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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            $41,000 (annually)  $164,000 (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)


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.


Additional Scholarships and Grants

*Separate Application Required 

Pacific Grant (UOP Grant)   (based on FASFA results) Varies  
Music Grant (Conservatory)  Varies 
Excellence in Performance Scholarship (Conservatory) Up to $12,500
Federal Pell Grant Up to $6,095    
Federal SEOG  Varies from $250-$600
Cal Grant  Up to $9,084 
Athletics Scholarship Varies 
Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship  up to 50% of tuition cost
International Student Scholarships $15,000
Pacific Legal Scholars Scholarship Up to $3,000
Pacific Forensics (Speech & Debate) Scholarship up to $15,000
Community Involvement Program Scholarship (CIP)  Varies 
Thomas J. Long School Foundation (Core) Scholarship $3,000
Bishop's Scholarship $5,000
United Methodist Scholarship Varies 
MESA Scholarship  Varies 
Valley First Credit Union Scholarship $1,000
Oak Park Scholarship  Varies 
Education Abroad Scholarships Varies
Pacific Fellowships Varies 
Art & Graphic Design Scholarships Varies 
Geological & Environmental Sciences Scholarships Varies
Latin American Studies Scholarships Varies
Undergraduate Research Grants  Up to $3,000

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  Gladys L. Benerd School of Education 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.
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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: