Pacific Area Scholars

The Pacific Area Scholars (PAS) Program is the most coveted and prestigious scholarship at BYU-Hawaii.
Being admitted to this program is an one-in-a-lifetime opportunity as only a few candidates are selected.

First Year

For the first year at BYU-Hawaii, this award will cover tuition, room & board, and books.  The estimated award for the first year is displayed below (table and chart):

Year 1







 $       2,700

 $        2,700

 $       1,800

 $          7,200

Room & Board

 $       3,155

 $        3,155

 $       1,990

 $          8,300


 $         450

 $          450

 $          450

 $          1,350

Total Award

 $       6,305

 $        6,305

 $       4,240

 $        16,850

Second, Third, and Fourth Years

During the second, third and fourth year, scholars may continue to receive room & board and books, contingent upon them meeting the minimum cumulative GPA requirement for the merit scholarship.  The merit scholarship will cover a portion or full tuition, based on the cumulative GPA scale.  Scholars will be expected to pay for any remaining tuition cost that the merit scholarship does not cover.  This cost can be supplemented by student wages earned, should they seek employment.  Visit the Merit Scholarship section of our website to learn more about its requirements.

If scholars do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement for the merit scholarship starting in year 2, at any time, they will no longer be eligible for this scholarship and will either have to self-fund or apply for the I-WORK Program.

Scholarship Requirements

  • The Pacific Area Scholars award will cover no more than 4 years in residence.
  • Scholars will be required to enroll in a minimum of 14 credits for Fall and Winter, and 9 credits for Spring.
  • Scholars will be required to live on campus for the first year of school.
  • This scholarship may not combine with any other institutional scholarships in the student's first semester.
  • In years 2, 3, and 4, scholars will need to meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirements for the merit-scholarship in order to continue on the PAS program.

 Pacific Area Scholars (PAS) FAQs