Pepperdine University's academic scholarship program rewards the academic achievement of a select group of entering transfer students. Award recipients typically represent the students admitted to Pepperdine with the highest academic profiles. For transfer applicants with less than 30 completed college units at the time of application, this includes grade point averages from high school and college (as Pepperdine calculates them) and the highest standardized test scores. For applicants with 30 or more completed units at the time of application, this includes an applicant's cumulative college grade point average. The number of award recipients varies with each year.
Students who receive academic scholarships must maintain at least a 3.25 Pepperdine cumulative GPA and full-time status, and may not be placed on academic or disciplinary probation while at Pepperdine. For those students who apply and qualify for need-based financial assistance, the academic scholarship will become part of the financial assistance package, coordinated with other awards.