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Endowed Scholarships

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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. The Scholarship Committee awards scholarships based on merit and 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.

Scholarships for Students

Laszlo and Milka Ambrus Endowed Scholarship

The Laszlo and Milka Ambrus Endowed Scholarship was established for students pursuing a degree at the School of Public Policy who are in good standing in all areas of the University.

William S. and Gay Banowsky Endowed Scholarship

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.

Dr. Frank W. and Mrs. Sherry R. Cornell Endowed Scholarship

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 in good standing in all areas of the University.

Joseph and Farima Czyzyk Endowed Fellowship Fund

The Joseph and Farima Czyzyk Endowed Fellowship Fund is to be used for students who are enrolled at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy and studying at the Washington, DC, campus. The scholarship is to be used for tuition and, at the discretion of the dean of the School of Public Policy, other attendant needs. Recipients must be in good standing in all areas of the University.

Sally H. Edwards Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Sally H. Edwards Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Bert and Mildred Lefevre and provides support for students, with a preference given to those students from Hawaii.

Lynn and Foster Friess Endowed Scholarship

Established by a gift from the National Christian Foundation Giving Fund on behalf of the Foster and Lynn Friess and the Friess Family Foundation, the Lynn and Foster Friess Endowed Scholarship shall be restricted to qualified School of Public Policy students who have evidenced leadership based on the principles embedded in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

Fritz Endowed Scholarship in Public Policy

Established by Lynn C. Fritz, founder of the Fritz Institute, the Fritz Endowed Scholarship in Public Policy provides support for students who are pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree at the School of Public Policy, with preference given to those pursuing an International Relations and National Security specialization.

Linda M. Gage AWP Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2010 by Jerry and Kay Cox honoring the memory of Pepperdine Regent Linda M. Gage, the Linda M. Gage AWP Endowed Scholarship is restricted to Church of Christ students with financial need who are pursuing a degree at Pepperdine. Recipients must be in good standing in all areas of the University.

Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation Endowed Scholarship

The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund provides assistance to qualified public policy students from Fresno, Kings, Madera, or Tulare counties in California.

Endowed Jewish Scholarship Fund

The Endowed Jewish Scholarship Fund provides assistance to Jewish students in good academic standing who are pursuing a degree at the School of Public Policy.

Peter and Veronica Johnson Endowed Scholarship

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.

Russell and Colene Johnson Endowed Scholarship

The Russell and Colene Johnson Endowed Scholarship was established for students pursuing a degree at the School of Public Policy who are in good standing in all areas of the University.

Thomas P. Kemp Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2006 as a memorial legacy to Pepperdine Regent Thomas P. Kemp, the Thomas P. Kemp Endowed Scholarship assists students at the School of Public Policy.

Maldonado Family Endowed Fund

Established in 2011 by a gift from Ernest and Mary Maldonado, the Maldonado Family Endowed Fund shall be used at the discretion of the dean of the School of Public Policy to fund merit scholarships, student internships, faculty research, fellowships, and other programs and initiatives of strategic importance to the School of Public Policy in the fields of intelligence, national and homeland security, criminal justice, and enforcement.

William and Nancy Mortensen Endowed Minority Scholarship

The William and Nancy Mortensen Endowed Minority Scholarship will provide scholarship assistance to minority students in good academic standing.

Mike E. O'Neal Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established by Peter Cheung and Fred Prager, the Mike E. O'Neal Endowed Scholarship Fund was created to aid deserving School of Public Policy students.

Jason and Olena Pates Endowed Scholarship

The Jason and Olena Pates Endowed Scholarship was established for students pursuing a degree at the School of Public Policy who are in good standing in all areas of the University.

Pete and Gina Peterson Endowed Scholarship

The Pete and Gina Peterson Endowed Scholarship was established for students pursuing a degree at the School of Public Policy who are in good standing in all areas of the University.

Allen and Marilyn Puckett Endowed Scholarship

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.

Marilyn Dunton Simpson Endowed Scholarship

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.

Maurice H. Stans Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1999 by the Stans Trust, the Maurice H. Stans Endowed Scholarship was created to provide support for African American students—anyone born or adopted into the designated lineal ancestry who is not a minor.

Stans Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2012, the Stans Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship was created to provide support to students pursuing a degree at the School of Public Policy, with preference given to students who hold a license as a certified public accountant and/or hold a degree in accounting or a related field who are in good standing in all areas of the University.

Terralynn and Earl Swift Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2006 by Terralynn and Earl Swift, the Terralynn and Earl Swift 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.

Flora L. Thornton Endowed Scholarship

Established by Flora L. Thornton in 2009, the Flora L. Thornton Endowed Scholarship is a merit-based 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.

Lydell Ward Endowed Scholarship

Established by School of Public Policy Board of Advisors member Beti Ward, the Lydell Ward Endowed Scholarship is awarded to qualified female students pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree.

Michael and Cheryl Warder Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Michael and Cheryl Warder Endowed Scholarship Fund was established for students pursuing a degree at the School of Public Policy who are in good standing in all areas of the University and who are either current members of any of the five United States Armed Forces or honorably discharged from one of them.