Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship

Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship Criteria

  • Open to full-time undergraduate students in their junior or senior year (or in the 5th year of education studies) during the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Have a cumulative Gonzaga GPA of at least a 3.0.
  • Applicants must show commitment to community service, leadership, education, compassion and dedication to the University's mission.
Interested in applying for the Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship?

Scholarship Submission Checklist

  • Complete the Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship Application electronic form by selecting the "Get Started" option above.
  • Submit a 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to Gonzaga and demonstrate financial need (as determined by the FAFSA). The 2024-2025 FAFSA will not be available to complete until December 2023.  Please complete the FAFSA at
  • Personal essay which illustrates your strong commitment to community service, compassion, and the University's mission.  Share specific examples from past or present volunteer work and explain their impact on you.  Describe how these experiences influence your current service involvement and outline your future plans for community contribution.   
  • You will need two recommendation letters from distinct sources - a current mentor, supervisor, instructor or advisor.  They should be able to vouch for your character, your dedication to community service and social justice, and/or your commitment to teaching or working with children.  Letters of recommendation can be submitted directly to the Office of Financial Aid via email at  

Please submit your application electronically and upload your essay through the electronic application.  Letters of recommendation can be uploaded through the electronic application or submitted via the Secure Document Upload, by February 1, 2024.  Recipients will be selected by June 1, 2024.

Selection Process

  • Applications are reviewed by a committee of GU faculty/staff members.  Only completed applications received by the deadline date of February 1, 2024 will be reviewed.  The committee will select Scholars, and recipients will be informed when finalists have been chosen.    
  • Each Scholar will receive a $5,000 scholarship ($2,500 per semester) of full-time enrollment, in addition to any other institutional aid previously awarded (not to exceed the total cost of tuition).  The scholarship is renewable dependent on continued funding by the benefactor, and if the student continues to meet scholarship criteria.  Any scholarship recipient who is later determined to be ineligible for the award will be notified of ineligibility in writing, and the award revoked.  
  • Scholars are honored at an annual banquet in the fall hosted by the Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation.  During the banquet, recipients are asked to share the highlights or successes of their time at Gonzaga with fellow scholars, family and friends, the Rogers family, and University representatives.
  • New Rogers Scholars are presented with a ring at the banquet -- a gift and symbol from the Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation which commemorates their achievements.