Scholarship Opportunities

We are proud to offer a number of scholarships to help fund your Gonzaga experience. Several of our scholarships are awarded based on the Common Application for admission, and others require a separate application.


The scholarships outlined below will be awarded to applicants for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please contact the Office of Admission with any questions you may have.

The Gonzaga Guarantee

If you choose to attend Gonzaga University, we guarantee your Gonzaga-funded scholarships and grants will not decrease if you maintain good academic standing, as defined in the Gonzaga catalogue, during your continuous four-year enrollment.

(Please note: Restrictions apply for a small number of special programs. For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.)

Gonzaga Merit Scholarships:

  • All students who complete the Application for Admission are automatically considered for one of several need-blind scholarships, no separate application forms are required.
  • Freshmen scholarships range from $3,500 to $16,000 per year and are guaranteed for four years (as long as the student enters as a freshman and maintains good academic standing)
  • Transfer scholarships range from $11,000 to $14,000 per year and are guaranteed for two years (as long as the student maintains good academic standing)
  • Criteria for the scholarship include difficulty of curriculum, grade point average, SAT or ACT test scores, extracurricular activities, recommendations, quality of the essay, and optional interview.

Girls and Boys State Scholarships:

  • Available to selected high school seniors who list their participation in this program on the Application for Admission, no separate application is required.
  • Four delegates (two female and two male) will be chosen from each of the following states to receive a one-time award of $500: Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

INCOMING FRESHMEN
(* denotes scholarship is also available for transfer students with less than 30 semester or 45 quarter credits)

Scholarships Which Require Separate Applications Eligibility Value of Award How to Apply

* Dauna Leigh Bauer Scholarships

Academically outstanding and involved high school graduates with demonstrated financial need.

  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.75 
  • Minimum test scores of 1250 SAT (Combined Critical Reading and Math) OR 28 ACT 
  • Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submitted by February 1

$2000/year

Download application
Apply online

Postmark deadline:
February 1st

* Joseph M. Cataldo, S.J. Scholarships

Academically outstanding and involved Catholic high school graduates with demonstrated leadership and service to others.

  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.75 
  • Minimum test scores of 1250 SAT (Combined Critical Reading and Math) OR 28 ACT 

$5000/year

Download application
Apply online

Postmark deadline:
February 1st

* Gonzaga Entrepreneurial Scholar

Academically outstanding with an understanding of, and passion for, entrepreneurship and a record of service and extracurricular involvement.

  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 
  • Minimum test scores of 1250 SAT (Combined Critical Reading and Math) OR 28 ACT

$5000/year

Download application
Apply online

Postmark deadline:
February 1st

Gonzaga Science Scholar

Seeking talented students with a desire to improve the world through science. 

  • Incoming Freshman student
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5
  • Pursuing a major in Biology
  • Community service and/or activism 


$5000/year for up to four years

Download application
Apply online 

Postmark deadline:
February 1st 

Honors Program

Acceptance into the Honors Program through an application and interview process as well as:

  • Intellectual achievement, leadership skills, self expression, and service to others
  • Typically a 3.7+ GPA in the most rigorous courses offered
  • 1350+ SAT (Critical Reading + Math) or 30+ ACT

$1000/year plus waiver of fees for excess credits

Apply online
-or-
Contact Admissions at
(800) 322-2584

Postmark deadline:
February 1st

* Charlotte Y. Martin Scholarship

Academically outstanding and involved Montana high school graduates with demonstrated leadership and service to others.

  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 
  • Montana high school graduate

$5000/year

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Apply online

Postmark deadline:
February 1st

Joseph C. Metcalfe Scholarships

Awarded to students with physical disabilities and demonstrated financial need.

  • Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1
  • Two letters of recommendation
varies

Download application
Apply online

Postmark deadline:
February 1st

Christopher M. West Scholarships

Students who demonstrates humanitarianism through membership in honorary service clubs, participation in community service organizations, or individual humanitarian interests.

