Transfer Scholarship Opportunities
PLU has a long-standing tradition of welcoming transfer students to campus. Additionally the University recognizes the academic accomplishments of transfer students working toward their first bachelor’s degree with a number of merit scholarships. Please see the following scholarship programs and consider applying today.
Eligibility: All full-time transfer applicants are considered for PLU Academic Scholarships.
Amount: Awards range in value between $13,000 and $17,000 (renewable for undergraduate study only).
Number: All full-time transfer applicants are considered for PLU Academic Scholarships.
Awarding: Students are notified of their PLU Academic Scholarships via the Financial Aid package.
Application: Students must complete the PLU application for admission. No other application is required.
Eligibility: All full-time transfer applicants (including international students) working toward their first bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.5 cumulative college-level transferable GPA. Please note: you must first apply for general admission to PLU to be considered for the Provost Transfer Scholarship.
Amount: $20,000 per year (renewable for undergraduate study only toward a first bachelor’s degree)
Number: 50 scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and need. Scholarships will be awarded to students in each of the seven academic divisions at PLU. Academic divisions include Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Business, Education and Kinesiology, Fine Arts and Communications, and Nursing.
Awarding: Deadline for students entering Fall Semester is March 1 and November 1 for students entering Spring Semester. Provost scholarships will replace all other PLU merit based aid.
Application: Students entering PLU for fall semester should complete the Fall 2019 Provost Scholarship Application. Please contact Brandon Bruan at 253-535-8724 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Eligibility: Transfer applicants intending to major in Business with a minimum 3.3 cumulative college-level transferable GPA and progress toward a Direct Transfer Associates (DTA) degree to be completed before enrolling at PLU.
Amount: $20,000 per year *for those students enrolled in PLU’s Evening BBA program, the Saugen Scholarship will be pro-rated on the basis of cohort tuition rates
Number: 5 scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
Awarding: Deadline for students entering fall semester is April 1. Saugen Business Scholarships will replace all other PLU merit based aid.
Eligibility: Students must be College Bound Scholarship eligible, and have a 3.4 or higher weighted cumulative college-level GPA. Visit plu.edu/transfer/253 for further details.
Amount: Full tuition, from a combination of PLU, federal, state, and College Bound scholarship and grant.
Awarding: If the student fulfills all eligibility requirements, the 253 PLU Bound Scholarship is guaranteed. The scholarship is renewable for as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress while at PLU and remains College Bound eligible or graduates from PLU, whichever comes first .
Application: Students must complete the PLU application, note College Bound Scholarship eligibility, and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).
Eligibility: Exceptional ability in the fields of art & design, dance, forensics (speech & debate), music, and theatre (acting & technical). Students are eligible to apply and audition for awards in multiple fields.
Amount: $1,000-$7,500 per year, renewable for up to an additional three years of undergraduate study. These awards will be in addition to any merit scholarships students receive.
Number: Varies for each department.
Awarding: Varies for each department.
Application: Students must complete a Scholarship Contact Form for each field of interest. Students must complete applications for scholarships by February 15, 2019. For those interested in early auditions for music and/or theatre, the scholarship application deadline for early auditions is January 4, 2019. For more information, visit the School of Arts and Communication website.
Eligibility: All transfer students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa at the time of application.
Amount: $1,000 per year renewable for undergraduate study only (stackable with all merit scholarships except Provost & Saugen scholarships).
Number: Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
Awarding: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships may be awarded in addition to an Academic Awards.
Application: Students must indicate PTK membership on the PLU application for admission. No other application is required.
Eligibility: Students of any ethnic background who demonstrate interest and leadership in promoting racial and ethnic diversity, and social justice.
Amount: Up to $3500 per year, renewable for up to an additional three years of undergraduate study.
Awarding: Recipients will be awarded and notified by PLU’s Diversity Center.
Application: Students must complete a Rieke Scholarship application, which can be found on the PLU Diversity Center website, by March 1, 2019.
Eligibility: Students receiving scholarships of $100 or more from any church congregation.
Amount: PLU matches a church scholarship, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 per year.
Number: Dependent upon number of applicants.
Awarding: PLUMS is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Only funds received by October 1, 2019, will be matched.
Application: A PLU Matching Scholarship application must be completed by the student and the awarding church by August 15, 2019.
Eligibility: Students who have been confirmed in an ELCA Region 1 congregation. Region 1 consists of consists of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. Students and the pastor from their congregation must also complete and submit the online Confirmation Scholarship Form.
If you prefer to print and complete a paper copy of the form, you can find it here.
Amount: $1,500 per year.