2021 Scholarships and Greatest Need

299
Donors
42% of 700 Donor goal
$114,310
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› 🍻 Cheers, Lutes! Happy Hour Scholarship Match 🍻 πŸ’› matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› SociaLutes Shoutout 🀳 Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Alumni πŸ™Œ Participation Is Powerful πŸ™Œ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $18,900

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Employee πŸ™Œ Participation Is Powerful πŸ™Œ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $18,900

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Parent πŸ™Œ Participation Is Powerful πŸ™Œ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $20,200

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Friend πŸ™Œ Participation Is Powerful πŸ™Œ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $20,200

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Early Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› πŸ•› Midnight Scholarship Match πŸ•› πŸ’› matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Lutes Coming Together 🌎🌍🌏 Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Last Call ☎️ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $27,750

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’›β˜€οΈ Rise, Shine & Share πŸ“£ Scholarship Match β˜€οΈπŸ’› matched $30,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› ⭐ Scholarship Superstars Match ⭐ πŸ’› matched $30,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Day 1 Roundup πŸ’« Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $40,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Bjug Day Eve 🌜 Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $40,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Early Bird 🦚 Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorπŸ’› Lunchtime Special πŸ₯ͺ Scholarship Match πŸ’› matched $70,000
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Inspire 2+ other Lutes to give any amount and πŸ”‘ unlock access to the 🎁 "Bjug Basics Prize Portal" 🎁 to choose 1 of 3 unique items to have mailed to you after Bjug Day. Click on the β€œAdvocates” tab to get started.

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Inspire 10+ other Lutes to give any amount and πŸ”‘ unlock access to the 🎁 "Bjug-ier Prize Portal" 🎁 to choose 1 of 4 unique items to have mailed to you after Bjug Day. Click on the β€œAdvocates” tab to get started.

Generate 21 Gifts
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Inspire 21+ other Lutes to give any amount and πŸ”‘ unlock access to the 🎁 "Bjug-iest Prize Portal" 🎁 to choose 1 of 5 unique items to have mailed to you after Bjug Day. Click on the β€œAdvocates” tab to get started.
Gifts to 2021 Scholarships and Greatest Need contribute to:
PLU Bjug Day of Giving 2021
2,046 Donors - $1,120,018 Donated
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About

πŸŽ“ Scholarships Change Lives πŸŽ“

Your investment in scholarships is an investment in the economic development and well-being of our communities. 

With your support, students with diverse lived experiences will join generations of Lutes who are thought leaders, engaged community members, and local leaders. Their presence in our classrooms and on our campus means we gain greater understanding of the complexities our mission strives to achieve in diversity, justice, and sustainability. 

When you invest in a PLU student you are investing in our collective future.

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πŸŽ₯ A special thank you for your amazing support this Bjug Day! πŸ’›


Hear a special thank you from PLU students, staff and alumni for your amazing support this Bjug Day. This has been the biggest hearted Bjug Day to date and it would not have been possible without you! Thank you for coming together and giving to what you love! Go Lutes!

39 days ago by Teddy Wingo
πŸ’› Thank you, Lutes, for an amazing Bjug Day! πŸ’›

You made this the biggest hearted Bjug Day yet! Thank you for coming together and giving to what you love! Stay tuned for more updates to come.

Note: Final numbers may shift a bit as we process gifts postmarked by Oct. 20. 

44 days ago by Andrea Michelbach
☎️ Calling all Lutes! ☎️


Calling all Lutes! Right now is your last chance to be a part of Bjug Day!

Make a gift of any size to anything you love before 11:59 pm PDT and you’ll be part of the biggest hearted day of the year for PLU and PLU students!

Will you answer the call and give to what you love?!

45 days ago by Teddy Wingo
πŸ’› Every Lute Counts! πŸ’›


Know 353 Lutes who still need to participate? OK, bit of a stretch... know 1 or 2? Now's the time to reach out! We are closing in on 2,021+ and every Lute counts! Call or text the Lutes you know and ask if they have given to what they Love this Bjug Day!

45 days ago by Teddy Wingo
🌎 Where do you know a Lute? 🌎


Lutes are giving to what they love all across the country. Let’s see if we can get this map filled in before Bjug Day comes to a close at midnight! πŸ•› 

Do you know a Lute in Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Vermont or West Virginia? Give them a call and invite them to give to what they love! πŸ’›

45 days ago by Teddy Wingo
"Why we're matching gifts to the Internship Fund this Bjug Day"

Jim (’78) Fredricksen shares why he and his wife Jane Fredricksen are offering a dollar-for-dollar match for gifts to the Internship Fund this Bjug Day:

β€œMy motivation for helping students at PLU probably started when attending PLU. Professors and administrators helped write references and made connections leading to part-time jobs in areas that I was actually interested in pursuing. They cared about and showed an interest in me. I’ve always thought I was lucky to have had their support. 

