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. 

In order to attend this event, students must apply and be admitted to Pacific Univeristy Oregon. 

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. NOTE: Students can only take the Scholarship exam once. 

At this event, students and family members will have the opportunity to ask a student panel questions about life at Pacific, go to academic sessions, eat lunch with current students and faculty members and attend a 40+ table resource fair.  While students are testing, parents and family members will sit in on a Residence Life presentation, a Advising presentation and a Financial Aid presentation. This event is an opportunity to get a deeper look at Pacific and to get all your questions answered about our great university.  

The Pacesetter Scholarship event dates are listed below:

Thurs, January 26, 2017

Fri, January 27, 2017 

Mon, February 6, 2017 

Fri, February 10, 2017 

Sun, February 12, 2017 

Sat, February 18, 2017

Mon, February 20, 2017 

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
  • Participants must be admitted

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!