The Center for Community Action and Service Learning at Gonzaga University has instituted the Service Immersion Scholarship in order to provide greater access to Gonzaga students to engage in service. We believe that the cost of Service Immersion programs should not be a deterrent to those who are eager and committed to perform works of outreach and community service. The financial support of this scholarship is intended to foster student leadership development by encouraging civic engagement, service, and community outreach. Service Immersion Scholarships are available to students who have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have demonstrated that they need funding to pay for school. Students experiencing loss of family income or other financial hardships may also apply.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of CCASL staff who will award the scholarships based on the number of applicants and availability of funds. Scholarship awards will cover the $150 registration fee and $200 towards fundraising. Mission: Possible scholarship recipients are responsible for fundraising the remaining amount of $350 towards the program cost. The Justice in January scholarship award will cover the $100 registration fee and $300 towards the program cost. The JIJ student is responsible for fundraising the remaining $275 and the cost of transportation to their particular site. Eligible students can receive this scholarship award up to two times during their studies at Gonzaga University.
Open to Gonzaga University undergraduate students in good standing with Student Development, and a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Applicants must complete all necessary paperwork and meet program requirements. Students must complete the general application, response to scholarship questions, and submit one recommendation from a GU faculty or staff member in sealed envelopes. First year students may include recommendations from past institutions.
Preference will be given to students who have:
Documented Financial Need
Explained how a service immersion experience will enable them to expand and enrich their experience at Gonzaga.
Exemplified qualities of a good ambassador for the university through leadership, multi-cultural sensitivity, strong communication skills, and a desire to engage others.
Service Immersion Application DeadlinesApplications are due one week prior to registration for priority consideration.
Please click here for the full application form.