Scholarships and Fellowships

Most of the scholarships and fellowships listed on this page are for opportunities after graduation. To find information on funding sources to help with the cost of studying away while enrolled at PLU, visit the Study Away Scholarship page.

There are many national and international grants and awards for undergraduates and recent alumni to support and further their education. Typically these are external scholarships and fellowships funded by governments and private foundations.

Some awards support students during their undergraduate study; others are for 1-2 years of teaching, study, or internships after graduation. Examples of these programs include Udall Scholarship (for sophomores and juniors) and the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (for seniors/alums). Employers and graduate schools recognize these scholarships and fellowships as unique leadership, networking and skill building opportunities.

Scholarships and Fellowships will assist you in identifying the programs that fit your academic program of study and career aspirations, and for which you would be a viable candidate. Along with your faculty advisors, the Scholarships and Fellowships coordinator will guide and assist you through the application process. Some programs require the University to endorse a student’s application. For these programs, an institutional pre-screening (including an earlier deadline and/or on-campus interview) is required. The University is sometimes limited in the number of applications it can endorse.

A description of scholarships and fellowships available to PLU students and alumni is available online.

The Office of Student Financial Services coordinates most of the University’s internal grants and awards. These include merit and need-based awards.

Financial support for study away is also available through PLU and external sources. Contact the Wang Center ( for information.

Specific internal and external scholarship opportunities are available for School of Nursing students. Contact the School of Nursing ( for more information.

Contact PLU’s Office of Alumni and Student Connections ( for information about short-term post-graduate service or work opportunities (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Lutheran Volunteer Corps).


PLU timeline for applying to the 25-26 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Process starts in April 2024!

Timeline & Information for PLU Applicants

Dr. Bridget Yaden
Fellowship Advisor