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Bothell students awarded prestigious President's Scholarship

Bothell High School seniors Martha Quigg and Megan Cummings have been awarded a prestigious President’s Scholarship worth $22,000 a year and the opportunity to earn even more should they attend Pacific Lutheran University.

PLU offers a number of merit scholarships to recognize academic achievement, leadership and service, as well as the promise of continued success in these areas as a PLU student. The Presidential Scholarships are renewable for three additional years of undergraduate study.

More than 600 incoming freshmen apply for Presidential Scholarships each year and the standards are high. Students who have demonstrated significant leadership and service, have achieved a 3.8 or higher GPA, a 1,250 or higher SAT (critical reading and math only) or a 28 or higher ACT are eligible to apply.

Around 160 President’s Scholars were selected for the 2014-2015 academic year. This year the President’s Scholarship recipients scored an average of 1,294 on the SAT and an average of 30 on the ACT, with a 3.98 average GPA. They have been invited to interview on the PLU campus in February to compete for the next level of PLU President’s Scholarships, one of 10 $27,000-per-year Harstad Founder’s Scholarships or one of five full-tuition Regents’ Scholarships.

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