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Congratulations 2017 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 merit scholarship per year.*

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

You also have the opportunity to visit the PLU campus February 24 & 25 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.

An important note about your RSVP: If you are planning on attending both Friday’s and Saturday’s events, you must register separately for each day.

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.

NameHigh SchoolHometownState
Isaac Appleby-HallKentridge High SchoolRentonWA
Justus ArthurSaint Louis SchoolKailuaHI
Benaiah AxlundBellingham High SchoolBellinghamWA
Rachel BarthFairfield High SchoolHamiltonOH
Calysta Julianne BauerHome SchoolUniversity PlaceWA
Rachel BergBellevue Christian SchoolBellevueWA
Anthony BeyerBlanchet High SchoolMount AngelOR
Grace BlairBellarmine Preparatory SchoolOlympiaWA
Peter BomannHighline CHOICE AcademyDes MoinesWA
Zoe BrillSilverado High SchoolLas VegasNV
Mason BrownWoodburn Arts & Communications AcademyWoodburnOR
Rachel BrownNewbury Park High SchoolNewbury ParkCA
Valerie Rose BumanglagWaipahu High SchoolWaipahuHI
Layne BurdetteWayzata High SchoolMinneapolisMN
Scarlet ByronInterlake High SchoolBellevueWA
Diana CarneyClover Park High SchoolLakewoodWA
Christiaan ChandlerGreen Valley High SchoolHendersonNV
Rose ClickLos Alamos High SchoolLos AlamosNM
Claire ColombiniBellarmine Preparatory SchoolTacomaWA
Kaitlyn CondonEastlake High SchoolRedmondWA
Zack ConnerChaparral High SchoolFranktownCO
August CorppettsGonzaga Preparatory SchoolSpokaneWA
Morgan CraigBillings West High SchoolBillingsMT
Allison CurtisGlacier Peak High SchoolSnohomishWA
Mia CywinskiWestside Christian High SchoolLake OswegoOR
Abigail DominguianoCentral Kitsap High SchoolBremertonWA
Cloe EasterLakes High SchoolLakewoodWA
Kyle FagerLewis & Clark High SchoolSpokaneWA
Declan FosterAlamogordo High SchoolAlamogordoNM
Michaela FrohnenSaint Wendelin High SchoolFostoriaOH
Bennett FrohockStillwater High SchoolStillwaterOK
Talia GaulkeWhite River High SchoolBuckleyWA
Mikayla Gingrey-OsborneCurtis High SchoolUniversity PlaceWA
Bayley GochanourSouth Whidbey High SchoolClintonWA
Kameron GoetzAlmira-Coulee-Hartline High SchoolCoulee CityWA
Jenna GordonGig Harbor High SchoolFox IslandWA
Lauren GrafVillanova Preparatory SchoolCarpinteriaCA
Claire GreenCamas High SchoolCamasWA
Kira HamiltonRobert Service High SchoolAnchorageAK
Marie HashitaniValley High SchoolLas VegasNV
Heather HaugenBonney Lake High SchoolBonney LakeWA
Hannah HawthorneCentury High SchoolBeavertonOR
Madison HayesClover Park High SchoolMcChord AFBWA
Taylor HeidemaCanby High SchoolCanbyOR
Alex HeldrichOrting High SchoolOrtingWA
Nayeli HernandezFoss High SchoolTacomaWA
Mackenzie HerringChaska High SchoolChaskaMN
Dana HiettSweet Home High SchoolSweet HomeOR
Claire HillierNewport High SchoolBellevueWA
Kyle HippePalmer Ridge High SchoolMonumentCO
Kara HokenstadEmerald Ridge High SchoolPuyallupWA
Greyson HoyeLiberty University Online AcademyUniversity PlaceWA
Jo Sean IgnacoPuyallup High SchoolPuyallupWA
Brandon IshiseDecatur High SchoolFederal WayWA
Hannah JeffriesCentralia High SchoolChehalisWA
Sophia JenkinsonOlympia High SchoolTumwaterWA
Alexander JohnsonCapital High SchoolOlympiaWA
Alexander JohnsonCentral Kitsap High SchoolSilverdaleWA
Grayson JonesCascade Christian SchoolGrahamWA
Jordan JuranChatfield Senior High SchoolLittletonCO
Duncan KassCleveland High SchoolPortlandOR
Caleb KierumEmerald Ridge High SchoolPuyallupWA
Morgan KinailukKettle Falls High SchoolKettle FallsWA
