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Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for students in the Natural Science Division during the academic year. Scholarship applications are usually submitted in late February or early March for awarding in the subsequent academic year. Specific information regarding the application process for each scholarship is made available on this web site in early February.

Please use the links below or scroll down the page for information regarding each scholarship.
Natural Science Division Scholarship Rose Hills Foundation Scholarship
H. Douglas Dean Memorial Scholarship Darnell Scholarship
Gregory V. Martinez Memorial Scholarship Litton Scholarship
Hughes Family Foundation Scholarship Freshman / Entering Student Scholarships

Natural Science Division Scholarship


These awards are available to all students of the Natural Science Division and are designed to reward students for meritorious academic performance and service to the Division.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have completed 30 credit hours prior to the start of the subsequent academic year
  • Must have one of the following academic majors:  BIOL, CHEM, COSC, MATH, NASC, NUTR, PHYS or SPME
  • Minimum Pepperdine cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum cumulative major GPA of 3.0

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The Rose Hills Foundation Science and Engineering Scholarship


These awards are available to all students through a grant from the Rose Hills Foundation to advance science and engineering disciplines for students whose primary residence is in Southern California.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must have at least sophomore academic standing
  • Must have completed 30 credit hours
  • Must have one of the following academic majors: BIOL, CHEM, COSC, MATH, NASC or PHYS
  • Must have a permanent address in Southern California and reside south of the Tehachapi Mountains (Tehachapi Mountain Image)
  • Minimum Pepperdine cumulative GPA of 3.5

Students receiving a Rose Hills Foundation Scholarship are eligible to have the scholarship renewed as long as they continue to meet all eligibility criteria.

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H. Douglas Dean Memorial Scholarship


The H. Douglas Dean Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of long-time Pepperdine University biology professor H. Douglas Dean.  Dr. Dean passed away on June 24, 1992 after a career of service to Seaver College and the Churches of Christ.  Dr. Dean was particularly interested in the relationships between the sciences and religion.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • An academic major in religion or the natural sciences
  • Must have completed 30 credit hours at Pepperdine prior to the start of the subsequent academic year
  • Student must have demonstrated through his or her Christian faith and integrity a potential for leadership

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Gregory V. Martinez Memorial Scholarship


The Gregory V. Martinez Memorial Scholarship was initiated by the Martinez family in memory of their son, Greg Martinez. Greg was a 1990 Sports Medicine graduate who died in a car accident on May 19, 1991.  Greg was an outstanding student demonstrated by his high grade point average, his participation as a teaching and research assistant in Sports Medicine, and his many extracurricular and service activities.  After graduating, Greg worked as a full-time research assistant in the Biology department at Pepperdine and tutored high school students in his spare time.  Greg's personal dream was to enhance people's quality of life by combining his love for God and people, with his interest in medicine and sports.  Greg had been accepted to medical school and planned to start his studies to become a physician in the fall of 1991.  Greg Martinez would have wanted others to be granted the same opportunities he had received at Pepperdine University.  Therefore, the Gregory V. Martinez Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to the student who best exemplifies the traits and characteristics of Greg.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a Sports Medicine major
  • Must have completed 30 credit hours at Pepperdine prior to the start of the subsequent academic year
  • Must have completed a minimum of two Sports Medicine classes prior to the start of the subsequent academic year
  • Must have "unmet need" as determined by the Financial Aid Office or have a student loan(s) for the upcoming academic year where the Martinez scholarship award could replace or eliminate the need for student loan(s). (This criterion applies only to students receiving federal or state financial aid.)
  • Minimum Pepperdine cumulative GPA of 3.0

The Gregory V. Martinez Memorial Scholarship will be awarded based on GPA, demonstrated record of involvement in Sports Medicine and allied health field activities outside of the classroom (such as research and/or internship experiences in sports medicine, leadership in Sports Medicine or other clubs, volunteer activities in health-related fields) and financial need.

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Hughes Family Foundation Scholarship

These awards are available to all Sports Medicine majors by an annual gift from the Hughes Family Foundation.  The scholarships are designed to reward students for meritorious academic performance and service to the Sports Medicine Program, Natural Science Division and University.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a Sports Medicine major
  • Must have completed 30 credit hours at Pepperdine prior to the start of the subsequent academic year
  • Minimum Pepperdine cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum cumulative major GPA of 3.0

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Darnell Scholarship


The Darnell Scholarship is available for computer science majors.  There is no application process as the recipients are selected by the computer science faculty based upon their academic performance in the major.

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Litton Endowed Scholarship


The Litton Endowed Scholarship is available for computer science majors.  There is no application process as the recipients are selected by the computer science faculty based upon their academic performance in the major.  Awardees will be expected to attend a luncheon with Litton representatives.

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Freshman Scholarships


The Natural Science Division grants most of its scholarship awards to students who have completed 30 or more units at Pepperdine and successfully demonstrated superior academic performance at Pepperdine and specifically in Natural Science Division courses.  To reward exceptional entering or freshman students for their prior academic success, the Division may offer a limited number of $1,000 scholarships annually.  Scholarship awards to matriculating students are based upon the student's admission materials, prior academic performance and faculty recommendation; there is no application to submit for the freshman or entering student scholarship awards. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the Seaver College Admission Office's Financial Information web site for information on other sources of scholarship and financial aid for entering students.

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