Grants & Scholarships


New Students

Many students admitted to Gonzaga receive scholarships on the basis of academic merit. These scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admission and are based on numerous factors, including high school grade point average, co-curricular activities and involvement, standardized test scores, and high school teacher/counselor recommendations. These scholarships are renewable as established by the Gonzaga Guarantee. Additional scholarship opportunities for special, merit-based awards for new students are also available. These scholarships require a separate application and can be found on our Admissions site.

Continuing Students

Continuing students are encouraged to check with their academic advisor or department chair for merit-based scholarship opportunities, as most Gonzaga scholarships for continuing students are offered through the specific departments of study. These scholarships may require a separate application. Other opportunities are occasionally listed in Morning Mail when the Financial Aid Office is notified of these opportunities.

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are widely available through many different sources. The Financial Aid Office communicates some scholarship opportunities through Morning Mail and maintains a scholarship database containing scholarships we feel are a good fit for our students. Students are advised to thoroughly research an organization prior to submitting a scholarship application. Any student using the Internet to apply for scholarships should be aware of possible scams. Please be aware that you should never pay for scholarship information.

Search for a Scholarship

Other 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.

National scholarship search engines provide scholarship information for students as well. Some of these scholarship search websites are listed below. Gonzaga University does not guarantee the accuracy of the information found of the sites listed, and does not take responsibility for any information published therein.

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