The Pacesetters Scholarship Competition is an opportunity for academically talented high school students to earn up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year for all four years) in additional scholarship money by demonstrating their exceptional abilities with Pacific's faculty members.

The Details

If you take the exam and are admitted, you are guaranteed between $2,000 and $5,000 in annual Pacesetters scholarships in addition to previously awarded merit scholarships. Our two highest scoring Pacesetters competitors will receive a full-tuition scholarship for all four years.

The Pacesetters Scholarship Competition will take place on multiple days in January and February of 2017. Dates will be announced no later than the first week of October, 2016. 

The Exam

Students have one hour to complete an exam designed by professors from disciplines across the college. While you are completing your exam, you will also be introduced to some of the areas that you may be studying when you join us at Pacific. The exam includes multiple-choice questions, logic questions, and essay questions. 

The Rewards

  • A minimum $8,000 scholarship ($2,000 annually) to every student who attends the competition
  • As much as $20,000 ($5,000 annually) based on exam scores
  • A full-tuition scholarship to the two highest-scoring Pacesetters competitors

To Qualify for this Event You Must 

  • Be a high school senior with an academically strong profile

NOTE: Not all students who take the exam will qualify for admission

Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions at 800-677-6712 or We look forward to seeing you at this fantastic and unique scholarship event!