Pepperdine University, including its graduate schools and its liberal arts undergraduate component Seaver College, offers various scholarships and grants for students. The Pepperdine University campus in Malibu, California, overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and the institution also includes other sites in southern California as well as satellite campuses in England, Italy and Argentina. Founded by Christian businessman George Pepperdine in the 1930s, the university bearing his name has a Church of Christ affiliation.
Students enrolled in Seaver College whose family are migrant farm or agricultural workers may receive this immediate-need scholarship. Applicants must document employment of parents, grandparents or any legal guardian with employer verification for eligibility. Eligible students must also demonstrate financial need and be in good standing at the institution to receive funding.
Pepperdine University/Private Assistance Scholarships
For undergraduates, Pepperdine University and Seaver College offer a limited number of university scholarships and grants. Academic scholarships are available to students with the highest grade point averages in their class when admitted, and such students must maintain minimum 3.25 GPAs throughout their academic years to continue receiving the scholarship. Placement on academic probation or discipline may void the award. Pepperdine grants go to those students demonstrating financial need and their "overall strength" as a student at Pepperdine. Some academic departments at the school offer scholarships for students with particular ability in their field.
Pepperdine University School of Public Policy Scholarships
Graduate students at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy may be eligible for several scholarships awarded by the school. These include the Theodore J. Forstmann Scholarship, based on academic achievement and a required essay, the Endowed Jewish Scholarship for students of that faith, the Seiji Masuda Endowed Scholarship in Public Policy for International Students for students from several Asian countries, the William and Nancy Mortensen Endowed Minority Scholarship for minority students and the School of Public Policy Endowed Scholarship for students demonstrating financial need.
Pepperdine University School of Law Scholarships and Grants
Law school students at Pepperdine University may apply for the Faculty Scholars Award, granted to juris doctoral candidates demonstrating high academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.65 and LSAT score of 93rd percentile or greater. Students with GPAs of at least 3.5 and an LSAT score in the 88th percentile or higher may receive the Dean's Scholarship. This scholarships is renewable as long as the student remains in the top third of the class. Members of the student body who also belong to the Church of Christ may receive the President's Scholarship.