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 working towards their first bachelor’s degree (including international transfer students) are considered for PLU Academic Scholarships.
Amount: Awards range in value between $15,000 and $20,000 (renewable for undergraduate study only).
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: $24,000 per year (renewable for undergraduate study only toward a first bachelor’s degree)
Number: Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and need to students in each of the seven PLU academic divisions. 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 April 1 and November 1 for students entering Spring Semester. Provost scholarships will replace all other PLU academic scholarships.
Application: Students entering PLU for spring semester should complete the Spring Provost Scholarship Application. Students applying for a fall semester start should complete the Fall Provost Scholarship Application.
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: $24,000 per year
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 academic scholarships.
Application: Eligible students must complete the Saugen Business Scholarship Application.
Eligibility: Exceptional ability in the fields of art & design, dance, music, and theatre (acting & technical). Students are eligible to apply and audition for awards in multiple fields.
Amount: Starting at $1,000 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.
Application: Students must complete a Scholarship Contact Form for each field of interest. Students must complete applications for scholarships by February 19, 2021. For those interested in early auditions for music and/or theatre, the scholarship application deadline for early auditions is January 15, 2021. For more information, visit the School of Arts and Communication website.
Eligibility: Transfer students who complete a transfer degree from a community college in Washington (AA-DTA & AS-T), Oregon (AAOT), or California (AA-T & AS-T) prior to enrolling at PLU.
*For incoming Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 students only
Amount: The amount awarded for this scholarship will be announced in early 2021.
Awarding: Transfer Degree Scholarships may be awarded in addition to an academic scholarship.
Application: Proof of completed transfer degree must be submitted with final official transcripts.
Eligibility: Transfer students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa at the time of application.
Amount: The amount for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 students will be announced in early 2021.
Number: Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
Awarding: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships may be awarded in addition to an academic scholarship.
Application: Students must indicate PTK membership on the PLU application for admission. No other application is required.
*Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know it may be difficult to visit campus in-person. Our Visit Scholarship will NOT be awarded for Spring or Fall 2021.
Eligibility: Students who have attended an official Admission-sponsored on-campus visit the six months prior to enrolling for a spring semester start, or the year prior (ending on July 1) to enrolling for a fall semester start will automatically be awarded our Visit Scholarship.
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, 2021.
Eligibility: Students who have been confirmed in any ELCA (Evangelical Church of America) congregation. 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.
Eligibility: Students who have been referred by a PLU alumnus through our Alumni Referral Scholarship Form by December 1 for the following Fall Semester start, and October 1 for the following Spring Semester start will receive the scholarship.
Find more information and FAQs on the Alumni Referral Scholarship webpage.
Please note: Students whose parents attended PLU cannot receive the Alumni Referral Scholarship, but will instead be awarded our $1,000 per year Legacy Scholarship. More information can be found on the Alumni Referral Scholarship webpage.
Amount: $1,000 per year
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, 2021, will be matched.
Application: A PLU Matching Scholarship application must be completed by the student and the awarding church by August 15, 2021.
Eligibility: Students who are dependents of PLU alumni (this includes step-parents)
Amount: $1,000 per year
Eligibility: Students who are dependents of clergy, from any religious denomination
Amount: $1,000 per year