Must fit one of the criteria below :

  • Reside in Spokane County
  • Reside in Sandpoint, ID 
  • Graduate of Xavier Prep in Palm Desert, CA
  • Child of a Gonzaga graduate who served in the military
varies

Download application
Apply online

Send application to:
Christopher M. West Memorial Scholarship Committee
c/o Asst. Director of Financial Aid
502 E Boone Ave - AD Box 72
Spokane, WA 99258

Postmark deadline:
February 1st

Daniel G. Brajcich Scholarships

Awarded to outstanding high school graduates who demonstrate financial need and intend to enroll in the School of Business at Gonzaga.

  • Intend to enroll at Gonzaga with a major in the School of Business Administration
  • Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submitted by February 1

$2,500/year

Download application
Apply online

Postmark deadline:
February 1st

Ignatian Leaders Scholarship (ILS)

ILS is a leadership scholarship that rewards and helps to develop the Ignatian style of servant leadership.

Criteria for nomination and self-nomination:

  • Student must be in the top of his/her high school class in academic performance
  • At least two years of demonstrated leadership activities
  • At least two years of demonstrated community service activities 
Click here for more information regarding criteria for nomination and self-nomination

$6000/year

Counselors who wish to nominate a student who fits the nomination criteria should send the students contact information including e-mail address to ILScholarship@gonzaga.edu

Postmark deadline:
January 8, 2014

Charlotte Y. Martin Native American Scholarship

Awarded to a student who is enrolled in or descends from a federal and/or state recognized tribe.

  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.1 
  • Or transfer student GPA of 3.0
$5,000/ year

Download application
Apply online

Postmark deadline:
February 1st

Lyle Moore Scholarships

Awarded to academically outstanding students who are involved in the arts -- music, theater, or visual art.

  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 
  • Minimum test scores of 1200 SAT (Combined Critical Reading and Math) OR 26 ACT
$5,000/ year

Download application
Apply online

Postmark deadline:
February 1st
Act Six Scholarship

The Act Six Scholarship is for emerging urban and community leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.

  • Students must be from Tacoma, Seattle, or Spokane areas. 
  • For a complete list of eligibilty and requirments visit the Act Six website

Full Tuition/Full Need

Application deadline:
October 28, 2014 
ALL INCOMING FRESHMEN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS
ALL INCOMING FRESHMEN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS
Scholarships Which Require Separate Applications Eligibility Value of Award How to Apply

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Awarded to qualified individuals who are high performers with leadership potential. Additional funding available for ROTC Scholarship winners. 

up to full ride and stipend

Contact LTC Alan Westfield in Military Science at
(800) 449-3959
(509) 313-6517
-or-
westfield@gonzaga.edu

Deadline: November 15th

Music Scholarships

Granted each year to students regardless of their intended major. Awards are given based on:

  • Acceptance to the University
  • Application submission to the Music Department
  • Audition (live or CD)
  • Financial need

varies

Contact the Music Department at hekmatpanah@gonzaga.edu
-or-
(509) 313-6733.

Deadline: February 14th

TRANSFER STUDENTS
(must have more than 30 semester or 45 quarter credits; does not apply to dually-enrolled high school students)

Scholarships Which Require Separate Application

Eligibility Value of Award How to Apply

Transfer Opportunity Scholarships

Available to sophomore and junior transfer students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement at an accredited college, and intend to pursue a bachelors degree full-time.

$4000/year

Download application

Postmark deadline:
April 1st for Fall
November 15th for Spring

Phi Theta Kappa

Transfer students who list their participation (for at least one year) in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

$3000/year

Must list participation on the Application for Admission


For questions regarding the Ignatian Leaders Scholarship, please contact Erik Hoffman at (800) 322-2584 ext. 6285.

For questions regarding the Bauer, Brajcich, Cataldo, Martin,Martin Native American, Lyle Moore, Entrepreneurial, and Science scholarships, please contact Guillermo Espinosa at (800) 322-2584 ext. 6574. 

For all other scholarship and financial aid questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (800) 793-1716.

***Outside Scholarship Opportunities exist through many organizations within your community, and we encourage you to pursue them whenever possible. Contact your guidance counselor or check with service organizations such as Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club, and Elks Club. Other possible sponsors include employers, parent's employers, trade associations, banks, credit unions, corporations, schools, and churches.