2020 PLU Scholarships

PLU net price is at $24,797.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Pacific Lutheran University. PLU awards an average of $25,800.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, PLU students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of Tacoma, then those costs could be even higher.

99% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $26,984.00. Furthermore, 30% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $5,134.00.

The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Pacific Lutheran University students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by PLU while others are open to PLU students, though not exclusive to Pacific Lutheran University.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for Pacific Lutheran University students?

There are 27 scholarships totaling $75,212.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 27 scholarships below.

What types of scholarships are available for Pacific Lutheran University students?

Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Pacific Lutheran University scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Pacific Lutheran University study abroad scholarships, Pacific Lutheran University transfer scholarships, and Pacific Lutheran University merit scholarships.

Are these scholarships for PLU study abroad?

At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward PLU study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.

What scholarships are available to PLU transfer students?

The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Pacific Lutheran University transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. PLU transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for PLU transfer scholarships.

Are these PLU scholarships limited by major?

You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.

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Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Alaska Community Foundation Location 400 L St, Anchorage, AK

Applicant must be a graduating senior or past graduate of Alaska who is the first in their immediate family to pursue post-secondary education and will attend an eligible university.

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$7,500.00 May 31 Apply Now

State Need Grant

Sponsor by Washington Student Achievement Council Location 917 Lakeridge Way, SW, Olympia, WA

Applicant must be a Washington state resident who has a family income of equal or less than 70% of the state median (see Family Income Chart on sponsor's site). Applicant must be pursuing a first bachelor's degree, certificate, or associate's degree, enrolled with a minimum of three credits. FAFSA is required....

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$10,868.00 None Apply Now

American Indian Endowed Scholarship

Sponsor by Washington Student Achievement Council Location 917 Lakeridge Way, SW, Olympia, WA

Applicant must have close social and cultural ties to an in-state American Indian tribe or an American Indian community in Washington State. Applicant must be a Washington State resident who is enrolled as a full-time student at an eligible Washington college or university by the fall term of the award year....

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$2,000.00 March 1 Apply Now

Regents' Scholarship

Sponsor by Pacific Lutheran University

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be accepted for admission by December 31, have a minimum 3.8 GPA, have a minimum combined 1250 SAT I score, (composite ACT score of 28), and demonstrate outstanding leadership and service. Financial need is not considered.

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- December 31 Apply Now

President's Scholarship

Sponsor by Pacific Lutheran University

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be accepted for admission by December 31, have a minimum 3.8 GPA, have a minimum combined SAT I score of 1250 (composite ACT score of 28), and demonstrate outstanding leadership and service. Financial need is not considered.

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- December 31 Apply Now

Provost's Merit Award

Sponsor by Pacific Lutheran University

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, have completed at least 30+ semester hours, and be accepted for admission by March 1. Preference is given to applicants with associate degree from an accredited community college or comparable work at a four-year school.

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$3,000.00 January 31 (priority) Apply Now

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Sponsor by Pacific Lutheran University

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, have completed at least 30+ semester hours, be accepted for admission by March 1, and have proof of membership in Phi Theta Kappa. Financial need is not considered.

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$3,000.00 January 31 (priority) Apply Now

National Merit Scholarship

Sponsor by Pacific Lutheran University

Applicant must be a National Merit Finalist who has notified National Merit Scholarship Corp. of intention to enroll at Pacific Lutheran U.

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$2,000.00 January 31 Apply Now

Academic Achievement Award

Sponsor by Pacific Lutheran University

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum 3.25 GPA and be accepted for admission by March 1.

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$5,000.00 January 31 (priority) Apply Now

Alumni Merit Award

Sponsor by Pacific Lutheran University

Applicant must have a minimum 3.8 GPA and be the child or grandchild of alumni/ae, who attended PLU for at least one year.

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$1,500.00 January 31 (priority) Apply Now

Rieke Leadership Award

Sponsor by Pacific Lutheran University

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate leadership or active involvement in a multi-ethnic context.

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$2,000.00 January 31 (priority) Apply Now

Army ROTC Scholarship

Sponsor by Pacific Lutheran University Location Tacoma, WA

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- November 15 Apply Now

Stanley O. McNaughton Leadership Award

Sponsor by Independent Colleges of Washington Location Independent Colleges of Washington, Seattle, WA

Applicant must be a junior or senior student at time of the award an an ICW institution. Selection based upon demonstrated commitment to community service, both in high school and college. Financial need is required.

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$2,500.00 March 31 Apply Now