Talent Awards & Additional Scholarships

To qualify for any scholarships offered by Pacific University, students must complete the application for admission to the College of Arts & Sciences and be admitted.

Academic Merit Scholarships

Pacific offers generous Merit-Based awards (ranging from $12,000 to $24,000 a year) based on applicable GPA and Test Scores (ACT/SAT) upon admission.

Academic Talent Awards & Additional Scholarships

Adelante Mujeres Award

Renewable awards granted to selected undergraduate students having received services or support through the Adelante Chicas program, or as dependents of women served or supported by the Adelante Mujeres program. Application required. Contact Transfer Coordinator, Tania Hand, at tania@pacificu.edu  for additional information and eligibility requirements.

Black United Fund

One Oregon resident will receive a renewable award meeting 100 percent of the recipient's federally defined need. This consists of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Recipient selection process will be a joint effort between Pacific and the Black United Fund. Contact Marshawna Williams mwilliams@bufor.org for more information. 

BPA Science Bowl Scholarship

Renewable awards are given to members of the top three teams that participate in the BPA High School Science Bowl and who are admitted to and enroll full time at Pacific. For more information, please contact Admissions at admissions@pacificu.edu.

Dance Scholarship

Passionate about Dance? Consider applying and auditioning for a scholarship to pursue your art at Pacific!

Dance Scholarship Application (pdf)

Visit the Dance Scholarship Page for more information.

Early College High School Award

One renewable award of combined federal, state and institutional gift aid that meets full tuition and fees, plus a standard book allowance to a graduate of the Beaverton and Hillsboro School Districts Early College High School program at participating Portland Community College campuses. Must enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in the academic year following graduation from the Early College High School program. Application and interview required: Early College High School Scholarship Application Contact Associate Director of Admissions, Tania Hand, at tania@pacificu.edu  for additional information and eligibility requirements.

Forensics (Speech & Debate)

The Pacific University Speech Team offers a renewable talent scholarship to incoming students. Scholarships are intended to award both past achievement and future potential in speech.

Please review and complete the following materials:

Application (pdf)

Applications and references are due by February 1. If you have questions, please contact Dan Broyles, director of Forensics, at dsbroyles@pacificu.edu.

http://pacificu.edu/current-undergraduate/activities/clubs-and-organizations/speech-debate/scholarship-information

Future Connect Next Steps Scholarship

Pacific University awards up to three renewable awards of combined federal, state and institutional gift aid that meet full tuition and fees, plus a standard book allowance to incoming transfer students successfully completing their AAOT degree through the Future Connect program at participating Portland Community College campuses. Application and interview requiredFuture Connect Next Steps Scholarship Application. Contact Associate Director of Admissions, Tania Hand, at tania@pacificu.edu for additional information and eligibility requirements. Must enroll as a full-time undergraduate transfer student at our Forest Grove campus, in the academic year following completion of the Future Connect program. 

Gender & Sexuality Studies Award

Pacific University offers awards for incoming students choosing to minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Awards are renewable annually, for students continuing studies and active involvement in the program. Consideration is given to admitted incoming first-year and transfer students applying by February 1, in the spring prior to their fall matriculation to Pacific. Successful candidates must enroll at Pacific as a full-time undergraduate student in the academic year following their admission, and must subsequently pursue a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Application and interview required. Contact Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Tania Hand, at tania@pacificu.edu for additional information and eligibility requirements.

Gender & Sexuality Studies Award Application

Girls Gather for Computer Science (G2CS) Scholarship

Renewable scholarship awarded to G2CS participants who are admitted to and enroll full time at Pacific. For more information, please contact Admissions at admissions@pacificu.edu.

Hap Hingston Forensics Award

This award is presented to a deserving participant in the Pacific University Speech and Debate Tournament every spring and who decides to enroll full-time at Pacific. If you have questions, please contact Dan Broyles, Director of Forensics, at dsbroyles@pacificu.edu.

Jefferson Middle College Award

One renewable award of combined federal, state and institutional gift aid that meets full direct cost (tuition, fees, room and board) plus a standard book allowance to a graduate of Jefferson Middle College. The student must enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at Pacific in the academic year following graduation from Jefferson Middle College. Application and interview required: Jefferson Middle College Scholarship Application

Contact Justin McRobert at McRobert@pacificu.edu for additional information and eligibility requirements.

Math & Computer Science Award

This prestigious award is for an incoming Pacific University student who has exhibited both talent and success in mathematics or computer science. The award is renewable, subject to continued participation in the mathematics or computer science department. Contact Dr. Michael Boardman at boardman@pacificu.edu for application information and any questions you might have.  Application deadline is February 1.

Media Arts Scholarship

Renewable awards 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. Contact the Jennifer Hardacker, chair of Media Arts at jenhardacker@pacificu.edu for application information and for any questions you might have.

Music

Offered to music and non-music majors, these talent awards are renewed annually as long as the student takes private lessons and performs in an appropriate large ensemble (Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers, or Choral Union). To apply, students must be admitted and audition in person or MP3.

For more information and to access the application, please visit the Music Scholarship Application page.

For questions or to schedule an audition, contact us.

503-352-2157 and the email address is TalentAuditions@pacificu.edu

Outdoor Adventure Award

Renewable awards granted to select undergraduate students having demonstrated significant leadership in outdoor recreational pursuits. Applicants must show a passion for human powered outdoor adventures. Please contact the Director of Outdoor Pursuits, Phil Friesen at phil@pacificu.edu for more information. Application deadline is February 1.

Outdoor Adventure Scholarship Application (pdf)

The Pacific Scholarships in Mathematics and Sciences (PSiMS)

The Pacific Scholarships in Mathematics and Sciences (PSiMS) is an opportunity open to high-achieving students who commit to pursuing a major in Science or Mathematics while attending Pacific University Oregon. The application for the PSiMS program are due December 15, 2017. The complete application requires the following:

A faculty committee will review the applications and will invite finalists to either an on-campus or web-based interview. The scholarship recipients will receive up to $6000 in addition to other sources of financial aid, and will become a part of a cohort of science and math students provided opportunities to explore career options in science and mathematics fields. Apply at www.pacificu.edu/PSiMS

Philosophy Scholarship

Seniors in high school are encouraged to apply for Pacific’s Philosophy Scholarship in order to be considered for an annual scholarship and for the opportunity to present at the Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. For submissions, high school seniors need to 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.

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

Robotics Award

In support of the FIRST mission, Pacific University is offering three (3) merit-based scholarships to high school seniors who have participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) or FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team.  This scholarship may be used for undergraduate study in the Pacific University, College of Arts & Sciences, and is renewable over four years, contingent upon maintaining good academic standing and full-time enrollment.

For application information, please contact admissions@pacificu.edu

Studio Art Talent Award

The Art Department at Pacific University is offering Studio Art Talent Awards to exceptional incoming 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 as determined by the selection committee, renewable for up to three additional years with continued participation in the art program as described. The deadline to apply is February 1. Contact Doug Anderson at danderson@pacificu.edu with your questions or for application information.  

Theatre Scholarship

Passionate about theatre? Consider applying and auditioning for a scholarship to pursue your art at Pacific!

Theatre Application (pdf) 

Visit Theatre & Applied Theatre for more information.

Tom McCall Scholarship

Awarded to select first-year undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences who show an interest in, and continue to engage in, public affairs. Awards are renewable for an additional year. Please complete the application packet (pdf) and return it to the Office of Admissions.

The deadline to apply is February 1. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Grundon at grundonj@pacificu.edu.

World Languages Talent Award

Talent awards are awarded 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. 

For more information, please visit the World Languages Talent Award page.