Arts Scholarships

The College of Professional Studies offers several Artistic Achievement Awards to talented, incoming students (new and transferring). Artistic Achievement Awards and limited endowed scholarships are offered in renewable amounts ranging up to $7,500 per year and are in addition to academic merit awards. Awards are renewable for up to three additional years, and are available to students in Dance, Music, Studio Arts, Media & Design, and Theatre.

Students are eligible to apply for awards in multiple areas. To be considered for an Artistic Achievement Award, students must complete both an admission application to PLU as well as a scholarship application form.

College of Professional Studies Artistic Achievement Award applications for the 2023-24 academic year are open as of October 15, 2022. Applicants will submit their materials via the third-party website Acceptd. Auditions and interviews will be on campus unless the student is unable to travel, in which case they can upload their materials into an online portal.

Important dates:

  • Friday, January 13, 2023: Application Deadline for a January audition (Music & Theatre)
  • Saturday, January 21, 2023: January Audition Day (Music & Theatre)
  • Thursday, February 16, 2023: Application Deadline for a February audition (all areas) or auditions submitted by recording (Music only)
  • Friday, February 24 – Saturday, February 25, 2023: February Audition Days (Music; Theatre; Dance; Studio Art, Media & Design). These coincide with Presidential Scholarship interviews.