Pacific Area Scholars

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:

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

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 below.  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, if they should seek employment.  Visit the Merit Scholarship section of our website to learn more on how it applies to scholars in years 2, 3, and 4.

CGPA                                                    Award Amount

3.450 – 3.749                                         ¼ Tuition

3.750 – 3.849                                         ½ Tuition

3.850 – 3.949                                         ¾ Tuition

3.950 – 4.0                                            Full Tuition

If scholars do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement for the merit scholarship starting in year 2, 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