Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Presidential Scholarships, funded by the College, are available to qualified students and for tuition and fees only. They are awarded regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, or sexual orientation. Scholarships are based on merit, and scholastic achievement, service to the community, and commitment to the welfare of their fellow students and the PCT community. They are awarded to selected applicants, at the discretion of the College, or upon faculty or staff recommendation. Eligible students can be granted only one scholarship at a time. The Scholarship Committee coordinates all scholarship applications.

The Committee considers four factors in making a scholarship award decision:

  • Be enrolled in one of the educational programs at Pacific Tech.
  • Academic record (Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP)).
  • Attendance record (Maintain satisfactory attendance).
  • Service to the community.
  • Personal attributes or leadership characteristics.

Students who wish to apply for a Presidential Scholarship may pick up an application from the Office of Administration. The completed application, along with a personal letter of recommendation from a PCT faculty member and an essay written by the applicant, should be handed in to the Director of Administration, who will take the application to the Scholarship Committee. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail prior to the start of the semester for which they receive the award.