Scholarships and grants are gift aid that go directly onto your PLU student account. Unlike loans, you don’t have to pay these funds back. Outside scholarships from non-PLU sources are added to your account, and depending on your financial aid package, your need-based financial aid MAY be reduced by a like amount (beginning with work study and student loans) per federal regulations.
PLU endowed scholarships may be used to replace some or all of your other PLU funded awards (like Q-Club and Academic Scholarships), dollar for dollar. Eligibility for all PLU funded scholarships and grants require full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester).
What types of ``Gift Aid`` are there?
1: What are Merit-Based Awards?
Merit-Based Awards are scholarships awarded to recognize academic or artistic achievement and leadership. These awards are not based on financial need. As an NCAA DIII school, PLU does not take into consideration athletic participation, performance or leadership in the awarding of any of its scholarships. Students at PLU have had a successful history of being selected for national scholarships and fellowships. For a list of these awards go to Scholarships and Fellowships on the Office of the Provost website.
Eligibility: Awarded to freshmen in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, leadership and service. Students that meet the following requirements are encouraged to apply: 3.8+ GPA and/or 1250+ SAT (critical reading and math only) or 28 ACT. All scholarship and admission materials must be submitted by December 1 to be considered. Interview required. Selected students will be asked to campus for an interview. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester). Five Regents’ Scholars are selected from the 125 President’s Scholars after an on-campus competitive faculty interview process. Please Note: The Regent’s Scholarship will replace the previously awarded President’s Scholarship.
Amount: Full tuition, renewable for three additional years of undergraduate study, fall and spring semesters only; 3.3 cumulative GPA required for renewal.
Eligibility: Same as Regents’ Scholarships. All scholarship and admission materials must be submitted by December 6 to be considered for entering freshmen in 2019-2020. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester). Please Note: The Harstad Founder’s Scholarship will replace the previously awarded President’s Scholarship.
Amount: New Freshmen entering PLU in 2019-20 receive $31,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study, fall and spring semesters only; 3.3 cumulative GPA required for renewal.
Eligibility: Same as Regents’ Scholarships. All scholarship and admission materials must be submitted by December 6 to be considered for entering freshmen in 2019-2020. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester).
Amount: New Freshmen entering PLU in 2018-19 receive $26,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study, fall and spring semesters only; 3.3 cumulative GPA required for renewal.
Eligibility: Awarded to freshmen and transfer students who have demonstrated strong academic success. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester).
Amount: Varies, awarded for fall and spring semesters only.
Comments or Conditions: No application required. Renewable for up to three years of undergraduate study, fall and spring semesters only. Incorporates scholarships previously named Provost Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Faculty Excellence Scholarship, Academic Achievement Scholarship, Academic Merit Scholarship. 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for renewal.
Eligibility: Continuing PLU students who are nominated by faculty within their academic major based on outstanding academic performance. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester).
Amount: Varies, awarded for fall and spring semesters only.
Comments or Conditions: Nominations are made in the spring for the next academic year. Non-renewable unless student is re-nominated.
Eligibility: National Merit finalist, as determined by results of the PSAT-NMSQT (preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) competition.
Amount: Winners of a PLU-sponsored National Merit Scholarship will receive scholarship and grant assistance (from all sources) that ranges from one-half to full tuition per year and is renewable for up to three additional years of undergraduate study.
Comments or Conditions: Finalists must list PLU as their first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Eligibility: All transfer students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa at the time of application.
Amount: $1,000 – $2,500 per year (renewable for undergraduate study only)
Number: Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester), awarded for fall and spring semesters only.
Awarding: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships may be awarded in addition to an Academic Merit Awards described below. PTK scholarships may not be added to Provost’s Scholarships.
Application: Students must indicate PTK membership on the PLU application for admission. No other application is required.
Eligibility: Students with a 3.00+ GPA and demonstrated leadership or active involvement in a multi-ethnic context. Requires full-time enrollment (12-17 credits per semester).
Amount: Up to $2,000 per year, awarded for fall and spring semesters only.
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduates.
Amount: Up to full tuition, on campus room/meals.
