The Pepperdine University School of Public Policy awards a number of scholarships each year. These awards are made available through endowed funds, gifts from supporters and alumni, and allocation of University general funds (see partial list in this section). The Scholarship Committee awards scholarships based on merit, need, academic and professional experience, as well as standardized test scores.
To be considered for scholarship funds, students must indicate a desire for scholarship consideration on the Application for Admission. Awards are made throughout the admission cycle as admission decisions are made. The scholarship deadline for the fall semester is May 1. Early application is encouraged.
Any scholarship recipient must agree to the terms and conditions as set forth on the School of Public Policy website and adhere to the following guidelines:
Students can expect that the scholarship award per semester will remain effective the entire time they are enrolled in good standing in the Master of Public Policy program. Academic probation or other disciplinary action will jeopardize the student's award. Students who fail to meet scholarship requirements may have their scholarships rescinded.
Associated Women for Pepperdine is a group of Church of Christ women who raise funds each year to assist deserving students who are members of the Church of Christ. Recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, merit, character, and church membership.
Established by Lew O. Ward and supported by a circle of friends, the William S. and Gay Banowsky Endowed Scholarship provides grants to students pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree at the School of Public Policy who are in good standing in all areas of the University.
The Janet O'Neil Buese Public Policy Scholarship provides support for students at the School of Public Policy who are in good standing in all areas of the University.
The Dr. Frank W. and Mrs. Sherry R. Cornell Endowed Scholarship is restricted to students with financial need who are pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree at the School of Public Policy, with preference given to Catholic students. If no Catholic students are available, the scholarship shall be given to Christian students. The scholarship provides support to one or more students with financial need who are good standing in all areas of the University.
The Joe and Farima Czyzyk Endowed Fellowship Fund provides support for students at the School of Public Policy to fulfill their summer internship requirement. The fellowship is reserved for students who pursue an internship at The Heritage Foundation or, if that is not possible, then another conservative public policy think tank located in Washington, DC.
The Robert and Deborah Dudley Scholarship was established for qualified students pursuing a master’s degree and eventual career in public policy who demonstrate financial need.
The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation Fund will provide assistance to qualified public policy students from Fresno, Kings, Madera, or Tulare counties in California.
The Peter and Veronica Johnson Endowed Scholarship provides support to students with financial need who are highly qualified applicants to the School of Public Policy and remain in good standing in all areas of the University.
Established in spring 2006 as a memorial legacy to Pepperdine Regent Tom Kemp, this scholarship assists students at the School of Public Policy.
Established in 2004, the Seiji Masuda Endowed Scholarship in Public Policy for International Students was created to provide scholarships for international students from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Brunei on the basis of merit and need.
The William and Nancy Mortensen Endowed Minority Scholarship will provide scholarship assistance to minority students in good academic standing.
Established by Peter Cheung and Fred Prager, this endowed scholarship was created to aid deserving School of Public Policy students.
The Allen and Marilyn Puckett Endowed Scholarship was established to provide support for students at the School of Public Policy who are in good standing in all areas of the University.
The S. A. Enlightenment Scholarship was established with a gift from the S. A. Enlightenment foundation to provide scholarship support for students from predominantly Muslim countries.
Established by Marilyn Dunton Simpson in 2009, this scholarship provides support for students at the School of Public Policy who are in good standing in all areas of the University.
Established in 1999 by the Stans Trust, the Maurice H. Stans Endowed Scholarship was created for the purpose of providing support for African- American students—anyone born or adopted into the designated lineal ancestry who is not a minor.
Established in 2006 by Terralynn and Earl Swift, this endowed scholarship was created to provide assistance to students interested in studying how people from diverse cultures might discover common values in the context of global interdependency.
Established by Flora L. Thornton in 2009, this scholarship is a meritbased academic scholarship for students at the School of Public Policy with demonstrated leadership potential who are in good standing in all areas of the University.
Established by School of Public Policy Board of Visitors member Beti Ward, the Lydell Ward Endowed Scholarship is awarded to qualified female students pursuing a Master in Public Policy degree.
Established by J. McDonald Williams and Judy Williams in 1999, this scholarship is designed to assist deserving School of Public Policy students who are members of the Church of Christ.