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The program is currently closed. Please check back in February for updated program information.


The Pacific Club Scholarship Fund
Application status: Closed

The Pacific Club, in partnership with the Orange County Community Foundation, has established a scholarship program to assist employees, employee spouses, children and grandchildren of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Pacific Club Scholarship Fund must be:

  • Be an active part-time or full-time employee of The Pacific Club, OR
  • Be a spouse of a part-time or full-time employee of The Pacific Club, OR
  • Be children or grandchildren, age 30 and under, of a part-time or full-time employee of The Pacific Club

Employees must have a minimum of six months employment as of the application deadline.


  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in part-time or full-time  undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for one or both semesters during the upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

Awards are not renewable, however students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. The employment eligibility requirement does not apply to previous recipients.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Award recipients will be sent a Quick Start Guide email to register for the WhichWay app with access to the following modules for a one year cycle:

  • Understanding Basics of Budgeting
  • Achieving Goal
  • Creating and Maintaining a Budget
  • Paying for College
  • Understanding Credit
  • Obtaining Credit
  • Applying for Financial Aid
  • Managing Credit Cards
  • Managing Student Loans While in School
  • Managing Debt
  • Repaying Student Loans

Selection of Recipients
The program will use Scholarship America recipient selection criteria including the consideration of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances and an online recommendation. Financial need must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of The Pacific Club or of the Orange County Community Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Applicants will be notified in late May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Orange County Community Foundation. Payments are made in early August and are made out to the students institution and will need to be directed to their financial aid office to be included in their financial aid package.

If you are awarded and your institution is asking for your payment before the scholarship award check has arrived, please provide them a copy of the award letter to your financial aid office. As long as your school has a copy of the award letter, that is the documentation required to verify that the payment is pending and you do not need to pay out of pocket.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 8, 2022 3:00 pm CT.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Orange County Community Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!