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Congratulations 2018 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 23 & 24 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
Rahel AmbachewMount Rainier High SchoolSeatacWA
Kai AmrinePeninsula High SchoolGig HarborWA
Pia AndradeSumner High SchoolBonney LakeWA
Elijah AosvedBlaine High SchoolBlaineWA
Yailine Barajas LopezFederal Way High SchoolFederal WayWA
Audrey BarberHelena High SchoolHelenaMT
Ian BenedictMount Rainier High SchoolBurienWA
Jesse BevanFairview High SchoolBoulderCO
Todd BloomFerris High SchoolSpokaneWA
Chase BoldingJ R Arnold High SchoolPanama City BeachFL
Grace BourdonGarnet Valley High SchoolGarnet ValleyPA
Emily BrooksHome SchoolRedmondWA
Anna BurschEnumclaw High SchoolEnumclawWA
Sarah Calvin-StupfelWest Salem High SchoolSalemOR
Avery CarlsonIngraham High SchoolSeattleWA
Hailey ChamberlainSumner High SchoolPuyallupWA
Nicole ChiangpraditRoosevelt High SchoolSeattleWA
Jasmin ChoeFederal Way High SchoolTacomaWA
Olivia ChongFederal Way High SchoolFederal WayWA
Dana CondonPalm Desert High SchoolPalm DesertCA
Carmen ConnollyMonarch High SchoolBrightonCO
John CossKetchikan High SchoolWard CoveAK
Laurel DernbachFranklin Road AcademyBrentwoodTN
Maddi DeverEmerald Ridge High SchoolPuyallupWA
JJ DeVoePine Creek High SchoolColorado SpringsCO
Ellie DieringerMeridian High SchoolGeorgetownTX
Erica DillardThomas Jefferson High SchoolAuburnWA
Maddy DunemanBillings Senior High SchoolBillingsMT
Baylee EasterdayChiawana High SchoolPascoWA
Kristen EdwardsAberdeen High SchoolAberdeenWA
Oscar Edwards-HughesOrono High SchoolMaple PlainMN
Natalia EignerNiwot High SchoolNiwotCO
Miriam ElfahdiEast High SchoolDenverCO
Brian ElyWest Valley High SchoolNorth PoleAK
Delaney EnnisSaint George's SchoolSpokaneWA
Adam ErieMount Vernon High SchoolMount VernonWA
Nick EtzellCoupeville High SchoolGreenbankWA
Alyssa Ewing-TungulUnalaska High SchoolUnalaskaAK
Michael FinchStadium High SchoolTacomaWA
Isa FuentealbaBorah High SchoolKunaID
Celia GaleWenatchee High SchoolWenatcheeWA
Susannah GallupCanyon Crest AcademySan DiegoCA
Bethlehem GebeyehuValley High SchoolLas VegasNV
Kari GoodrichNewport High SchoolNewportWA
Samantha GorrellFranklin Pierce High SchoolPuyallupWA
Mack GregoryLeroy Greene AcademySacramentoCA
Jessica GrossmanHarrison Prepatory SchoolSpanawayWA
Joana HadzhilazovaAlbuquerque AcademyAlbuquerqueNM
Maggie HowsdenWinlock High SchoolWinlockWA
Cassandra HuntCentral Kitsap High SchoolSilverdaleWA
Jackson HwangHenry Foss High SchoolTacomaWA
Rae HyraNorth Kitsap High SchoolPoulsboWA
Dayne IversonChiawana High SchoolPascoWA
Emily JeffersonMeridian World SchoolRound RockTX
Clair JohnsonSherwood High SchoolSherwoodOR
Sahara JonesVancouver School of Arts and AcademicsVancouverWA
Andrew KimCurtis High SchoolUniversity PlaceWA
Isabelle KohlerKigali International Community SchoolGig HarborWA
Trevor KytolaWalla Walla High SchoolWalla WallaWA
Nathaniel LackeyKentlake High SchoolCovingtonWA
Harper LagaresConcordia International SchoolShanghai
Kathy LeFoss High SchoolTacomaWA
Molly LewisCentury High SchoolRochesterMN