Comments or Conditions: Must file FAFSA for on-campus living costs to be covered. Call PLU’s ROTC office for further information, 253-535-8740.
2: What are Need-Based Awards?
Need-Based Awards are scholarships and grants from PLU as well as state and federal sources. These awards, which do not have to be repaid, are based on financial need, varies by program, and may include other eligibility criteria such as academic achievement.
Eligibility: Awarded to full-time students. Based on academic achievement and financial need. Q Club is a group of more than 2,000 friends and alumni committed to making PLU accessible to deserving students.
Amount: Varies, depends on FAFSA calculated need. Awarded for fall and spring semesters only.
Comments or Conditions: No separate application required. FAFSA required each year, as well as a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Eligibility: Full-time students demonstrating financial need.
Amount: Varies, depends on FAFSA calculated need. Awarded for fall and spring semesters only when student does not meet GPA minimum for Q Club Scholarship.
Comments or Conditions: No separate application required. Based on financial need, FAFSA required each year.
Eligibility: Washington State residents who are Washington College Bound Scholarship eligible and graduated from a Washington State high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. Requires filing the FAFSA or WASFA each year to re-establish eligibility annually and is limited to up to eight semesters for fall and spring semesters only.
Amount: Varies, depending on the amount of the PLU annual tuition not yet covered by already awarded federal, state and PLU scholarships and grants.
Comments or Conditions: Student must be a College Bound Scholarship recipient for the semester this award is awarded.
Eligibility: Students receiving scholarships from any Dollars for Scholars chapter. Requires full-time enrollment (12 or more credits per semester).
Amount: Varies. Up to $1,000 per student.
Comments or Conditions: The university matches Dollars for Scholars chapter awards, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 per student, based on financial need. Dollars for Scholars is a program of Scholarship America. FAFSA required each year.
Eligibility: Students with a Pell eligible EFC from the applicable aid year FAFSA.
Amount: Ranges from $326 – $3048 per semester (2018-19) for full time enrollment, prorated for less than full-time enrollment. Enrollment is established when grant is disbursed.
Comments or Conditions: Based on financial need (Expected Family Contribution). FAFSA required each year.
Eligibility: At least half-time students.
Amount: At least $100, varies with need.
Comments or Conditions: Based on financial need, priority given to students with Pell Grant eligibility. FAFSA required each year.
Eligibility: At least half-time WA residents meeting Washington Student Achievement Council need criteria.
Amount: Subject to state funding.
Comments or Conditions: Based on financial need. FAFSA required each year. Undocumented students may apply using the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Terms & Conditions of the grant can be found on our website as well as in the Financial Aid Handbook
Eligibility: At least half-time WA residents eligible for funding under the WA State Need Grant program
Amount: Maximum of $11,904 for full time students, when combined with the State Need Grant award, set by Washington Student Achievement Council.
Comments or Conditions: Based on financial need, FAFSA required each year. Application to participate was made while student was enrolled in a Washington middle school.
Eligibility: Undergraduates students who are residents of WA state, majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, mathematics, or health care programs of study whose family income is at or below 125% of the Washington median family income. A minimum cumulative GPA is also required. Separate application is required at www.waopportunityscholarship.org.
Amount: $2,500 per year for the first two years of study, $5,000 and $7,500 per year for the third and fourth years.
Comments or Conditions: Applications for the 2019-20 academic year closed on Feb. 28. FAFSA required each year to establish income eligibility.
3: What are Grants?
Some grants are awarded to students for reasons that are independent of the student’s merit or need.
Eligibility: Students entering PLU beginning 2013-14 whose permanent residence is outside of the state of Washington.
Amount: $500 per year for four years.
Comments: No application is required, renewed annually.
Eligibility: Dependent students whose parent(s) attended PLU (PLC) for at least one year.
Amount: $1000 per year for four years.
Comments or Conditions: No application required, renewed annually.
Eligibility: Dependent children of ordained ministers who are actively serving a Christian congregation full–time.
Amount: $1,000 per year for four years.
Comments or Conditions: No application required, renewed annually.
Eligibility: Students who have been confirmed in a Lutheran church that has established a Partner Congregation relationship with PLU.
