Scholarships for Current Students

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund assists students during a time of crisis where a clear need exists. This fund supplements existing financial resources to help students who are unable to meet immediate and essential expenses because of a temporary hardship caused by loss of a job or benefit, accident, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or a need for temporary housing. Funds do not need to be repaid.

Students may apply for funds when they have exhausted all other resources. This funding is not intended to replace existing financial aid and does not become part of an ongoing financial aid package. The spirit of this funding is primarily to support emergency circumstances and priority is given to students in the greatest financial need. Funding is usually limited to under $500. Award amounts will vary depending on the nature of the emergency, the individual circumstances, and the actual needs of the student affected by the emergency. Please note, the University may not be able to fulfill all requests.

The Student Emergency Fund helps with short-term financial emergencies and is designed to minimize immediate critical needs of students caused by acute financial stress, such as (but not limited to):

  • Assistance with food, child care, rent, or utilities
  • Emergency or temporary housing
  • Replacement of personal belongings or other essential needs not covered by insurance
  • Medications or costs related to medical care not covered by insurance
  • Transportation costs
  • Safety related expenses due to acts of violence or other victimization (shelter, changing locks, etc.)
  • Books, tuition, fees, or other school related expenses

Pacific University students enrolled at least half-time are eligible to apply. Funds are limited; in order to qualify, you must demonstrate you have a financial emergency that impacts your ability to succeed at Pacific. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis; submission of an application does not mean you will be awarded.

Note:  Student Emergency Funds meet the federal definition of estimated financial assistance; therefore, students receiving financial aid equal to their Cost of Attendance must document their need for additional funding.  Your financial aid counselor can assist you with a Cost of Attendance increase request.

Student Emergency Fund Application

Endowed and Restricted Scholarships

Donor-funded scholarships are available for continuing students who meet specific qualifications. Some endowed and restricted scholarships are awarded based on faculty recommendation, and students are notified of their selection in late spring for the upcoming academic year. Some other endowed and restricted scholarships require an application from the student. Endowed and restricted scholarships are generally awarded for one year only, unless otherwise noted.

Students who are selected to receive an endowed and/or restricted scholarship will be given the opportunity to express their appreciation to the scholarship donor.

College of Arts & Sciences Scholarships for Continuing Students
 

 

Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative Becas/Scholarships

This scholarship fund was created to serve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), asylum Temporary Protected Status (TPS), or refugee status eligible students to help relieve unmet basic needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic while attending Pacific University. The purpose of these funds is to serve as an additional resource to support those students who demonstrate a commitment to continuing their educational pursuits against unprecedented challenges. This opportunity has been made possible through a collaboration grant between Pacific University, Portland Community College (PCC), Centro Cultural, and SOAR Legal Services. Deadline to apply is October 30, 2020.  

For additional information or questions, please contact Jean Garcia, Director, Student Multicultural Center at jean.garcia@pacificu.edu.

Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative Becas/Scholarships

 

EC Krebs Boxer Spirit Award

The Boxer Spirit Award is available to continuing undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences based on consideration of the applicant's personal statement, academic qualifications, activities and interests, and financial need. Award amounts range from $500 to $3,000 and are for one academic year only. Boxer Spirit funds are limited; not all students submitting an application will receive an award. Continuing students may apply each spring for the following academic year. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

The 2021-22 scholarship application will open in the fall.

 

Eva C. Krebs 'Make A Difference' Boxer Spirit Award

In tribute to her tireless work on behalf of students, the $5,000 Eva C. Krebs 'Make A Difference' Boxer Spirit Award was created to honor a selected student who reflects Eva’s deeply felt social consciousness and desire to make the world a better place. The recipient, through his/her extraordinary actions and efforts, will have made or is making a significant difference in the lives of others or in a community.  Priority will be given to a student who has had to overcome barriers, including but not limited to cultural, emotional, physical, familial, political or economic circumstances. Continuing students may apply each spring for the following academic year. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

The 2021-22 scholarship application will open in the fall.

 

Alumni Association Legacy Endowed Scholarship

The Pacific University Alumni Association Legacy Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to students who are children or grandchildren of Pacific alumni and are attending Pacific University as an undergraduate or a student in one of Pacific's graduate programs. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 14th, 2020. 

 

The 2021-22 scholarship application will open in the fall.

 

Arts & Sciences Endowed Internship Fund Scholarship

The Arts & Sciences Endowed Internship Fund was created with the input and financial support of the College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Council (CASAC).  The Council created the internship fund to provide financial support and opportunities for Arts & Sciences students seeking internship positions.  Students seeking scholarships for summer and fall internships are encouraged to apply by May 1st; students seeking scholarships for winter and spring internships are encouraged to apply by October 15th.

Arts & Sciences Endowed Internship Fund Scholarship

Boxer ‘Ohana Scholarship

The Boxer 'Ohana Scholarship is for the benefit of Pacific University students with academic promise and demonstrated financial need who are from the state of Hawai'i. Applicants must be full time undergraduate students with junior standing and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or full time graduate students with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or equivalent. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

The 2021-22 scholarship application will open in the fall.

 

Coral Scholarship

The Coral Scholarship assists a prospective or current undergraduate student in the Pacific University College of Arts & Sciences who demonstrates financial need, attained a high school grade point average of at least 3.0, or maintains a university grade point average of at least 2.5, and identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or queer. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

The 2021-22 scholarship application will open in the fall.

 

Golden Guard Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Golden Guard Scholarship is a renewable award of $1000 or more that is given annually to a student who is majoring in a field of study in the College of Arts and Sciences with at least a 2.5 GPA, who receives a federal Pell Grant, and who will be the first in their household to receive a four-year college degree. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

The 2021-22 scholarship application will open in the fall.

Henry Kaulia Endowed Scholarship

The Henry Kaulia Endowed Scholarship provides financial support to a student with an interest in becoming an educator who is from the state of Hawaii, or who has one or more parents or grandparents from Hawaii.  An educator can be any major or minor and examples include teachers, coaches, and athletic trainers.  One $1000 award is available to a junior, a senior and an undergraduate alumnus of Pacific who is enrolled in a Pacific graduate program. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

The 2021-22 scholarship application will open in the fall.

 

Arthur E. Schauermann Memorial Scholarship

The Arthur E. Schauermann Memorial Scholarship is a non-renewable award given annually to graduates of Forest Grove High School who will attend Pacific University as undergraduate or graduate/professional students. Prospective and current Pacific University students are eligible to apply. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

The 2021-22 scholarship application will open in the fall.

Pacific University Veteran's Endowed Scholarship

The Pacific University Veteran's Endowed Scholarship provides support for veterans who are in good academic standing and have demonstrated financial need. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

The 2021-22 scholarship application will open in the fall.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Semester/Yearlong Study Abroad Scholarships

Short-Term Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarship Database

The most comprehensive listing of scholarships can be found at the website of the Institute for International Education.

Most of these scholarships require detailed applications to be completed several months prior to the start of a program, so advance planning is essential.