"After graduation Jane and I, plus our close circle of friends, had a chance to get to know Mr. Bill Crooks, a professor in the School of Business, and his dear wife Bobbe. They took an interest in us, as Lute grads, golfers, friends and were always interested in our careers.  We also saw how they interacted with students, developed a network with the local business community, and spent hours supporting the youth of the greater Tacoma area. What super role models and friends they were!

"After spending time with the PLU’s Business Advisory Board, plus engaging with students as a mentor, it seemed pretty clear that securing meaningful internships prior to graduation continued to be a priority. Unfortunately, not all internships are paid affairs. We came up with a plan to create a fund that could assist a wide range of students as they were beginning internships in areas that they really wanted to explore. This seemed like an immediate need that needed attention

"Last spring we were able to help over 20 students who needed a variety of assistance (tech support, transportation assistance, living expenses, etc.). The fun part was enabling the students to select the internship that they wanted, and hope that their experience was altogether more positive. Hopefully the short- and long-term feedback from these students will parallel the positive experience I’ve had in being part of the PLU community through the years.  Go Lutes."  

47 days ago by Teddy Wingo
πŸ“£ Share what you love about PLU! πŸ“£

This Bjug Day we’re asking you and other Lutes around the world to share what you love about PLU

Here are just some of the amazing responses we’ve received, so far! Just complete this short survey to share your message — photos and videos welcome! 

β€œI went to PLU to become a Nurse. The Nursing Program was hard but wonderful! When at college, I worked 12 hours/week in the Computer Center as part of my financial aid package. At that time it was located in the basement of the library. My future husband, Damon Wright worked as a Programmer/Analyst in the Center. We met, fell in love, and were married a year later. We just celebrated our 48th anniversary! I am grateful for PLU’s undergraduate program, and the fact that the Lord brought my husband and I together there. πŸ₯°β€ — Karen Wright ’76

β€œI don't have a student experience from which to draw so I am β€˜late to the table’ in that regard. However, as arts enthusiasts my husband and I are most impressed with PLU's music, theatre and lecture programs and appreciate them being open to the community and enriching our lives. Thank you!” —Linda Yates, Friend of PLU

β€œAs a non-traditional student that came into PLU, the staff, students, and other members were more than welcoming. I was terrified to go back to school with the fear of being older than my peers and working multiple jobs potentially hindering my success. But everyone at PLU cheered me on, became my peers, and helped me successfully become who I am today.” — Emily Stoen ’19

πŸ“£ Share your PLU story or what you love about PLU with us today! πŸ“£

50 days ago by Teddy Wingo
Want to get swag? πŸ’›πŸ§” Sign up to volunteer by Oct. 3 β˜‘οΈ

You only have a few DAYS LEFT to get special Bjug Day swag. Just sign up as a SociaLute social media volunteer by Oct. 3.

 

When you sign up by Oct. 3, you’ll get your own paper PLU heart πŸ’›, Bjug beard πŸ§”, and special bonus surprise ✨ mailed to you — all in time for Bjug Day on Oct. 19-20. 

After you sign up, all you have to do is stay tuned. We’ll connect you with all the support you need to help make this the best Bjug Day yet — for you and for PLU! 

πŸ’› Sign me up! πŸ’›

64 days ago by Andrea Michelbach
About Bjug Day

PLU's annual Bjug Day of Giving is a joyful πŸŽ‰ and big-hearted tradition πŸ’› named after PLU's bearded founder, the Rev. Bjug Harstad. πŸ§”

During Bjug Day, people across the world come together to celebrate πŸ‘ and invest 🌱in what they love through PLU. πŸ’› 

We do this because we know that students and alumni with a PLU education are leaders helping to make their communities 🀝 and the earth 🌎 a better place for everyone, including each of us. 

64 days ago by Andrea Michelbach

πŸ’› Where Lutes Are Giving πŸ’›
AreaDonors$ Raised
Area of Greatest Need240$58,674
PLU Fund Scholarships43$9,306
Class of 1971 Endowed Gap Scholarship0$0
PLU Fund0$0
Class Year LeaderboardThe Class Year Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20255$425
20246$782
20234$561
20222$160
20213$250
20201$480
20192$223
20174$325
20163$160
20156$840
20142$25
20134$401
20123$470
20116$1,331
20103$350
20097$466
20085$370
20079$721
20061$250
20054$2,491
20047$1,475
20032$750
20023$550
20011$100
20001$500
19992$3,200
19982$650
19972$263
19962$450
19941$75
19934$270
19913$1,121
19904$11,250
19896$726
19882$250
19871$75
19862$70
19842$220
19837$1,400
19823$2,200
19815$1,026
19803$1,100
19791$100
19783$625
19771$150
19762$250
19753$1,270
19743$350
19735$1,425
19726$3,475
19713$400
19704$4,821
19695$6,100
19682$700
19673$3,000
19661$9,000
19651$250
19641$100
19622$300
19601$200
19591$100
19572$150
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