As a Pacific student, you have access to a powerful network of support from staff, faculty, fellow students, alumni, and many others who take pride in investing in you. In addition, scholarships are made possible by generous benefactors who are passionate about supporting your success. Admitted students are automatically considered for all Academic Merit Scholarships except for the Powell Scholarship, which requires a supplemental application via the Common App or Pacific App.
The Powell Scholarship is the University of the Pacific's premier academic merit award, and is designed to cultivate future leaders through mentoring, instruction, and service. Applicants must be high school seniors, have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher, have undertaken a rigorous academic curriculum while in high school, demonstrate superior leadership skills, and have a SAT score of at least 1350 or ACT of at least 30. All Powell Scholars must be seeking to earn a four-year undergraduate degree.