For 40 years Gonzaga University’s Alumni Association has been awarding scholarships to the children, grandchildren, or siblings of our alumni. What started out as three $300 awards has become over 46 awards totaling more than $145,000 each year. Since the scholarship began, we have given out over 2,250 scholarships, totaling over $2.9 million.
To be eligible for the scholarship, recipients must apply for the award and have a current FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid Office. A committee of Alumni Association board members reviews the applications, which include an essay, list of community service activities, academic achievement and financial aid needs. The top rising senior applicant is awarded the $10,000 Leppek Award while the top junior receives the $7,500 Schafer Family Award. Additional scholarships of $2,500 are given based upon the same criteria, until all funds are expended. These awards are also open to incoming freshman who meet the criteria.
For more information on the Alumni Association Scholarship program, contact the Alumni Association, at 509.313.5999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.