In memory of the former Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs, Eva Krebs, the financial aid office has added even more financial assistance through scholarship. The Eva C. Krebs Boxer Spirit is the new name for the Boxer Spirit Award and the Eva C. Krebs ‘Make a Difference’ award was added. This award gives students an additional opportunity to earn a scholarship for the next school year.

In late August, the Boxer Spirit Scholarship was renamed and with it came another award. The Eva C. Krebs ‘Make a Difference’ Boxer Spirit Award was created from the Eva Krebs Endowment. It is a $5,000 scholarship given to one student who completes both of the personal statements on the application.

“It’s really two awards now,” said Director of Financial Aid Mike Johnson. “The Eva C. Krebs Boxer Spirit Award will be much the same as the former Boxer Spirit Scholarship. The Eva C. Krebs ‘Make a Difference’ Boxer Sprit Award will go to a top applicant who also has a compelling story to tell in the second essay.”

Although only one student will receive the Eva C. Krebs Boxer Spirit Award for the 2013-2014 school year, Johnson said as the Eva Krebs endowment grows the financial aid office may offer more award more than one student.

The Eva C. Krebs Boxer Spirit Award offers students a chance to earn $1,000 to $3,000 off their tuition. There is not a set number of students awarded this scholarship. For the 2012-2013 school year, the financial aid office awarded 393 Boxer Spirit Scholarships.

The application is due by 5 p.m. on April 12. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications can be emailed, faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the financial aid office. Go to the financial aid web page at pacificu.edu/financialaid for the application.

“We hope that all eligible students will apply so we can learn a bit more about them and their experiences when we read their essays,” said Johnson. “We pride what I’m sure are much-needed additional funds to help students achieve their educational goals.”

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