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 be in your second consecutive semester at Pacific Oaks, in good academic standing, and 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. The thank you letter process is coordinated by the Office of Advancement.
  • By completing this application, the Donor Scholarship Committee will consider you for all awards for which you are eligible based on your information.  Thus, there is no need for you to decide which scholarship award to apply for.
  • Scholarship award selections are made three times a year—Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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.


Application opens: Monday, August 1, 2016
Deadline to submit: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 5PM PDT