Amount: Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, $1,500 per year for four years.
Eligibility: International students.
Amount: Varies, but is available for up to four years of undergraduate study and 2 years of graduate study.
Comments or Conditions: Must be full-time. Awarded automatically and renewed annually to students who maintain good academic standing.
Eligibility: Students receiving scholarships of $100 or more from any Christian church congregation.
Amount: $100-$1,000 per year.
Comments or Conditions: Awarded by Office of Student Financial Services. Matches a church scholarship, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 (minimum of $100) per/year. To receive matching funds, a PLUMS application form is required and must be received by August 15 each year. In addition, PLU must receive all PLUMS payments by October 1 each year.
SAGE Scholars program
PLU is a participating school in the SAGE Scholar Tuition Rewards program. This ensures that students with SAGE scholar tuition reward points will receive additional scholarship or grant funding from the university. The exact amount of additional PLU funding and how those funds are labeled will depend on the level of tuition rewards points earned at the time the student begins their enrollment at the university, and whether PLU can offer a higher amount using its own scholarship guidelines than is required by the SAGE agreement. Students are offered the award that will result in the higher dollar value, not the sum of both. For instance, if the student has been awarded an annual $20,000 PLU academic scholarship, but has only $10,000 in tuition rewards points, the university’s “matching” requirement will already have been met (and exceeded) by the $20,000 academic scholarship; thus, there will be no additional award offered, labeled as a “SAGE Scholar Tuition Reward”. However, if that same student did not qualify for any PLU academic scholarship, they’d receive an annual $2500 “Sage Scholar Tuition Reward” (25% of the total tuition reward points, up to a maximum of $10,424 in 2018-19).
Eligibility: Tuition remission is a university employee benefit that covers 90% of tuition or up to 75% of tuition for their dependent undergraduate. The application is made with Human Resources. Recipients of tuition remission who are also awarded PLU merit or PLU need-based gift awards will have the sum of their tuition remission and PLU gift aid capped at the full cost of tuition. This full tuition cap also applies to students bringing a tuition exchange benefit to PLU from another university.
Eligibility: At PLU, graduate students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families as a full time teacher in a high-need field. Prior to receipt of this grant, student must complete the TEACH Grant Entrance Counseling AND sign the Agreement To Serve document.
Amount: $4,000 per year, $2,000 per semester
Comments or Conditions: Recipients of the TEACH Grant must teach as a highly-qualified teacher for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which the TEACH Grant was received. Failure to complete this service will result in all TEACH Grants received to be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Direct Loan, with interest charged from the date the grant(s) was disbursed. TEACH Grants that are converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan are repaid to the U.S. Department of Education. Recipients whose grant is converted to a loan will be given a six month grace period prior to entering repayment.
4: What are Restricted Awards
Scholarships that are made available to PLU students through the generous contributions of donors and friends of Pacific Lutheran University. These scholarships are awarded by the PLU Office of Student Financial Services or designated departments. There is no separate application process associated with the awarding of these awards unless indicated otherwise.