Jacqueline LindstromSouth Kingstown High SchoolWakefieldRI
Bethany LizamaRogers High SchoolPuyallupWA
Lauren LugosNotre Dame High SchoolSunnyvaleCA
Isaac McDonaldPuyallup High SchoolPuyallupWA
McKenzie MeyerCoupeville High SchoolCoupevilleWA
Kiah MillerColfax High SchoolColfaxWA
Eric MinnerathSartell High SchoolSartellMN
Chloe MitchellWhite River High SchoolBuckleyWA
Lauren MossmanHarborside AcademyPleasant PrairieWI
Rayan MousaWilson High SchoolTacomaWA
Madison NagelBoise High SchoolBoiseID
Julian NakhlaShelton High SchoolSheltonWA
Bridget NalamUnalaska High SchoolDutch HarborAK
Nate NessEverett High SchoolEverettWA
Andoni OdencrantzBishop Kelly High SchoolBoiseID
Cole OlafsonRogers High SchoolPuyallupWA
Miguel OrdanezValley High SchoolLas VegasNV
Lily PanettaCleveland High SchoolPortlandOR
Eloise Parish MuellerSouth Eugene High SchoolEugeneOR
Andreas PhillipsWashington High SchoolTacomaWA
Savannah PrattLake Stevens High SchoolMarysvilleWA
Allison PrestbyJefferson High SchoolAlexandriaMN
Nicole QueryGraham Kapowsin High SchoolSpanawayWA
Sabrina ReisLasalle Catholic College PreparatoryHappy ValleyOR
Megan Rideout RedekerBainbridge High SchoolBainbridge IslandWA
Evan RinglerFoothill High SchoolHendersonNV
Isabelle RockstadMoorhead High SchoolMoorheadMN
Tyler RodshagenWoodinville High SchoolRedmondWA
Delaney RoybalGeorge Washington Carver School of Arts & ScienceSacramentoCA
Dylan RuggeriMartin County High SchoolPalm CityFL
Meriwether Schroeer-SmithHelena High SchoolHelenaMT
Ryan ShaneNorth Kitsap High SchoolBremertonWA
Jillian ShelverHoly Names AcademySeattleWA
Molly ShieldsJesuit High SchoolPortlandOR
Vivian ShinallBenilde-St Margaret's SchoolMinneapolisMN
Ellie ShoopShorewood High SchoolShorelineWA
Emma SihlerHelena High SchoolHelenaMT
Micah SimpsonUniversity High SchoolVeradaleWA
Tierra SmithsonSpanish Springs High SchoolSparksNV
Slater SorensenRogers High SchoolLakewoodWA
Briana StamperHome SchoolCovingtonWA
Spencer StinsonWhite River High SchoolBonney LakeWA
Kayla StuckenbergCorona Del Mar High SchoolNewport BeachCA
Jaylynne Ann SubiaWaipahu High SchoolWaipahuHI
Sam Swenson-ReinholdWT Woodson High SchoolAnnandaleVA
Tina ThaiFoster High SchoolSeattleWA
Matthew TriplettJuanita High SchoolKirklandWA
Jessica Ullom-MinnichMoundridge High SchoolMoundridgeKS
Elian ValenciaHighline High SchoolBurienWA
Andrew VarvaraDel Norte High SchoolSan DiegoCA
Matthew WaldCurtis High SchoolUniversity PlaceWA
Jake WallinBerkeley High SchoolBerkeleyCA
Emma WaltherLindbergh High SchoolRentonWA
Haley WelliverHoly Names AcademySeattleWA
Paloma WhitworthBillings High SchoolBillingsMT
Sophia WhitworthBillings High SchoolBillingsMT
Brice WilbanksSouth Anchorage High SchoolAnchorageAK
Ethan WilkettBlaine High SchoolBlaineWA
Stephen WiseDutch Fork High SchoolChapinSC
Cameron WongLiberty High SchoolRentonWA
Cassie WoodworthKamiak High SchoolMukilteoWA
Shalom WundimuValley High SchoolLas VegasNV
David YunLakes High SchoolLakewoodWA
Cristyan ZepedaProsser High SchoolProsserWA
Reece ZurfluhBellarmine Preparatory SchoolUniversity PlaceWA
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