Financial Aid


As a Pacific student, you have access to a powerful network of support from staff, faculty, fellow students, alumni and many others who take pride in investing in you. Scholarships are made possible by generous benefactors who are passionate about supporting your success.

Apply for Scholarships

Admitted students are automatically considered for Academic Merit Scholarships. For full consideration, please submit your admission application by:

 Student Status Apply By
 First-year Students January 15
 Transfer Students March 1


Academic Merit Scholarships for First-Year Students

These four-year scholarships for first-year students are renewable each year, as long as you maintain the required GPA. Scholarships are awarded based on your high school record, the rigor of your high school curriculum and your extracurricular and leadership activities. Please select any of the scholarships below for an overview of general requirements:

 Scholarship Type Annually Four-year Value
Powell Scholarship
The Powell Scholarship requires a separate application
$42,000  $168,000
Regent's Scholarship $24,000 $96,000
President's Scholarship $20,000 $80,000
Provost's Scholarship $16,000 $64,000
Pacific Scholarship $12,000 $48,000


Academic Merit Scholarships for Transfer Students

As a transfer student, you are already on the path to pursuing your passion and discovering your purpose. At Pacific, we help you finish what you started. The scholarships below are exclusively for transfer students:

 Scholarship Type Annually Two-year Value
Academic Distinguished Scholarship $18,000 $36,000
Academic Excellence Scholarship $16,000 $32,000
Academic Merit Scholarship $14,000 $28,000

 *Transferable credits from ALL colleges are welcome.

Athletic Scholarships

Pacific offers scholarships to outstanding athletes who wish to play for one of our 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics sports.

Bishops Scholarship

Bishops Scholarship

The Bishops scholarship is available to incoming freshmen and transfer students who are active members of any United Methodist Church. Students must demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to the church.

MESA Scholarship Program

MESA students who receive Cal Grant A or Cal Grant B may be eligible for university grant or scholarship funds to match or exceed the Cal Grant plus an additional $1,000 MESA Scholarship.

University of the Pacific Endowed Scholarships

We’re excited to introduce you to our scholarship application portal, Tiger Scholarships. For the 2020-2021 academic year there are more than 70 scholarships available, many of which can fund multiple recipients. By completing a single application, you will be matched to available scholarship opportunities offered by the university.

Endowed scholarships are offered by various colleges and departments to continuing undergraduate and graduate students who meet specific criteria. Typically, students must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered for any scholarship assistance. Due to the exceptional qualifications of the students who apply, consideration for many scholarship opportunities will be limited to those students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above.

The University of the Pacific is pleased to connect you with scholarships to help fund your education and achieve your goals. The scholarship application for the 2020-2021 academic year will be open from January 31, 2020-March 16, 2020. Scholarships will be awarded beginning in June, with a goal to identifying all recipients by the due date for the fall semester 2020 invoice.

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Financial Assistance and Support for Veterans 

Yellow Ribbon Program Information

Yellow Ribbon Program

Yellow Ribbon Program Information

Contact a Veterans Counselor

The Office of Veterans Affairs is here to assist you and make applying for your benefits as easy as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Student Veteran Organization

Pacific is committed to supporting those who
have served our country. If you are a veteran,
we will assist you with Veterans Affairs (VA) and provide a welcoming space for you and your family on campus.