List of Active Scholarships (Restricted Awards)
|Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship|
|Agnes Berge Smith Music Scholarship|
|Andy and Irene Anderson Endowed Nursing Loan Fund|
|Travis and Shirley Aikin Memorial Nursing Scholarship|
|Andy and Irene Anderson Endowed Scholarship for Nursing|
|Loren J. and MaryAnn W. Anderson Global Scholar Grants funded by the Loren J. and MaryAnn W. Anderson Global Scholarship Endowment Fund|
|William and Jeanie Anderson Endowed Scholarship|
|Hazel M. Anderson Endowed Scholarship|
|Mary Elaine and Erling Anderson Scholarship|
|Tom and Kathryn Anderson Endowed Scholarship|
|Faye M. Anderson-Van Beek Endowed Scholarship for Community and Volunteer Service|
|Ruth Anenson Memorial Scholarship|
|Ankrim-Miller Endowed Scholarship|
|Anthropology Alumni Award Endowed Scholarship|
|Mary Jane Aram Endowed Scholarship|
|Donna Arbaugh Scholarship in Environmental Studies|
|George Arbaugh Philosophy Scholarship|
|Clifford & Lydia Arntson Endowed Scholarship|
|Hedvig Arthur Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|AURA / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship|
|Esther Westby Aus Education Scholarship Fund|
|Olive Anderson-Aust and Gerald Aust Endowed Scholarship|
|Marguerite and Wilmer Baer Endowed Scholarship|
|Elbert H. Baker II and Janice M. Baker Endowed Music Scholarship|
|The Bangsund Family Scholarship|
|Vilis M. Barevics President's Scholarship|
|Don F. and Ruth E. Bayer Memorial Nursing Scholarship|
|Peter and Lydia Beckman Endowed Scholarship in History|
|Paul M. Bellamy Endowed Music Scholarship|
|Linda P. BeMiller Scholarship to Encourage the Pursuit of Personal Philanthropy|
|Alfred and Virginia Benson Endowed Scholarship|
|Dr. Clifton E. and Edith M. Benson Scholarship for the Visually Impaired|
|Berg Endowed Scholarship Fund|
|Clenora E. Berge Nursing Scholarship|
|Charles Bergman and Susan Mann Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship|
|David and Carolee (Chindgren) Berntsen Endowed Scholarship|
|Bilbrough Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship|
|Alfred and Alice Bishop Memorial Scholarship|
|Lynne A. Biteman Endowed Nursing Scholarship|
|Frieda R. Blandau Endowed Scholarship|
|Luther and Dilie Quale Boe Endowed Education Scholarship|
|Erwin F. and Alice C. Bolduan Endowed Scholarship|
|Vanda Bortell Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Havana Bradner Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship|
|Jorunn Breiland Endowed Student Scholarship|
|Agnes J. Brodahl Memorial Music Scholarship|
|Betty Brown Memorial Business Scholarship|
|Stanley and Terryl Brue Travel Abroad Scholarship in Economics|
|Stanley and Terryl Brue Travel Abroad Scholarship for Social Sciences|
|Buchanan Family Endowed Scholarship|
|Erhardt and Virginia Buchfinck Endowed Scholarship in Education|
|Chester Buhl Endowed Vocal Music Scholarship|
|Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Burns Scholarship|
|Rev. Burzlaff Memorial Scholarship|
|Saugen Transfer Scholarships for the School of Business|
|Jack Cady Promise Scholarship|
|Cory Kenneth Carlson Memorial Scholarship|
|Ruth F. Carlson Endowed Nursing Award|
|B.G. "Bob" Carroll Memorial Scholarship|
|Comprehensive Gerontologic Education Partnership Endowment|
|Pak Joe Chan Endowed Scholarship|
|Edward and Alene Christiansen Scholarship for Nursing|
|Walter H. Christensen Endowed Scholarship|
|Ruth A. Christian Endowed Scholarship for Education|
|Earl K. Clemens Endowed Scholarship|
|Hulda Cocanower Endowment Scholarship|
|Collard Family Scholarship Fund|
|Computer Science Scholarship Endowment|
|Dorothy and Powell Cone Memorial / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Nursing Scholarship|
|Donald E. and Maxine R. Cornell Endowed Scholarship|
|Dr. Kenneth A. Johnston Endowed Scholarship in Education|
|Irene O. Creso Merit Scholarship|
|Professor David P. Dahl Endowed Music Scholarship|
