In addition to being the most affordable, private, accredited Christian college in California, Life Pacific offers merit-based and financial-based aid to help students cover the cost of their education. Over 95% of LPU students receive financial aid to help cover the cost of their education. Our hope is to empower you with the resources you need to fund your education. Review the information below to learn more about institutional scholarships, outside scholarships, and grant programs.
Foursquare Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is based on Merit and Financial eligibility. In order to be considered for this scholarship a student would need to fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The Financial Aid office will determine, by the information off the FAFSA (eligibility) and the GPA requirement. The cumulative GPA must be a minimum of 3.30. The Foursquare Foundation Scholarship amount is determined after all other federal, state or institutional aid is awarded. This is also awarded on a first come, first serve basis until the funds are depleted.
Requirements: Submit Admission Application & FAFSA
Award Amounts: Vary
This is a Merit only scholarship. The award amount varies according to cumulative GPA ranges. A student must complete a FAFSA and awards are on a first come, first serve basis until funds are depleted. The Financial Aid office will determine based on completion of FAFSA and GPA.
How to Apply: Submit Admission Application & FAFSA
Award Amount: $1000 to $3000 per year
Vocational Ministry Scholarship
The Bonita Unified School District Scholarship
This scholarship award recognizes a Christian student leader from the Bonita Unified School District who has consistently demonstrated high academic achievement and will perpetuate the mission of Life Pacific College during their academic studies and later in their chosen career. To fulfill this purpose, Life Pacific will assist a deserving student leader in achieving success in their academic, spiritual, and personal development.
Award Amount & Details
Recipients will be eligible for an award up to $5,000. The scholarship is renewable if students maintain a minimum course load of 12 units with a 3.0 cumulative GPA each academic year. Students who do not meet renewal crieria may lost their scholarship. In addition to representing the institution at various functions, recipients may be required to participate in an intenrship and/or research project in their area of study.
- First-time freshman applicant to Life Pacific University
- Current student or graduate of the Bonite Unifed School District
- Minimum high school grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Demonstrated involvement in church, school, or community-related activities
- Demonstrated strong Christian commitment
- Complete an application for admission, including all supporting documents, on or before May 1st for the upcoming fall term.
- Complete the online scholarship application on or before May 1st for the upcoming fall term.
- The LPU Scholarship committee will review applications to select recipients. Recipients will be notified by June 1st.
Harvey Family Business Innovation Scholarship
The applicant must have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater in college, and be in good standing with Life Pacific University student requirements.
Current Harvey Family Business Innovation Scholars are automatically renewed if they meet the requirements for the scholarship.
Demonstrate an innovative mindset by providing a résumé.
Complete a minimum 500-word essay on how you see business as a vehicle to serve people.
Fill out the application completely before submitting it. Proofread your application, prior to submitting it. You want to present yourself well in the entire application process.
This scholarship is for dependents or spouses of Licensed Ministers who are actively serving and appointed to a church. There is an application process and must be submitted each academic year. The student must be registered for a minimum of 12 regular coursework units and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50. Parents must be a licensed minister, appointed and serving in a local church. The parent can also be serving as a missionary, chaplain or evangelist.
How to Apply: Submit Life Grant Application & FAFSA
Award Amount: $2000.00 per year
These scholarships come from various donors, foundations and alumni. There is an application process and online applications are available during the spring semester, during the month of February. These scholarships are only offered to currently enrolled students in the Traditional program at LPU. The Office of Advancement facilitates the endowed scholarship and these are awarded in March for the following academic year.
How to Apply: Must be current LPU student. Applications provided during school year.
Award Amounts: Vary
Resident Advisor Scholarship
This is a scholarship that could cover a portion of room and board. There is an application process for this position and is facilitated by the office of the Resident Director. For more information on the RA position you may contact the office of the Resident Director.
How to Apply: Must be current LPU student and selected for Resident Advisor position.
Award Amount: $4,000.00 per year
Preview Scholarship and Other Admissions Scholarships
The Office of Admissions awards various scholarships to prospective students during preview days and summer camps.
How to Apply: Process varies per scholarship. Prospective students who apply at Fall or Spring Preview are eligible for Preview scholarship.
Award Amount: $1,000.00 one time
Athletic scholarships vary in amount and determined by the Athletic Director and Coaches.
Ministry & Leadership Grant
Licensed ministers are eligible to apply for the Life Pacific University Ministry & Leadership Grant, which offers a $4,000 tuition discount. This grant is only available to students in the Degree Completion Program. Click or tap here to view the Ministry & Leadership Grant Application.
Outside Scholarship Resources
Students are highly encouraged to apply for outside scholarships to help cover their cost of attendance. Check for scholarships that may be available through your employer, your parent's employers, or through businesses and civic organizations in your community. Here are a few scholarship websites to explore as well:
- Foursquare Women Scholarship (For Women Only)
- Christian Community Credit Union
- College Christian Leaders
- Fund for Theological Education
- College Board
- Scholarship Resource Network Express
- Smith Christian Service Foundation (For Graduate Students) – How to Apply.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant Program provides federal funds for students of families that qualify. To be eligible, an applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident, demonstrate financial need, and must not have previously received a bachelor’s degree. Students may apply for the Pell Grant by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Cal Grant program provides awards for California resident applicants who demonstrate financial need and meet GPA requirements. California resident students may apply by filling out the FAFSA and a GPA Verification Form. To be eligible for a fall semester award, the student must submit an application and FAFSA by March 2nd.
California Dream Act
The California Dream Act is for non SSN (social security number) students. You will need to complete your online Dream Act Application here. You need to fill out the Dream Act application online every year if you already receive the Dream Act (CAL Grant). If you have never received the Dream Act then you must meet the March 2nd deadline date and submit a NON-SSN Cal Grant form. The applications for the Dream Act should be available after October 1st.
For your convenience, here is the Non-SSN GPA Verification Form.