For Current Students

Donor Scholarship Instructions

Before completing the application for consideration, please note the following instructions:

  • To be considered for a scholarship award, you must have completed at least two consecutive semesters of Pacific Oaks College coursework and must be in good standing academically, and must be enrolled for at least half-time status.
  • Should you be selected to receive a scholarship award, you must write a thank you letter to the donor of that particular award. In addition, you must avail yourself for the annual Scholarship Reception so you can meet the donors of our scholarship funds and they can meet you. The thank you letter is required; attendance at the Scholarship Reception is expected if it does not compete with your classes or work commitments. Those students who receive awards but do not write thank you letters will not be considered for future awards. The thank you letters and scholarship event is coordinated by the Office of Advancement.
  • By completing this application, you will be considered for all scholarship awards available that you are eligible for. Thus, no need to figure out which scholarship award to apply for—the Pacific Oaks Scholarship Awards Committee will make the determination based on your information.
  • Scholarship award selections are made twice a year—Spring and Fall. You must apply during the application period for each semester for which you wish to receive an award.


General Scholarships
All Pacific Oaks students are eligible to apply for general scholarships to support their educational journey. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Awards will be made following a review by the Awards Committee of your application and essay.

Need-based Scholarships
The primary factor in determining these awards is the student's financial need based on financial aid documentation. Students must also be in good academic standing in order to apply. Scholarships funds are for both undergraduate and graduate study.

Scholarships for Academic Excellence
Scholarship funds are available to students who have demonstrated an exemplary level of academic leadership during their initial semesters of study at Pacific Oaks College. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply upon the completion of their second consecutive semester. In addition to application and essay, a faculty recommendation may be required.

First Generation Student Scholarship Fund
Because a significant number of Pacific Oaks students are the first generation in their families to attend college, a special fund has been established to support their academics pursuit. Financial need will be a primary factor in determining award recipients.

The Ruth Pearce Fund for Therapeutic Companions
Because of a generous donor, a special fund has been established to support students who are pursuing careers as therapeutic companions. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

*All scholarships are applied toward tuition.


Thank you for your interest in donor scholarships. The application deadline for Spring 2015 scholarships has passed. Please check back in August 2015 for the Fall 2015 application.