|E. John and Lorene E. Dahlberg, Jr. Endowed Scholarship|
|Margaret Melver Dakan Endowed Scholarship|
|George L. Davis / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Business Scholarship|
|Harold B. and Frances S. Dawson / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Nursing Scholarship|
|Deal Family Endowed Scholarship in the Liberal Arts|
|Thomas Dixon Endowed Scholarship|
|Michael Doolittle Endowed Scholarship|
|Ronald and Margaret Douglass Endowed Scholarship|
|Fosness Memorial Leadership Scholarship|
|Ernst & Young Endowed Scholarship|
|Earl E. and Martha L. Eckstrom Endowed Scholarship|
|The Stanley and Terryl Brue Endowed Scholarship|
|Capt. W. Larry and Mrs. Janice D. Eichler Scholarship|
|The Rev. and Mrs. E.E. Eidbo Endowed Scholarship|
|Phyllis L. Ekstrom Music Scholarship|
|Nancy Elken Memorial Scholarship for Nurses|
|Rev. John Whiteneck and Rev. Joe Smith Generations for Peace Endowment|
|Katherine Olsen Ericksen Nursing Endowment|
|Carl and Ethel and Carl R. (Bob) Erickson / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship|
|A. I. Eyring Liberal Arts Endowed Scholarship|
|Gerry and Linda Evanson/Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship|
|Gloria Grove Everson Endowed Scholarship|
|Russell Investments Endowed Business Scholarship|
|Fairbanks Lutheran Church Scholarship|
|Faith Lutheran Church of Portland Scholarship|
|Theresa Ferguson Endowed Scholarship|
|Donna Lee Fisher Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship|
|Phylaine V. and Kenneth L. Folson Endowed Scholarship|
|Dr. and Mrs. L.C. Foss Memorial Scholarship|
|Jeannette Fowler Educational Fund|
|Roland and Annette Funk Endowed Scholarship|
|Alan and Ann Gaines Study Away Endowment|
|Gates Foundation Global Scholar Initiative|
|Richard E. and Lorraine K. Geiger Endowed Scholarship|
|Allen & Bertha Gibson Endowed Scholarship|
|John M. Gilbertson Foundation Scholarship|
|Bertha Gilbertson Scholarship|
|Wesley E. Gladow Endowed Scholarship|
|The Kathryn Eide Glick Endowed Nursing Scholarship|
|Paul H. Gomulkiewicz Endowed Scholarship|
|Edna M. Gorder/Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship Fund for Students of Education|
|Alice and Stewart Govig Endowed Scholarship|
|Clarence A. and Olga Grahn Endowed Scholarship|
|Otis J. Grande/Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship in Education|
|Fern R. Grimm / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship|
|Aurelius Augustinus "AA" and Esther Peterson Gronberg Endowed Scholarship|
|Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson and Daheim Law and Community Service Scholarship|
|Gulsrud Family Endowed Scholarship|
|Donald C. and Virginia S. Haas Endowed Scholarship Fund|
|Gary L. Habedank Scholarship Fund|
|Arnold J. Hagen Memorial Scholarship|
|Maria Hageness Endowed Scholarship Fund|
|Frank H. and Nellie L. Haley Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Frank Haley Memorial Endowment Fund|
|Johanne Marie Hansen Endowed Memorial Scholarship|
|Arthur H. and Jennie Lee Hansen Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Nels Marcus Hansen Endowed Memorial Scholarship|
|Rolph and Betsy Hanson Endowed Scholarship|
|Brian Harshman Memorial Scholarship|
|Marv and Dorothy Harshman Endowed Scholarship|
|Bjug Harstad Endowed Scholarship|
|P. E. Hauge Endowed Scholarship|
|Virginia Grahn and Iver M. Haugen Global Study Opportunity Endowed Scholarship|
|Tom and Tyne Haukebo Endowed Scholarship|
|Elizabeth T. Hensel Endowed Scholarship|
|Earl and Astrid Hildahl Endowed Scholarship|
|The Loren Hildebrand Endowed Scholarship in Business|
|The Loren Hildebrand Endowed Scholarship in Business|
|Gil Holland & Margaret Thompson Holland Endowed Scholarship|
|James D. Holloway Music Scholarship|
|The Hoover Family Endowed Scholarship|
|John Hopper Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Caroline C. Hovland Endowed Scholarship|
