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Student Success Challenge

Student success is at the heart of all we do at PLU. In spring 2018, we challenged you to show us which area of student success matters most to you by making a gift to: student scholarships, wellbeing and recreation, classrooms and teaching spaces, or student learning and faculty development.

Of the four success areas, the one with the most donors by May 31 — Student Scholarships — received an additional $100,000 from the Board of Regents.

Although the challenge is completed, you can still give to these success areas today to champion student success! 

Student Success Challenge Results

The student success area with the most donors on May 31, 2018 — Student Scholarships — received an additional $100,000 from the Board of Regents.

Student Scholarships

158 Donors

Student Wellbeing

20 Donors

Student Classrooms

19 Donors

Student Learning

26 Donors
Student Scholarships

Support scholarships, which make a PLU education accessible to the greatest number of students possible – including first-generation students, emergency funds for students in need, and helping reduce student debt upon graduation.

Student Wellbeing

Support student wellness, recreation and athletic experiences – all of which contribute to student wellbeing, which plays a significant role in students’ abilities to thrive, discover their vocation and earn a degree.

Student Classrooms

Support our talented students and inspiring teachers with state-of-the-art equipment and spaces that encourage learning, innovative thinking and idea sharing to position students for success.

Student Learning

Support student learning within and beyond the conventional classroom, and bolster faculty development, fostering innovative teaching techniques and providing opportunities for students to gain real-world experience.

Challenge Details

All new donations tied to the Student Success Challenge that are made or postmarked by May 31, 2018, will be counted toward the donor total. If you would like your donation to go to a particular department or specific scholarship, you can still do so and you will be counted toward the total number of donors in the area most relevant to your donation. For each donor household, only up to one donation per success area will be counted during the challenge. Donations divided among multiple success areas will count toward the donor total for each success area.


For questions about the Student Success Challenge, please email plufund@plu.edu or call 253-535-7447.