Financial Aid & Scholarships

The PLU School of Business has many scholarship and financial aid awards available. Please select from which type you’d like to view, and use the menu to jump between the options.

Build Your Career Scholarship

Amount: $9,000

Eligibility: Any applicants who apply for admission to Master of Science in Marketing Analytics by March 31, 2023 to start the program in Fall 2023.

Terms of the Award: The award will be distributed over the course of the degree program, based on the number of credits registered for each term.

The Dean’s Excellence Graduate Scholarship

Application deadline:  Priority deadline is July 1, 2022.

Students who qualify for the “Build Your Career” scholarship are not eligible to apply for this award.

Criteria: Applicants to a PLU School of Business graduate program with high academic standards, and who have demonstrated a purposeful life of achievement, inquiry, integrity, leadership and service may apply for this scholarship. Specifically, the applicant must:

  • Have submitted a complete application for admission to the PLU MSMA program
  • Have a minimum average GPA in all previous college or university coursework of 3.0
  • Demonstrate evidence of living a purposeful life of achievement, inquiry, integrity, leadership and service to the community

Terms of the award: The Dean’s Excellence Graduate Scholarship is divided into two equal allocations for the fall and spring semesters. The fall portion is dispersed automatically. In order to receive the spring portion the student must:

  • Enroll full-time
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Murray-Danielson Management Award Scholarship

The Murray-Danielson Management Award Scholarship was established and funded by Kenneth P. Murray, who received a BA and MBA or MSMA from Pacific Lutheran University, and Sherman Danielson who graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BA.

Award amount: $3,130

Application deadline: Scholarship has been awarded for 2022-2023

Number of awards: One


  • United States citizen
  • Full-time (8 credit per semester) Graduate student
  • 3.00 minimum GPA (Junior/Senior) or 3.33 minimum GPA (Graduate)
  • Leadership skills

(The program will add the link when application is open)

PLU Business Network Scholarship

This highly competitive scholarship, sponsored by the PLU Business Network, is open to graduate business students who display high academic standards and leadership within the School of Business. Selected candidates will be interviewed by the PLU Business Network Board of Directors.

Award Amount: $1,694

Application Deadline: Scholarship has been awarded for 2022-2023


  • Full-time -8 credits per semester in the MBA or MSMA/12 credits per semester in the BBA
  • 3.00 minimum GPA
  • Leadership, Communication and Time Management Skills

(The program will add the link when application is open)

The PLU Alumni Grant

The PLU Grant provides a 10 percent discount on tuition for PLU graduates who enroll in a PLU master’s level degree or approved master’s level certificate program. Restrictions apply to those students who are also PLU employees. The discount begins immediately upon admission.