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Presidential Scholars

Congratulations 2019 President’s Scholars

You and your peers were selected from over 500 highly qualified applicants.  We commend you for your scholarship, leadership, and school and community service, and look forward to the many contributions you will make to the PLU community.

As a PLU President’s Scholar, you will receive a $26,000 scholarship per year.*

*Please note that any Presidential Scholarship replaces the lower PLU academic scholarship you may have already been awarded.

You also have the opportunity to visit the PLU campus February 22 & 23 to interview for the $31,000 per year Harstad Founder’s Scholarships and the full tuition Regents’ Scholarships. Friday night includes a reception to celebrate your accomplishments, opportunities to meet our academic deans and other campus representatives, and an option to stay overnight on campus with a current student. Interviews for the Harstad Founder’s and Regents’ Scholarships take place on Saturday. Click here to see the current schedule for the weekend.

Below the following list of this year’s President’s Scholars, you’ll find links to programs in which scholars participate, as well as further resources.

We look forward to seeing you at the Presidential Scholarships Weekend.

ScholarHigh SchoolHometownState
Vartan AbramyanSteilacoom High SchoolTacomaWA
Nabil AdemCesar Chavez High SchoolLaveenAZ
Kamryn AdkinsWillapa Valley High SchoolMenloWA
Reine AlbitePope John Paul II High SchoolSheltonWA
Stephanie Aparicio ZambranoFederal Way High SchoolFederal WayWA
Naomi AtnafuValley High SchoolLas VegasNV
Hannah BaerCanyon High SchoolNew BraunfelsTX
Sophie BarkhurstPuyallup High SchoolPuyallupWA
Dylan BarnettGraham Kapowsin High SchoolPuyallupWA
Megan BarnhouseEastwood High SchoolEl PasoTX
Aliyah BarusoDecatur High SchoolFederal WayWA
Athena BauerHome SchoolUniversity PlaceWA
Sophia BehrensPoudre High SchoolWellingtonCO
Chloe BensonClackamas High SchoolHappy ValleyOR
Zach BethelRiverside Christian SchoolYakimaWA
Eden BeyeneFederal Way High SchoolFederal WayWA
Lacey BigelowWestview High SchoolSan DiegoCA
Raegan BowyerTwin Falls High SchoolTwin FallsID
Luke BritschAir Academy High SchoolColorado SpringsCO
Julia BrownRiverdale High SchoolPortlandOR
Olivia BrownfieldYelm High SchoolYelmWA
Haley BuckbeeSoldotna High SchoolSoldotnaAK
Emily BundySequim High SchoolPort AngelesWA
Mary CampbellSaint Joseph High SchoolPaauiloHI
Grace CarsonBainbridge High SchoolBainbridge IsWA
Hannah CastrogiovanniSammamish High SchoolBellevueWA
Capri CavalliSanta Barbara High SchoolCarpinteriaCA
Rebecca CavanaughPhillip & Sala Burton Academic High SchoolSan FranciscoCA
Shaylin CesarJuneau-Douglas High SchoolJuneauAK
Cece ChanNathan Hale High SchoolSeattleWA
Nathan ClaxtonHillsboro High SchoolHillsboroOR
Rano CohenThomas A Edison High SchoolAlexandriaVA
Cailey ColladoOcean View High SchoolHuntington BeachCA
Emma DeFrangLake Stevens High SchoolLake StevensWA
Logan DenenRenaissance High SchoolBoiseID
Emma DickenLiberty High SchoolHillsboroOR
Shayla DollemoreRobert A Long High SchoolLongviewWA
Michelle EvansWest Anchorage High SchoolAnchorageAK
Larson FairbairnFerndale High SchoolFerndaleWA
Patti FongPhillip & Sala Burton Academic High SchoolSan FranciscoCA
Logan FraserFederal Way High SchoolFederal WayWA
Austin FreemanTahoma High SchoolMaple ValleyWA
Justin FreemanTahoma High SchoolMaple ValleyWA
Aaron GarrisonBellarmine Preparatory SchoolTacomaWA
Ashley GoreOrting High SchoolFederal WayWA
Tom GormanHomer High SchoolHomerAK
Charlotte HansonKingston High SchoolKingstonWA
Hannah HarveyThunder Mountain High SchoolJuneauAK
