering and Computer Science Scholarships  Benerd College Scholarships  Conservatory of Music Scholarships

College Scholarships and Grants Resources

Information About Scholarship Search Databases

  • There are many scholarship opportunities online.
  • Please use caution when submitting your personal information to an organization.
  • Stay away from scholarship that ask for money up front. 
  • To learn about how to identify scholarship scams, please visit

For information about scholarships from sources other than Pacific, check with your high school or community college counselor. Also, be sure to access one of the free online scholarship search sites, such as: