Talent Awards and Scholarships

Dance Scholarship

Passionate about dance? Consider applying and auditioning for a scholarship to pursue your art at Pacific! Dance Talent Scholarships range from $1,000 to $4,000 annually and are available for up to four years as long as students meet program participation requirements.  Application is deadline is February 1, 2018, for the 2018-19 academic year.

Dance Scholarship Application (pdf)

Visit the Dance Scholarship Page for more information and the application requirements.

Forensics (Speech & Debate) Awards

Forensics Talent Award | Students interested in collegiate forensics while attending Pacific University are eligible for Forensics Talent Awards. These scholarships are intended to honor both past achievements and future potential in competitive speech and debate. Forensics Talent Awards range from $2,000 to $4,000 annually and are available for up to four years, as long as students maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average and meet program participation requirements. Application deadline is February 1, 2018, for the 2018-19 academic year. Contact Dan Broyles, director of forensics, at dsbroyles@pacificu.edu for additional information.

Forensics Talent Award Application (pdf)

Visit the Forensics Talent Award page for more information.

Hap Hingston Forensics Award | This award is presented to a deserving participant in the Pacific University Speech and Debate Tournament who decides to enroll full-time in the College of Arts & Sciences for the fall semester following the spring tournament. Contact Dan Broyles, director of forensics, at dsbroyles@pacificu.edu for additional information.

Gender & Sexuality Studies Award

Pacific University offers awards for entering students choosing to minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Annual awards of $2,500 are available for up to four years, as long as students pursue a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies and are actively involved in the program. Successful candidates must enroll at Pacific as full-time undergraduate students in the academic year following their admission. An application and interview is required. Application deadline is March 1, 2018, for the 2018-19 academic year.

Contact Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Tania Hand, at tania@pacificu.edu for additional information and eligibility requirements.

Math & Computer Science Award

These prestigious awards are for entering Pacific University students who have exhibited both talent and success in mathematics or computer science. Annual awards of $2,500 are available for up to four years, subject to continued participation in the Mathematics & Computer Science Department. Application deadline is February 9, 2018, for the 2018-19 academic year.

Math & Computer Science Award Application (pdf)

Contact Dr. Ian Besse at besse.ian@pacificu.edu for additional information.

Pacific Scholarships in Mathematics and Science

Pacific University will award scholarships to new and returning students who commit to majoring in science or mathematics. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years for students in good standing. The scholarships are funded by the National Science Foundation and are for students with financial need who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. At Pacific students must major in one of these fields: biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics and physics.

See the PSiMS page for more information and application requirements.

Media Arts Scholarship

Renewable awards of $2,500 are granted to selected undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a major or minor in Media Arts and have demonstrated talent and success in the areas of Media Arts, such as Film/Video, Integrated Media, or Journalism. Application deadline is February 19, 2018, for the 2018-19 academic year.

Media Arts Scholarship Application (pdf)

Contact Jennifer Hardacker, chair of Media Arts, at jenhardacker@pacificu.edu for additional information and eligibility requirements.

Music Scholarships

Music scholarships are awarded on the basis of talent and are offered to music and non-music majors. Scholarships range from $2,000 to $6,000 annually and are available for up to four years, as long as students take private lessons and perform in an appropriate large ensemble (Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers, or Choral Union). To apply, students must be admitted and audition in person or via an uploaded MP3 or YouTube link.. Application deadline is March 1, 2018, for the 2018-19 academic year.

Visit the Music Scholarships page for more information and application requirements.

Philosophy Scholarship

Seniors in high school are encouraged to apply for Pacific’s Philosophy Scholarship in order to be considered for an annual $2,500 scholarship and for the opportunity to present at the Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. For submissions, high school seniors must write a paper between 1,500-2,000 words. Papers need to be of philosophical content, but there are no specific restrictions on subject matter within the arena of philosophical discussion itself. Files (.doc or .pdf) should be named in the following format: highschool_lastname. Application deadline is February 1, 2018, for the 2018-19 academic year.

If you have any questions about paper requirements or the deadline for this application, please contact Dr. Ramona Ilea at Ramona.Ilea@pacificu.edu.

Speech and Debate

See Forensics Scholarships above.

Studio Art Talent Award

The Art Department at Pacific University offers Studio Art Talent Awards to exceptional entering undergraduate students. Awards will be based on past accomplishments and future potential in the studio arts. Qualifying first-year and transfer students will receive awards ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, as determined by the selection committee. Awards are available for up to four years, as long as students meet program participation requirements. Application deadline is February 1, 2018, for the 2018-19 academic year.

Contact Terry O'Day at odayt@pacificu.edu with questions.  

Theatre Scholarship

Passionate about theatre? Consider applying and auditioning for a scholarship to pursue your art at Pacific! Theatre Scholarships for entering students range from $2,500 to $5,000 and are available for up to four years, as long as students meet program participation requirements. Questions may be sent to talentauditions@pacificu.edu.  See application for deadlines.

Theatre Talent Scholarship Application (pdf)

Visit the Theatre & Applied Theatre Scholarship page for more information and application requirements.

World Languages Talent Award

World Language Talent Awards of $2,500 are available for learners of Spanish, Japanese, French, German and Chinese, as well as heritage or native speakers of those languages who demonstrate a dedication to study of their language, literature and culture. Recipients are not required to be a language major. Awards may be renewable for all four years of study, provided that students demonstrate active participation in language and culture courses and departmental activities each semester. Application deadline is February 1, 2018, for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Visit the World Languages Talent Award Page for more information and application requirements.