253 PLU Bound Full Tuition Scholarship
PLU offers a scholarship for students who are College Bound eligible, attend a high school in the 253 area code or Pierce County, and have a 3.70 or better weighted cumulative GPA. Students who qualify will be awarded full tuition for their four years at PLU through a combination of federal, state, PLU grants and scholarships, and the College Bound Scholarship.
- College Bound Scholarship eligible
- Attend a Washington high school within the 253 area code or Pierce County
- 3.70 or higher weighted cumulative GPA (if your high school does not weight GPAs, PLU will do so when you apply)
- Entering PLU as a first-year student
Applying: Submit the FREE application to PLU and note that you are College Bound eligible. You must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), found at fafsa.ed.gov, include PLU’s FAFSA school code, 003785 OR complete the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA), found at readysetgrad.org/wasfa.
253 PLU Bound Benefits:
- Full tuition for 4 years at PLU is guaranteed to be covered by a combination of PLU, federal, state and College Bound scholarship and grant.
- Additional financial aid in the form of work study and loans may be applied to room, meals, books, and other expenses.
To maintain the 253 PLU Bound Scholarship:
- Student must remain College Bound eligible.
- Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress at PLU.
Frequently Asked Questions:
PLU grants special status to IB, AP, Cambridge, pre-IB, pre-AP, Honors and Advanced courses. If the high school does not weight GPAs, PLU will weight grades in these courses when calculating an admission GPA in order to benefit those students who have challenged themselves and undertaken a rigorous high school curriculum.
For example, four weighted courses taken in the freshman, sophomore, and/or junior years will bring a 3.6 GPA up to a 3.7 GPA.
Find contact information for each PLU Admission Counselor here.
|High School||City||PLU Admission Counselor|
|Annie Wright School||Tacoma||Dave Gunovich|
|Auburn Adventist Academy||Auburn||Cassandra Brazell|
|Auburn High School||Auburn||Cassandra Brazell|
|Auburn Mountainview High School||Auburn||Cassandra Brazell|
|Auburn Riverside High School||Auburn||Cassandra Brazell|
|Bellarmine Preparatory School||Tacoma||Dave Gunovich|
|Bethel Baptist School||Spanaway||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Bethel High School||Spanaway||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Bonney Lake High School||Bonney Lake||Melody Ferguson|
|Cascade Christian High School||Puyallup||Julian Franco|
|Challenger High School||Spanaway||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Charles Wright Academy||Tacoma||Dave Gunovich|
|Chief Leschi School||Puyallup||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Christian Faith School||Federal Way||Julian Franco|
|Clover Park High School||Lakewood||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Covenant High School||Tacoma||Dave Gunovich|
|Curtis High School||University Place||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Decatur High School||Federal Way||Julian Franco|
|Eatonville High School||Eatonville||Melody Ferguson|
|EB Walker High School||Puyallup||Julian Franco|
|Emerald Ridge High School||Puyallup||Julian Franco|
|Evergreen Lutheran High School||Tacoma||Dave Gunovich|
|Federal Way High School||Federal Way||Julian Franco|
|Fife High School||Fife||Julian Franco|
|Franklin Pierce High School||Parkland||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Gates Secondary School||Parkland||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Gig Harbor High School||Gig Harbor||Melody Ferguson|
|Graham-Kapowsin High School||Graham||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Harrison Preparatory School||Lakewood||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Harry S. Truman High School||Federal Way||Julian Franco|
|Henderson Bay High School||Gig Harbor||Melody Ferguson|
|Henry Foss High School||Tacoma||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Internet Academy||Federal Way||Julian Franco|
|Kent Phoenix Academy||Kent||Cassandra Brazell|
|Kent View Christian High School||Auburn||Cassandra Brazell|
|Kentlake High School||Kent||Cassandra Brazell|
|Kent-Meridian High School||Kent||Cassandra Brazell|
|Kentridge High School||Kent||Cassandra Brazell|
|Kentwood High School||Covington||Cassandra Brazell|
|Lakes High School||Lakewood||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Life Christian School||Tacoma||Dave Gunovich|
|Lincoln High School||Tacoma||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Mount Rainier Lutheran High School||Tacoma||Dave Gunovich|
|Mount Tahoma High School||Tacoma||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Muckleshoot Tribal School||Auburn||Cassandra Brazell|
|Oakland Alternative High School||Tacoma||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Orting High School||Orting||Melody Ferguson|
|Peninsula High School||Gig Harbor||Melody Ferguson|
|Puyallup High School||Puyallup||Julian Franco|
|Rogers High School||Puyallup||Julian Franco|
|Science and Math Institute (SAMI)||Tacoma||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Spanaway Lake High School||Spanaway||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Stadium High School||Tacoma||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Steilacoom High School||Steilacoom||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|Sumner High School||Sumner||Melody Ferguson|
|Tacoma Baptist High School||Tacoma||Dave Gunovich|
|Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA)||Tacoma||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|TAF Academy||Federal Way||Julian Franco|
|Thomas Jefferson High School||Federal Way||Julian Franco|
|Todd Beamer High School||Federal Way||Julian Franco|
|Washington High School||Parkland||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
|West Auburn High School||Auburn||Cassandra Brazell|
|White River High School||Buckley||Melody Ferguson|
|Woodrow Wilson High School||Tacoma||Tevon Stephens-Brown|
Not sure if you’re eligible for or a recipient of the College Bound Scholarship? Visit www.readysetgrad.org/college/college-bound-scholarship-program or talk to your high school guidance counselor.
To maintain satisfactory academic progress at PLU, students must:
- Maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
- Successfully complete 67%, of the credits for which they registered each semester.
For further details, please read through the PLU Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
You could still qualify for a PLU academic merit scholarship! Typically, students with a 3.5 or higher weighted GPA and average ACT or SAT test scores will receive an academic merit scholarship at PLU, which start at $15,000 per year. AND, you can still use your College Bound Scholarship at PLU, worth up $12,000 per year. Find more information about other scholarship opportunities here.
97% of PLU students qualify for some kind of financial aid and our average 2015-16 financial aid offer was $32,037. Find more information about financial aid here.
Please contact the Office of Admission at 800-274-6758 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions about the 253 PLU Bound Scholarship or applying to PLU.