PARKLAND, Wash.— Avery Madril, a student at Pendleton 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.

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.

Over 500 incoming first year students apply for Presidential Scholarships each year, and the standards are high: Students who have demonstrated significant leadership and service and have achieved a 3.8+ GPA or 1310+ SAT (math and evidence-based reading and writing scores) or 28+ ACT are eligible to apply.

For the 2017-18 academic year, 126 President’s Scholars were selected. This year the President’s Scholarship recipients scored an average 1330 SAT test score, an average 29 ACT test score, and have 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 Presidential Scholarships – one of ten $31,000-per-year Harstad Founder’s Scholarships or one of five full-tuition Regents’ Scholarships.

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