University of the Pacific’s premier academic award is more than just a scholarship: it is a ticket to a life-changing experience. Powell Scholars are high-achieving students from all majors who demonstrate leadership potential, pursue creative endeavors and innovative research, and become game-changers in their communities both locally and globally. In order to support their research and creative pursuits, Powell Scholars have access to funds for major projects as well as for study abroad. Cultural enrichment is another central feature of the program. Our students not only participate in field trips to world-class arts experiences; they also bring high profile speakers, artists, scholars, and entrepreneurs to Pacific. Powell Scholars enjoy a dedicated study lounge, seminar room, and brainstorming space in Callison Hall, an ideal setting for exchanging ideas, engaging in collaboration, and refining individual and group projects.

Please visit for application details and Dr. Jeffrey Hole (Associate Professor of English and Director, Powell Scholars Program) (209-946-2026) for any questions.