Casandra HebertSouth Kitsap High SchoolPort OrchardWA
Sophie HeinzTahoma High SchoolRentonWA
Nathan HerdeWashington High SchoolTacomaWA
Alyssa HersheyEdmonds-Woodway High SchoolEdmondsWA
Halle HetzlerLeJardin AcademyKailuaHI
Mac HillerSummit County High SchoolDillonCO
Chloe HodgsonPeak to Peak Charter SchoolSuperiorCO
Erin HudsonSedro Woolley High SchoolMount VernonWA
Noah JohnsonCentral High SchoolSaint PaulMN
Ruth JohnsonBillings West High SchoolBillingsMT
Ella JohnsonBozeman High SchoolBozemanMT
Tarekegn KabetoTyee High SchoolSeatacWA
Adeline KasemeierCascade Christian SchoolGrahamWA
Lucas KellerDeer Park High SchoolDeer ParkWA
Mari KramerRoosevelt High SchoolSeattleWA
Maddie LamwersWhite Bear Lake Area High SchoolWhite Bear LakeMN
Katie LanganHenry D Sheldon High SchoolEugeneOR
Natalie LedesmaSaint Agnes AcademyMissouri CityTX
Emily LindrosWestlake High SchoolThousand OaksCA
Rachel LudlowBurlington-Edison High SchoolBurlingtonWA
Megan LynnPuyallup High SchoolPuyallupWA
Isaac Madsen-BibeauConard High SchoolWest HartfordCT
Callum MarksThunder Mountain High SchoolDouglasAK
Julian MarshTualatin High SchoolTualatinOR
Ellie McLoughlinWestview High SchoolPortlandOR
Cassie McMurtreyPeninsula High SchoolGig HarborWA
Bella MeltonCapital High SchoolHelenaMT
Sheridan MooreHome SchoolLynnwoodWA
Catherine MosleySantiago High SchoolCoronaCA
Savannah MyersBallard High SchoolSeattleWA
Ryan NaffAuburn High SchoolAuburnWA
Kelsie NeumannTacoma Science and Math InstituteTacomaWA
Brandon NguyenLakes High SchoolLakewoodWA
Anna NguyenFranklin High SchoolNashvilleTN
Matthew NoesenOlympia High SchoolOlympiaWA
Paige OhmanSouth Kitsap High SchoolPort OrchardWA
Jaeda OliverLakewood High SchoolLakewoodCO
Sigrun PayneNorth Creek High SchoolBothellWA
Chris PennerCapital High SchoolOlympiaWA
Tia PhamCurtis High SchoolUniversity PlaceWA
Rafa PolancoBella Vista High SchoolFair OaksCA
Maya Postigo BaerPaulo FreireCochabamba
Alex ReedInglemoor High SchoolBothellWA
Owen RicheySehome High SchoolBellinghamWA
Bethany RobinsonBoulder Creek High SchoolPhoenixAZ
Monica Roman RuizFederal Way High SchoolFederal WayWA
Henry SamuelsonAstoria High SchoolAstoriaOR
Caroline SandersIngraham High SchoolSeattleWA
Elena SchmidtMeadowdale High SchoolEdmondsWA
Ruba ShahbinCurtis High SchoolUniversity PlaceWA
Tara SheltonHoly Names AcademyBremertonWA
Olivia ShepardSteilacoom High SchoolDupontWA
Tsering SholaCamas High SchoolCamasWA
Rebecca SmithDayton High SchoolDaytonWA
Zach StancikKamiak High SchoolMukilteoWA
Emily StruckPeak to Peak Charter SchoolWestminsterCO
Jenna StuckRoyal High SchoolSimi ValleyCA
Raina Swanson EdisonSammamish High SchoolBellevueWA
Rosario TarabiKennedy Catholic High SchoolCovingtonWA
Luke TatumGig Harbor High SchoolGig HarborWA
Catherine ThompsonWaynesburg Central High SchoolWaynesburgPA
Pippi ThompsonSouth High SchoolDenverCO
Monroe TorkelsonMaine West High SchoolDes PlainesIL
Caroline TranRaisbeck Aviation High SchoolBurienWA
Jordyn TrentLewis & Clark High SchoolSpokaneWA
Haylee WardTimberline High SchoolOlympiaWA
Ting WeiLincoln High SchoolTacomaWA
Kelly WestbergPoway High SchoolPowayCA
Lauren WetzelRenton High SchoolRentonWA
Patrick WilliamsTumwater High SchoolOlympiaWA
Jevan WilskeyBlaine High SchoolBlaineWA
Alison WitwerEmerald Ridge High SchoolPuyallupWA
Jackson WrayWoodrow Wilson High SchoolPortlandOR
Audrey WredeMountain View High SchoolVancouverWA
Drew WrightMeadowdale High SchoolLynnwoodWA
Jessie WrightFaith Lutheran High SchoolLas VegasNV
Aina ZabinskiCentral Kitsap High SchoolBremertonWA
Karen Zamora-ChavezFederal Way High SchoolDes MoinesWA
LeighAnna ZielskeCentral High SchoolSaint PaulMN
Jonathan ZoselTahoma High SchoolRentonWA
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