Grants and Scholarships from Gonzaga
Types of Merit Scholarships include: Trustee, Regent, Dean's, Dussault, Achievement, Aloysius, Excellence, Enrichment, University and Garvin. All students who complete the Application for Admission are automatically considered for one of several scholarships; no separate application forms are required. Criteria for the scholarship include difficulty of curriculum, grade point average, extracurricular activities, recommendations, quality of writing in the application, optional SAT or ACT test scores, and optional interview.
Students offered a merit scholarship must be admitted to the University, enrolled in 12+ credits each term, and maintain good academic standing to guarantee continuous scholarship. Merit scholarships are automatically renewable for the duration of a student's undergraduate studies. For more information, please refer to the Gonzaga Guarantee Policy.
Additional information about merit scholarships for first-year students is available at gonzaga.edu/scholarships.
Joseph Cataldo, SJ Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with financial need who graduated from catholic high schools.
Joseph Cataldo, SJ was a Jesuit priest and pioneer in the Pacific Northwest. Father Cataldo founded Gonzaga University in 1887.
The Myrtle E. Woldson Scholarship is awarded to students with high financial need who have demonstrated a commitment to service, social justice, leadership, and community engagements. No application required; eligible recipients are identified by the admissions and financial aid office.
Miss Myrtle E. Woldson was a true friend of Gonzaga and patron of the City of Spokane. Miss Woldson had close ties to Gonzaga for more than five decades. Her generosity to many causes in our region over time is but one of the great expressions of her legacy of love.
This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Business with high financial need. No application required; recipients are identified by the financial aid and admissions offices.
Professor Dan Brajcich taught accounting at Gonzaga, his teaching career at Gonzaga spanned over five decades. In 1987 Grateful alumni founded the Daniel Brajcich Scholarship to assist students interested in pursuing a business degree at Gonzaga University.
The Dauna Leigh Bauer Scholarship is for students with high financial need. No application required; eligible recipients are identified by the financial aid office.
Dauna Leigh Bauer was a dedicated teacher and civil servant. Shortly before her death, she established the Dauna Leigh Bauer Foundation. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to provide scholarships to those students wishing to attend Gonzaga University who would be unable to attend without the scholarship or who have no means or very limited means of financially supporting their higher education.
The Christopher M. West Memorial Scholarship was established by relatives and friends of Christopher M. West to assist first-year students entering Gonzaga University. Scholarships of varying amounts are offered annually to residents of Spokane County, WA and Sandpoint, ID, to graduates of Xavier Prep in Palm Desert, CA, and to children of Gonzaga graduates who served in the military.
For additional information, and to apply, visit the Christopher M. West Memorial Scholarship webpage.
The Phyllis Grace Mozilo Scholarship is awarded to exceptional students with high financial need who have demonstrated a commitment to service, social justice, leadership, and community engagements. No application required; eligible recipients are identified by the admissions and financial aid office.
Phyllis Mozilo, herself a wonderful and long-standing friend of Gonzaga, always encouraged young people to pursue education as a path to a better life, and always sought to support those who - like herself- came from an economically challenged background.
The Gonzaga Access Pledge is Gonzaga's full-tuition commitment to bridge the gap for college funding.
The Gonzaga Access Pledge provides grant and scholarship aid to cover the cost of tuition for first-year students throughout Washington state who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant. The Federal Pell Grant is a financial aid program awarded to students who show exceptional financial need.
To be eligible for the Gonzaga Access Pledge:
- A student must be admitted to Gonzaga as a first-year student.
- Must have a permanent address in the state of Washington, (some students from Oregon and Montana may also qualify).
- Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.
Washington State College Grant and College Bound
The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of Washington state financial aid offered to eligible students who enroll in middle school and meet the pledge requirements. Amount varies, up to $2,256/year. Students are automatically enrolled in College Bound if they are enrolled in a Washington state public school and eligible for free or reduced price lunch in 7th, 8th or 9th grade. Students will also be automatically enrolled if they are in Washington state foster care or a dependent of Washington state between 7th grade and high school graduation. As part of the College Bound Scholarship sign-up process, students pledge to do the following:
- Graduate from a Washington state high school or approved home school program with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher.
- Have no felony convictions.
- Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) beginning their senior year.