Claudia KrumpachCurtis High SchoolUniversity PlaceWA
Rayna LaFave-ClarkCascade High SchoolEverettWA
Madelyn LanderfeltDouglas High SchoolMindenNV
Soo Yong LeeRogers High SchoolPuyallupWA
Brandon LehtoRidgefield High SchoolRidgefieldWA
Grace Lin-CereghinoSaint Mary's High SchoolStocktonCA
Ruby LindgrenThe Met Sacramento High SchoolSacramentoCA
Raven LirioOlympia High SchoolOlympiaWA
Autumn LittleCastle Rock High SchoolCastle RockWA
Jolie LoweHillsboro High SchoolHillsboroOR
Carli LugoDel Norte High SchoolSan DiegoCA
Avery MadrilPendleton High SchoolPendletonOR
Jack MahrChanhassen High SchoolChanhassenMN
Morgan MankinWest Linn High SchoolWest LinnOR
Haley MarcoNatomas Pacific Pathways Prep Charter High SchoolSacramentoCA
Hailey MarshCurtis High SchoolUniversity PlaceWA
Gabrielle MaxwellXavier College Preparatory SchoolPhoenixAZ
Ian McKinleyGraham Kapowsin High SchoolGrahamWA
Haley MichaelsFolsom High SchoolFolsomCA
Alyssa MillerValley Catholic High SchoolPortlandOR
Anna MoritzSaint Charles High SchoolSaint CharlesIL
Keiley MunstermanWest Valley High SchoolYakimaWA
Amanda NeeKentridge High SchoolRentonWA
Jonah NelsonWashington High SchoolSioux FallsSD
Kyrie NewbyCentaurus High SchoolLafayetteCO
Anna Norman-WiknerCity High SchoolIowa CityIA
Liam O'KaneSt. Augustine AcademyVenturaCA
David PaineSouth High SchoolTorranceCA
Jessica ParGlobal Connections High SchoolKentWA
Jeran ParisCurtis High SchoolUniversity PlaceWA
Grayson PeetPort Angeles High SchoolPort AngelesWA
Sarah PembertonCascade Christian SchoolPuyallupWA
Lydia PeplinskiOak Harbor High SchoolOak HarborWA
Alberto Quiroz-GuzmanFederal Way High SchoolFederal WayWA
Nora RichesWilson High SchoolTacomaWA
Marie RodriguesGraham Kapowsin High SchoolGrahamWA
Alexis SavaryLife Christian AcademyTacomaWA
Cherish ScheidhauerMcKinney High SchoolMcKinneyTX
Katy SchermerhornLewis & Clark High SchoolSpokaneWA
Eleanor SchnorrForest Grove High SchoolForest GroveOR
Rebecca SchulzSummit High SchoolBendOR
Serena SheehanRogers High SchoolPuyallupWA
Nick SherwinGig Harbor High SchoolGig HarborWA
Tatum ShoreOaks Christian High SchoolNewbury ParkCA
Natalie SimekHenry M Jackson High SchoolEverettWA
Kara SkokanJesuit High SchoolPortlandOR
Brianna SmithInglemoor High SchoolBrierWA
Kyra SoaresNotre Dame High SchoolSan JoseCA
Brady StinsonVashon Island High SchoolVashonWA
Katherine SweborgBethel High SchoolSpanawayWA
Kenisha TabbBethel High SchoolSpanawayWA
Frances Nicole TabiosSacred Hearts AcademyAieaHI
Molly TaylorMountlake Terrace High SchoolEdmondsWA
Adam TeskePalmer Ridge High SchoolMonumentCO
Abigail TetzlaffHenry Sibley High SchoolSain PaulMN
Nicole TetzlaffHenry Sibley High SchoolSaint PaulMN
Lea TonnerreSentinel High SchoolMissoulaMT
Ammara TouchKentridge High SchoolKentWA
Ileana ValdezSchool for the Talented and GiftedRed OakTX
Kelly WichmannManhattan High SchoolManhattanKS
Andrew WiebersShadle Park High SchoolSpokaneWA
Alex WilliamsPeninsula High SchoolGig HarborWA
Daria WonderlickValley Catholic High SchoolPortlandOR
Marlee YoungKings High SchoolWoodwayWA
International Honors Program

IHON is for students who have an interest in pursuing an honors program with a focus on contemporary global issues through a multidisciplinary lens. IHON fits any major, and offers an option to study away at Oxford. Apply by February 15.


There are over forty different majors and fifty minors to choose from at PLU, in the Divisions of Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, and Schools of Arts and Communication, Business, Education and Kinesiology, and Nursing, as well as Interdisciplinary Programs.

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