|The Edward W. and Dr. Curtis E. Huber Memorial Scholarship|
|Kenneth and Irene Hultgren Nursing Scholarship|
|Kenneth and Irene Hultgren Nursing Scholarship|
|Suzanne Ingram Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Terry Irvin Memorial Scholarship|
|Islam Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship|
|Julius and Jean Anderson Endowed Nursing Scholarship|
|Mike Jacobson Scholarship|
|Ole M. Jennestad Memorial Scholarship|
|Donald L. Jerke Leadership Award|
|Johnson and Alfsen Scholarship|
|Per and Anna Johnson and Ed and Hildur Larson Scholarship|
|The Mathew Jibbensmith Endowed Scholarship|
|Richard Jobst Endowed Scholarship|
|Reverend Joe E. Smith Endowed Scholarship|
|Agnes S. Johnson / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship in Nursing|
|Edwin R. Johnson Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Luther H. Johnson/Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration|
|Ted and Doreen Johnson / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Scholarship in Natural Sciences|
|Pearl N. Johnson / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship for Student Nurses|
|Ted and Doreen Johnson / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship in Physics|
|T.L. Johnson Sr./Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship in Electrical Engineering|
|Stella Jorgensen Endowed Scholarship|
|Theodore O.H. and Elizabeth Karl Endowed Scholarship in Forensics|
|Theodore O.H. and Elizabeth Karl Scandinavian Cultural Center Endowed Scholarship|
|Lind B. Karlsen Music Scholarship|
|Phillip G. and Alice L. Kayser Endowed Scholarship|
|Elizabeth B. Kelley Endowment Scholarship|
|Barry Kensrud Memorial Scholarship|
|KeyBank Business Scholarship|
|Gundar King Endowed Scholarship|
|Lars and Alberta Kittleson Endowed Scholarship|
|Kluth Endowment for High Achievers in Athletics and Physical Fitness Scholarship|
|Knudsen Family Endowed Scholarship|
|The Einer and Ruby Knutzen Endowed Scholarship|
|Gladys M. Knutzen Memorial MBA Scholarship|
|Gary and Mavis Koch Endowed Scholarship|
|John S. and Edna M. Korsmo Endowed Scholarship|
|Hilda S. Kramer Music Appreciation Endowment Scholarship|
|Dr. Robert Alan Krause Memorial Scholarship|
|Gus Kravas Scholarship Fund|
|The Patricia L. and Thomas W. Krise Endowed Internship Fund|
|Howard, Eugenia and Jon Kvinsland Endowed Scholarship|
|Luther Memorial Church/Louise Schreiber Memorial Scholarship|
|Louis and Leona Lamp Memorial Scholarship|
|George Lanning Memorial / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship|
|Dr. John O. Larsgaard / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship|
|Dr. Charles Larson / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Science Scholarship|
|Ebba and E. Arthur Larson Nursing Scholarship|
|Ludvig and Clara Larson Endowed Scholarship|
|Lutheran Brotherhood Sustaining Scholarship Fund|
|John and Mary Lee Endowed Organ Scholarship|
|Orlando and Myrtle Lee/Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship|
|Guy J. and Louise Leesman Scholarship|
|LHC (Lyman Claridge) Endowed Scholarship Fund|
|Paul Liebelt Endowed Scholarship|
|Lief Eie Endowed Scholarship|
|Monica Sara Lightell Memorial Scholarship|
|Ernest and Jennie Liming and Art and Ethel Cummings Endowed Memorial Scholarship|
|W.H. Lindberg Trust Scholarship|
|Richard E. and Anita Hillesland Londgren / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship|
|Alfred and Althea Lund / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship|
|Gene and Marian Lundgaard Endowed Scholarship|
|Lutheran Leadership Award|
|Constance R. Lyon Endowed Scholarship|
|Muffet Gilpin Nursing Endowment|
|Mabel Peterson Wing Scholarship|
|Lindsay A. Majovski Endowed Scholarship|
|Dorothy and Wilbur Mancke Scholarship Fund|
|Joe Marchinek Memorial Scholarship|
|Margaret Greenwood Endowed Scholarship for Gerontologic Nursing Education|
|Mathematics Endowed Scholarship|
