PARKLAND, Wash.— Olivia Shepard, a student at Steilacoom Senior High School, has been awarded a prestigious Pacific Lutheran University President’s Scholarship worth $26,000 a year — along with the opportunity to earn more.
The President’s Scholarship is one of the top academic and leadership scholarships offered by PLU. For the 2019-20 academic year, over 500 incoming first-year students applied who met the high eligibility standards. Just 127 President’s Scholars were selected based on academic achievement, service and leadership, as well as the potential to effect positive change and leadership in both the academic and co-curricular life of PLU. This year’s President’s Scholarship recipients scored on average a 1335 SAT test score, 29 ACT test score, and have a 3.98 GPA.
These top students have been invited to interview on the PLU campus in February to compete for the next level of PLU Presidential Scholarships — one of 10 $31,000 per year Harstad Founder’s Scholarships or one of five full-tuition Regents’ Scholarships.