What is PASA?
Schreiner University and Presbyterian Pan American School in Kingsville, Texas, have a common link to both the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Synod of the Sun. In an effort to further develop and support this relationship, and provide worthy students an educational opportunity, Schreiner sponsors qualified Pan American graduates at Schreiner under the Pan American Schreiner Agreement (PASA).
Three students currently attend Schreiner through the PASA scholarship program. The current students were attracted by the Christian affiliation, the caring atmosphere including a low ratio of students per faculty member, and the scholarship.
How are students chosen?
The senior class at the Presbyterian Pan American School is made aware of the scholarship and invited to apply. The applications received are screened and the top three participate in an interview with a scholarship panel including a representative from each of the following: Church Relations, Campus Ministry, Recruiting.
How is PASA funded?
Depending upon their level of need, a PASA student can receive up to 100 percent of their education cost, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies. Schreiner University funds up to 50 percent of the student’s total educational costs with the other 50 percent provided by sponsoring churches and individuals. Most graduates of Presbyterian Pan American School are citizens of other countries, so they are not eligible for state and federal grants and loans. PASA students are therefore very dependent on funds from churches and individuals.