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The Pacific Club Scholarship Fund
Deadline to apply: March 30, 2020 3:00 pm CT

The Pacific Club, in partnership with the Orange County Community Foundation, has established a scholarship program to assist employees, employee spouses, and children 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Eligibility
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 two-years employment as of the application deadline.

AND

  • 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)

Award
Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

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
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. 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.

Notification
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.

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

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation must be submitted on your behalf.

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!