|Mary Baker Russell Music Scholarship|
|Nancy Claire Meader International Scholarship Fund|
|Alma Meisnest Endowed Scholarship|
|Marshall-Kelley Kama'aina Endowed Scholarship|
|Lila Moe Scholarship|
|Richard D. Moe Scholarship in the Arts|
|Elizabeth and Thomas Mansell and daughter Moira Scholarship Fund|
|Eunice Moller Endowed Scholarship|
|Katharine Monroe Endowed Scholarship Fund|
|Forestine Wise Monsen Memorial Piano Scholarship|
|Erling O. Mork Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership and Diversity|
|Lillian C. Morris Endowed Scholarship|
|Brenda and Randy Morris Endowed Scholarship for Business|
|Gladys Mortvedt Voluntary Service Award Scholarship|
|Murray-Danielson Management Award|
|Richard P. and Shirley P. Neils Memorial Scholarship|
|George and Alma Nelson Scholarship|
|Harold and Sylvia Nelson Endowed Scholarship|
|Nerland Endowed Norwegian Scholarship|
|Andreas and Ingrid Ness Endowed Scholarship Fund|
|The Helen L. Ness Endowed Scholarship|
|Milton and Hazel Nesvig International Scholarship|
|Thelma Newton Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Mr. and Mrs. Gus H. Nieman Memorial Scholarship|
|Margaret P. Nistad Scholarship|
|Robert A. Nistad Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Nan Nokleberg/Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowment Scholarship|
|Northern Lights Fund|
|The Nupen Family Nursing Scholarship|
|The Odberg Family Scholarship|
|Brian C. Olson Memorial Scholarship|
|Clifford O. and Ella L. Olson Endowed Memorial Athletic/Music Scholarship|
|E. Goodwin and Dorothy H. Olson Endowed Scholarship in Education|
|Linda N. Olson / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Nursing Scholarship|
|Robert E. Olson Memorial Scholarship|
|Iver A. Opstad Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Richard and Lynn Ostenson Endowed Scholarship|
|Judy Williams Packard Endowed Scholarship|
|Shereen Paff Special Education Scholarship|
|Robert and Myrtle Parker Endowed Scholarship|
|Katherine R. Parrish Memorial Scholarship in Nursing|
|Henrietta Sehmel Bennett and Emil Bennett, and Christine Myklebust Pedersen and Peter Pedersen Endowed Scholarship|
|Arne and Gloria Pederson Endowed Scholarship in Education|
|Rena Strandberg Pellegrini Endowed Presidents Scholarship|
|Carl Gustaf Peterson Memorial Scholarship|
|Sharon R. Peterson and Donna L. Fisher Memorial Nursing Scholarship|
|Sheryl Laubach Peterson / Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship|
|Blanch Pflaum Scholarship|
|Kenneth Christopherson/Walter Pilgrim Endowed Scholarship in Religion|
|Plus Business Scholarship Fund|
|Bernice Polchow Endowed Scholarship|
|Nora J. Ponder Scholarship|
|Military Order of the Purple Heart|
|Robert B. Quello Family Memorial Scholarship|
|The Carol Sheffels Quigg Award for Excellence and Innovation|
|Edward Ramsdale Endowed Scholarship|
|Edward Ramsdale Endowed Scholarship|
|Anders and Emma Ramstad Award|
|The William Kvindlog and Betty Ann Ramstad Endowed Scholarship in Education|
|Marvin J. Ramstad Endowed Scholarship|
|Margaret and Winfield Rasmussen Scholarship|
|Elmer E. and Mary Louise Rasmuson Scholarship for Students from Alaska|
|Raymond Family Endowed Scholarship|
|Roger Reep Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Kathryn Reese Memorial Scholarship|
|Recreational Equipment, Inc. Scholarship|
|Robert and Jean Reid Family Foundation Scholarship in Nursing Leadership|
|Donald F. Reiman Endowed Scholarship|
|Simon and Marvel Reinbold Scholarship|
|Charlotte and Lucian Rice Endowed Scholarship|
|William O. Rieke Endowed Scholarship|
|Dr. Ronald Steigerwalt Endowed Scholarship|
|Ed and Margaret Rosin Memorial Scholarship|
|Rouse Memorial Scholarship|
|Clifford and Jille Rowe Journalism Scholarship|
|Joan Royce Endowed Nursing Scholarship|
|Dr. John A. and Virginia "Jimmie" Saffell Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Students|
|H. Mark Salzman Memorial Scholarship|
