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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 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.

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 renewable up to one year or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis or satisfactory academic performance maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in a full-time undergraduate course of study. Students may reapply for another renewable award. The employment eligibility requirement does not apply to previous recipients.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

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.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • 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.

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 4, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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!

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