Alumni Association Scholarship
The Alumni Association Scholarship program started back in 1978 by awarding three scholarships totaling $900. It was a start! Fast forward 30+ years: as of this year the program has awarded 820 scholarships totaling $1,354,000. For the year just ended, 38 scholarships were awarded totaling $152,500.The program is going strong, thanks to the loyal support of Gonzaga alumni who continue to give to the fund year after year through Alumni Association memberships (70 percent of the dues go straight to the fund), the annual Alumni Association Scholarship benefit, and outright gifts.
Recipients must have a family member who graduated from Gonzaga (parent, grandparent, sibling), and must apply for the award. A committee of Alumni Association board members chooses recipients based upon their applications, which include an essay, list of community service activities, academic achievement, and financial need.
The top applicant is awarded the Leppek Award of $15,000, and the next most highly rated applicant receives the Schafer Family Award. Additional scholarships of $5,000 and $2,500 are given based upon the same criteria until all funds are expended.
For more information on the Alumni Association Scholarship program, contact Bob Finn, director of the Alumni Association, at 509.313.6100 or email@example.com. If you would like to support the Alumni Association Scholarship with a gift, you can give securely online at www.gonzaga.edu/makeagift or check out the How To Give section of this site.