Office ofFinancial Aid

Regents' Scholarship


Eligibility:
Awarded to freshmen in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, leadership and service. Students that meet the following requirements are encouraged to apply: 3.8+ GPA and/or 1250+ SAT (critical reading and math only) or 28 ACT. All scholarship and admission materials must be submitted by December 6 to be considered. Interview required. Selected students will be asked to campus for an interview. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester).

Amount: Full tuition, renewable for three additional years of undergraduate study, fall and spring semesters only; 3.3 cumulative GPA required for renewal.


Harstad Founder's Scholarship

Eligibility: Same as Regents' Scholarships. All scholarship and admission materials must be submitted by December 6 to be considered for entering freshmen in 2014-2015. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester).

Amount: New Freshmen entering PLU in 2014-15 receive $27,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study, fall and spring semesters only; 3.3 cumulative GPA required for renewal.

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President's Scholarship


Eligibility:
Same as Regents' Scholarships. All scholarship and admission materials must be submitted by December 6 to be considered for entering freshmen in 2014-2015. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester).

Amount:New Freshmen entering PLU in 2014-15 receive $22,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study, fall and spring semesters only; 3.3 cumulative GPA required for renewal.



PLU Academic Scholarships


Eligibility:
Awarded to freshmen and transfer students who have demonstrated strong academic success. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester).

Amount: Varies, awarded for fall and spring semesters only.

Comments or Conditions: No application required. Renewable for up to three years of undergraduate study, fall and spring semesters only. Includes: Provost Scholarship, Dean's Scholarship, Faculty Excellence Scholarship, Academic Achievement Scholarship, Academic Merit Scholarship. 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for renewal.


Faculty Merit Award

Eligibility: Continuing PLU students who are nominated by faculty within their academic major based on outstanding academic performance. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester).

Amount: Varies, awarded for fall and spring semesters only.

Comments or Conditions:  Nominations are made in the spring for the next academic year.  Non-renewable unless student is re-nominated.


  
National Merit Scholarship


Eligibility: National Merit finalist, as determined by results of the PSAT-NMSQT (preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) competition.

Amount: Winners of a PLU-sponsored National Merit Scholarship will receive scholarship and grant assistance (from all sources) that ranges from one-half to full tuition per year and is renewable for up to three additional years of undergraduate study.

Comments or Conditions: Finalists must list PLU as their first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.



Washington Scholar's Award


Eligibility:
Washington State Scholar

Amount: Varies subject to state legislative adjustment.

Comments or Conditions: Renewable for three years if a 3.30 GPA is maintained. The Washington Scholar's Program honors three graduating high school seniors from each legislative district every year. Subject to funding by WA state legislature.



Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship


Eligibility: All transfer students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa at the time of application.

Amount: $1,000 - $2,500 per year (renewable for undergraduate study only)

Number: Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester), awarded for fall and spring semesters only.

Awarding: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships may be awarded in addition to an Academic Merit Awards described below.  PTK scholarships may not be added to Provost’s Scholarships.

Application: Students must indicate PTK membership on the PLU application for admission. No other application is required.



Artistic Achievement Award


Eligibility:
Exceptional ability in the fields of art, dance, theatre, forensics, and music. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester).

Amount: Varies, awarded for fall and spring semesters only.

Comments or Conditions: Awarded by faculty recommendation. Renewable on the basis of faculty recommendation and participation. Artistic Achievement awards are the first dollars awrded toward meeting the university's commitment in funding the scholarship range outlined in the letter of acceptance sent to entering students.  You must contact the department representative directly for application and audition requirements.

Art: J.P. Avila, 253-535-7578 or Spencer Ebbinga, 253-535-7576
Dance: Maureen McGill, 253-535-7359
Music: Nita Muir, 253-535-7603
Speech and Debate: Melissa Franke, 253-535-8175
Theatre: Jeff Clapp, 253-535-7708



Rieke Leadership Award


Eligibility:
Students with a 3.00+ GPA and demonstrated leadership or active involvement in a multi-ethnic context. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester).

Amount: Up to $2,000 per year, awarded for fall and spring semesters only.

Comments or Conditions: Requires application; deadline March 1. Applications available through the Diversity Center or thewashboard.org. Requires reapplication to be renewed each year.



Army ROTC Scholarship


Eligibility:
Full-time undergraduates.

Amount: Up to full tuition, on campus room/meals.

Comments or Conditions: Must file FAFSA for on campus living costs to be covered. Call PLU's ROTC office for further information, 253-535-8740.