Empowering Future Leaders

The Plum Cares Academic Scholarship Program (PCAS) stands as a testament to Plum's unwavering commitment to nurturing the educational aspirations of young, talented individuals. At Plum, we firmly believe that education is the key to unlocking boundless opportunities, and we take immense pride in extending this scholarship to empower deserving students to pursue their dreams.

The Scholarship's Purpose:
Plum established PCAS in collaboration with the Plum Cares Collection. This initiative is designed to inspire the next generation of student-athletes by offering an academic scholarship to a graduating high school senior who hasn't been awarded a full athletic scholarship. We understand that student-athletes often face unique challenges, balancing rigorous training and competition schedules that may limit their participation in extracurricular activities compared to their peers.

Application Requirements:
To be eligible for the PCAS, applicants must meet specific criteria. They are required to complete a written essay that showcases their passion, determination, and goals. Additionally, applicants should provide an official transcript demonstrating their academic achievements. To further assess their individual excellence, we consider their volunteer and work experience, engagement in extracurricular activities, and overall academic performance.

Notable Recipients:
The PCAS has already significantly impacted the lives of several outstanding students. Here are some of the notable recipients in recent years:

  • 2023: Sophie Vonderlage - University of Kentucky ($1,500)
    Sophie's dedication to both academics and athletics made her a deserving recipient. Her commitment to excellence shines through her achievements.
  • 2022: Brianna Rott - Northeastern University ($2,500)
    Brianna's inspiring journey and unwavering determination earned her recognition as a PCAS recipient. Her scholarship will aid her in pursuing her dreams at Northeastern University.
  • 2022: Logan Tridel - University of Miami ($2,500)
    Logan's exemplary dedication to academics and sports made him a standout choice for the PCAS. He is set to make a difference at the University of Miami
  • 2021: Elena Pauker - Washington University ($5,000)
    Elena's outstanding accomplishments and her passion for making a difference in the world were celebrated through the PCAS, providing her with the means to attend Washington University.
  • 2020: Julia Peters - George Washington University ($5,000)
    Julia's commitment to her education and community service earned her the PCAS, supporting her endeavors at George Washington University.
  • 2019: Hannah Kwak - Augustana College ($5,000)
    Hannah's impressive academic achievements and dedication to her pursuits were recognized through the PCAS, helping her excel at Augustana College.
  • 2018: Shannon Sklow - University of California ($2,500)
    Shannon's commitment to her education and athletic pursuits earned her recognition as a PCAS recipient, supporting her journey at the University of California.

The Plum Cares Academic Scholarship Program embodies our dedication to empowering the next generation of student-athletes who strive for excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits. As we continue to support the dreams and aspirations of talented individuals, we look forward to witnessing the positive impact these scholars will make on our world. Together, we can unlock a brighter future through education and determination.

2024 Plum Cares Academic Scholarship Application

  • Submission Deadline:  5:00 PM EST, Friday, May 3, 2024.
  • Award Announcement: Friday, May 31, 2024.