We acknowledge all congregations within Region 1 of the ELCA as the University’s partner, committed to a high level of support and partnership with PLU. Some of the ways congregations can grow their partnership with PLU are:

  • If you haven’t already, identify an individual in your congregation who will serve as a PLU Contact. A PLU Contact is someone who will serve as the link between the university and his/her own congregation and raise awareness about PLU activities.  See the PLU Contact page for more information.
  • Attend PLU activities! The university has so much to offer through lectures, conferences, theater productions, musical performances, and athletic events.
  • Utilize PLU faculty in your adult education programming.
  • Be a frequent visitor of PLU’s website. For example, find out what is happening with Lutheran Studies at PLU by visiting www.plu.edu/lutheran-studies.
  • Annually provide to the Office of Admission completed confirmation scholarship forms from students in your congregation’s confirmation class.
Confirmand Scholarship

PLU has awarded nearly one million dollars in confirmation scholarships, and we are pleased to announce the $1,500 Lutheran confirmation scholarship will remain in effect. Any confirmed Lutheran student from a ELCA Region 1 congregation (in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, or Montana) is eligible to receive this renewable annual scholarship for up to four years.

The scholarship is retroactive to include any students who are confirmed members of your ELCA Region 1 congregation and does not need to be awarded at the time of their Affirmation of Baptism Service. The confirmation scholarship form must be submitted before the student graduates from high school. The form can be found in the Documents and Forms tab to the left.