Alumni Scholarship

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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 2100 scholarships, totaling over $2.5 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 applicant is awarded the $15,000 Leppek Award while the next receives the $10,000 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 the Alumni Association, at 509.313.5999 or


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Alumni Scholarship Application

Click here for more information about how to apply for the 2019-2020 Alumni Association Scholarship. Applications are due February 1st, 2019 at midnight.

Alumni Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Alumni Scholarship recipients! Read more about them here.

Contact the Alumni Association

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502 E. Boone
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-5999