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Pacific Area Scholars Program

PAS information, prior to fall 2022

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

The program provides recipients with full tuition, room and board, and books for all four years for those who maintain eligibility. It also includes a travel stipend to help cover transportation to BYU–Hawaii and your return home upon graduation (one round trip total).

Scholars must maintain the Dean's List eligibility and requirements to remain in the PAS program.

Cost of Attendance


Estimated amounts for the 2022-2023 academic year are displayed below:

Fall Winter Spring Total
Tuition $3,125 $3,125 $2,084 $8,334
Room and Board $4,639 $4,639 $1,957 $11,235
Books $450 $450 $450 $1,350
Total Award $8,214 $8,214 $4,491 $20,919

During Your Enrollment at BYU–Hawaii


Scholars will be admitted to the PAS program for a year. Eligibility to the program will then be reviewed after each completed semester, once grades are posted and a new cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is available. Scholars may continue to receive aid to cover room and board and books, contingent upon meeting the requirements of the Dean's List.

If scholars do not meet eligibility for the program, they can apply for the IWORK program or become self-funded.

Scholarship Requirements

  • The Pacific Area Scholars Award will cover no more than four years in residence.
  • Scholars will be required to enroll in a minimum of 14 credits for fall and winter, and nine credits for spring.
  • This scholarship will not combine with any other institutional scholarships.
  • Scholars will need to meet the minimum CGPA requirement of the Dean's List to continue in the PAS program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to be considered for the PAS scholarship?

Currently, only the two top students from church schools in the Pacific area are eligible.

How do I apply for the PAS scholarship?

There is no application for the PAS scholarship and is based on recommendations. Admission to the scholarship program is decided by the Ho'okele department.

Is there a limit per church school for the PAS scholarship?

BYU–Hawaii will make that determination.

Can I receive any other scholarships on the PAS program?

PAS students are not eligible to receive a Dean's List; they are able to receive other institutional and external scholarships.