Presidential Scholarships

Extended Deadline: December 8, 2021

The PLU Presidential Scholarships recognize academic, co-curricular and leadership achievement in the incoming first-year class. The eligibility requirements for this competitive scholarship are a 3.8+ GPA OR 1310+ SAT score OR 28+ ACT score. To be considered for the scholarship, students must submit their PLU application materials by December 5, 2021 and their Presidential Scholarships supplemental application by December 8, 2021 (extended deadline).

Note: We realize that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted school grades AND access to tests. If COVID has impacted your GPA and you have between a 3.75 -3.79 weighted GPA, you are still eligible to apply for the Presidential Scholarships.

PLU is a test optional school for admission and for scholarship eligibility.

Apply now for the Presidential Scholarships

Note: You must first submit a PLU application via the Common Application and set up your PLU student applicant portal in order to start the Presidential Scholarships application.

Questions? Contact your PLU Admission Counselor.

Awards: Over 500 students apply for the President’s Scholarship each year.  For the 2022-23 academic year, 120 President’s Scholars will be selected and awarded $34,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study. All President’s Scholars will then be invited to interview in February for one of ten Harstad Founder’s Scholarship ($40,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study) and one of five Regents’ Scholarship (Full tuition scholarship for four years of undergraduate study).

*Note: Presidential Scholarships awarded will replace any smaller PLU academic merit scholarship you may have previously received.

Applying: If you are eligible, once you have submitted your PLU application via the Common Application (which you must do by December 5), you will receive an email inviting you to apply for the Presidential Scholarships. You will be asked to log-in to your PLU student applicant portal in order to access the scholarship application. Complete the Fall 2022 Presidential Scholarships Application by 11:59pm PST, December 8, 2021 (extended deadline).

Please contact your PLU Admission Counselor with questions.