Megan Walters

"I was a recipient of the Fleming Family Scholarship, which has truly helped me afford my education at Pacific. When I joined the women's softball team, I gained a family in my teammates and coaches. And as part of the PROMISE Scholars Program, I received resources, support and encouragement from the program staff and generous donors to help me be successful. Through all the transitions in my life, it was the stability of sports and the influence of caring teachers that kept me going. "

—Megan Walters '18

Students are encouraged to contact the PROMISE Scholars office for an interest form and further  information at 209.946.3917 or

Any University of the Pacific student who has been in foster care.

Benefits/services provided

  • Advocacy
  • Mentors - access to program mentors (from faculty, staff, alumni and the community)
  • Referrals to on- and off-campus resources
  • Scholarships - Students registered with the program who are active participants will be considered

You can make a difference for these outstanding young people as you partner with the Pacific PROMISE Scholars Program in helping them achieve their dreams and embark on a life of purpose.

These students come with few of the resources they need to achieve their academic and personal goals while studying at Pacific. Foster youth and temporarily homeless students frequently need assistance in successfully transitioning to college life. They are often unfamiliar with higher education and do not have the emotional and financial support of family as do their traditional peers.

Make a Gift

A gift of any size will help sponsor the PROMISE Scholars Program's services and initiatives that will help these students toward academic and personal success.

For more information, contact: 209.946.3917 |