Kamiak student awarded $22,000 scholarship

Jan 29, 2014
Courtesy of: Jenna Gilbert

A Kamiak High School student has been awarded a President’s Scholarship from Pacific Lutheran University worth $22,000 a year – along with the opportunity to earn even more.

Jenna Gilbert, a Kamiak senior, was one of more than 600 incoming freshmen to apply for the Tacoma liberal-arts university’s Presidential Scholarships each year, for which standards are high.

Only students who have demonstrated significant leadership and service and have achieved a 3.8 GPA or higher or 1,250 on the SAT or higher (critical reading and math only) or a 28 on the ACT or higher are eligible to apply.

PLU offers a number of merit scholarships to recognize academic achievement, leadership and service, as well as the promise of continued success as a PLU student.

The Presidential Scholarships are renewable for three additional years of undergraduate study.

For the 2014-15 academic year, 160 President’s Scholars were selected.

This year the President’s Scholarship recipients scored an average of 1,294 on the SAT (critical reading and math only) and an average of 30 on the ACT, with a 3.98 average GPA.

Gilbert has 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.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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