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Pacific Powell Scholarship

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Annual Award: $40,000

The Powell Scholarship is the University's premier academic merit award, and is designed to cultivate future leaders through mentoring, instruction, and service.

Qualified Powell Scholars candidates have:

  • A cumulative high school GPA of 3.7 or higher (on an unweighted 4.00 scale)
  • Undertaken a rigorous academic curriculum - Honors, AP, and/or IB courses
  • Demonstrated superior leadership skills in two or more areas, including but not restricted to student government, community service, cultural groups, research or creative activities
  • Combined SAT Critical Reading and Math score of at least 1350 or ACT composite score of at least 30

Students who meet these minimum criteria are encouraged to apply. A select number of finalists will be invited to campus to interview with the Powell Scholars selection committee.

Selected students will compete for up to 10 scholarships awarded annually by the university. Selection will involve a personal interview designed to assess each candidate's potential for intellectual and leadership development, international study, research and creative endeavors, and the ability to make a difference in the world.

Learn more about the Powell Scholarship

View Powell Scholar Program components and some accomplishments of our Powell Scholars