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.
PLU Provost Transfer Scholarships – $20,000
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
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: Eligible students must complete the Fall 2017 Provost Scholarship Application. Please contact Tyler Sedlacek at 253-538-6150 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
PLU Saugen Business Scholarships for Transfer Students – $20,000
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.
PLU Academic Scholarships – $13,000-$17,000
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.
Artistic Achievement Awards – $1,000-$10,000
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-$10,000 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.
Number: Varies for each department.
Awarding: Varies for each department.
Application: Students must complete a Scholarship Contact Form for each field of interest by the February 13, 2017 deadline. For more information, visit the School of Arts and Communication website.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships – $1,000
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 Merit Awards.
Application: Students must indicate PTK membership on the PLU application for admission. No other application is required.
Yellow Ribbon Scholarship – Full Tuition
Eligibility: Qualified veterans or their dependents. For further information, please visit www.plu.edu/yellowribbon.
Amount: Full tuition
Awarding & Application: Please contact PLU’s Veterans Benefits Coordinator Neshell Henkel Chabot at 253-535-7161 or email@example.com for details on applying.
Rieke Leadership Award – up to $3,500
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, 2017.
PLU Matching Scholarship (PLUMS) – up to $1,000
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, 2017, will be matched.
Application: A PLU Matching Scholarship application must be completed by the student and the awarding church by August 15, 2017.
Confirmation Scholarship – $1,500
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 Confirmation Scholarship Form when the student is confirmed or before the student graduates from high school, whichever is earlier.
Amount: $1,500 per year