|Beatrice Scheele and Marie Scheele Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Al and Ella Scheibner Endowed Scholarship Fund|
|John Schiller and Aleen Linhardt Schiller Endowed Scholarship|
|Dr. David Schoening Endowed Scholarship|
|Dr. Walter & Joan R. Schwindt Endowed Scholarship|
|PLU / SE Idaho Scholarship|
|Bank of America Foundation Scholarship|
|Norma Knutzen Sells Scholarship|
|Margaret Shipley Endowed Scholarship|
|Kenneth and Margaret Siegele Endowed Scholarship|
|Sharing In Strength Endowed Scholarship Fund|
|Skaga Family Endowed Scholarship|
|Dr. Maurice & Patricia Skones Vocal Music Endowed Scholarship|
|James Slater Endowed Scholarship Fund|
|James Slater Endowed Scholarship Fund|
|Smith Education Endowment Scholarship|
|Frances Norton Smith Endowed Scholarship|
|Charles and Etta Smithson Endowed Scholarship|
|Naydene A. Snodgrass Memorial Scholarship|
|The Soine Family Endowed Scholarship|
|Florence Spinner Anderson Memorial Scholarship|
|H. P. Sponheim Endowed Scholarship|
|William and Astrid Stancer Endowed Scholarship for Students of Engineering Science|
|Stan Sanvel Rubin & Judith Kitchen Scholarship Fund|
|Steele-Reese Foundation Endowment Scholarship|
|Lorilie Steen Endowed Scholarship|
|Lynn S. and Ariadne B. Stein Scholarship|
|Genevieve Stelberg Endowed President's Scholarship|
|Bud Stinzi Endowed Scholarship|
|Miriam Irene Stoa Scholarship Fund|
|Strandholm Scandinavian Studies Scholarship|
|Dora Strangland Memorial Scholarship|
|Emil and Engelena Stuhlmiller Endowed Memorial Scholarship|
|Lynne and H. Loyd Sutherland Scholarship|
|Roland and Isabelle Swanson Family Scholarship|
|Marvin O. Swenson Endowed Scholarship For Student Leaders|
|Tacoma Rainiers Community Fund Scholarship|
|Ron and Eileen Tellefson/Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Endowed Scholarship|
|Harvey and Helen Tengesdal Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Thorp Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Donald Timm Endowed Scholarship|
|Edvin and Ida Tingelstad Memorial Scholarship|
|Leon and Doris Titus Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration|
|Alice T. and Marie C. Tobiason Endowed Scholarship|
|Evelyn Torvend Memorial Endowed Scholarship|
|Silas and Alice Torvend Endowed Scholarship|
|Cliff and Ronni Tvedten Endowed Scholarship|
|Tyler Memorial Scholarship|
|Karl Ufer Memorial Scholarship|
|David Ulleland Memorial Scholarship|
|Ellen Stray Valle Memorial Scholarship|
|Linda Van Beek Memorial Scholarship|
|Arthur H. Vingerud Endowed Scholarship Fund|
|Dr. Roy and Gloria Virak Endowed Scholarship|
|West Coast Grocery SBA Endowed Scholarship|
|Thomas B. and Ina H. Wake Memorial Scholarship|
|Weathers Endowed Scholarship|
|Doc and Lucille Weathers Endowed Scholarship|
|Blake-Webber Endowed Scholarship|
|Wick Family Endowed Scholarship|
|Margaret Wickstrom Endowed Scholarship for International Students|
|Gordon Winsley Scholarship Fund|
|Jean Christensen Wolfe Scholarship|
|Katherine Kandel and Elizabeth Oleksak Scholarship for the Women's Center|
|PLU Women's Club Endowed Scholarship|
|Shirley and David Wytko Endowed Scholarship|
|David C. Yagow Endowed Scholarship|
|Randall Yoakum Memorial Scholarship|
|Ralph and Celestene Yoder Memorial Scholarship|
|Helen G. Young Memorial Internship|
|Shirley Zurfluh Endowed Scholarship|
5: Outside Scholarships
Scholarships that PLU students can apply for that are made available from outside organizations. Many of these organizations have their scholarship information posted in the scholarship matching website, www.thewashboard.org. PLU students have been particularly successful in receiving scholarships from the Washington Opportunity Scholarship and the Independent Colleges of Washington. For a list of scholarships from organizations that have contacted PLU seeking to expand their applicant pool, click here.
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