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Scholarship Opportunities

Gonzaga recognizes student achievement through its scholarship program; 98% of incoming students receive merit scholarships. Learn more about the scholarship opportunities available at Gonzaga below.

As you view our scholarships below, we also invite you to explore why a Gonzaga education is an excellent investment.

The Gonzaga Guarantee

If you choose to attend Gonzaga University, we guarantee your Gonzaga-funded scholarships and grants will not decrease if you maintain good academic standing, as defined in the Gonzaga catalog, during your continuous full-time four-year enrollment.

(Please note: Restrictions apply for a small number of special programs. For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.)

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  • All students who complete the Application for Admission are automatically considered for one of several need-blind scholarships, no separate application forms are required.
  • Criteria for the scholarship include difficulty of curriculum, grade point average, SAT or ACT test scores, extracurricular activities, recommendations, quality of the essay, and optional interview.
  • First-Year scholarships range from $9,000 to $22,000 per year and are guaranteed for four years (applies to entering freshman and first-year transfers entering with less than 30 semester credits).
  • Transfer scholarships range from $11,000 to $21,000. 
    • Students entering with 31-59 transfer credits are guaranteed scholarship for up to 6 semesters.
    • Students entering with 60+ transfer credits are guaranteed scholarship for up to 4 semesters.
  • 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.  For more information, please refer to the Gonzaga Guarantee Policy.
 
  • We encourage all applicants to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filing the FAFSA may qualify students for other institutional, state, and federal funding. 
  • Gonzaga's Federal School Code is 003778.
  • The FAFSA will be available starting October 1. We encourage families to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible.
  • FAFSA Filing Priority Consideration Dates
    • First-year students - February 1
    • Transfer students - March 1
 
 

External Scholarship Database

In addition to the list below, review the External Scholarship Database to access, search and apply for other scholarship opportunities that are not directly affiliated with Gonzaga. 

Gonzaga Scholarships for First-Year Students

(* denotes scholarship is also available for transfer students with less than 30 semester or 45 quarter credits)

Eligibility

Academically outstanding and involved high school graduates with demonstrated financial need.

  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.75 
  • Meet one of the following:
    • SAT score of at least 1310 (Math and Evidence-based Reading and Writing)
    • ACT score of at least 28 (composite)
    • Complete ten (10) Honors, AP, IB, or Cambridge Courses (or similar advanced coursework) during high school. This may include college coursework through programs like College in the High School, Dual Enrollment, or full-time Running Start college coursework. 
    Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submitted by February 1

Value of Award

$2,000/year

How to Apply

Postmark deadline: February 1st

 

Eligibility

Awarded to outstanding high school graduates who demonstrate financial need and intend to enroll in the School of Business Administration at Gonzaga.

  • Intend to enroll at Gonzaga with a major in the School of Business Administration (including those interested in accounting)
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5
  • Meet one of the following:
    • SAT score of at least 1230 (Math and Evidence-based Reading and Writing)
    • ACT score of at least 26 (composite)
    • Complete eight (8) Honors, AP, IB, or Cambridge Courses (or similar advanced coursework) during high school. This may include college coursework through programs like College in the High School, Dual Enrollment, or full-time Running Start college coursework.
  • Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submitted by February 1

Value of Award

$2,500/year

How to Apply

Postmark deadline: February 1st
 

Eligibility

Academically outstanding and involved Catholic high school graduates with demonstrated leadership and service to others.

  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.75 
  • Meet one of the following:
    • SAT score of at least 1310 (Math and Evidence-based Reading and Writing)
    • ACT score of at least 28 (composite)
    • Complete ten (10) Honors, AP, IB, or Cambridge Courses (or similar advanced coursework) during high school. This may include college coursework through programs like College in the High School, Dual Enrollment, or full-time Running Start college coursework.

Value of Award

$5,000/year

How to Apply

Postmark deadline: February 1st
 

Eligibility

Students who wish to study abroad at Gonzaga's campus in Florence, Italy.

  • Apply for this scholarship as an incoming, first-year student
  • Enroll at Gonzaga University
  • Demonstrate financial need indicated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA higher than 2.5 at Gonzaga
  • Be in good standing with Gonzaga’s Student Development Office, which gives approval to students studying abroad. 

Value of Award

$5,000 awarded junior year to study abroad at Gonzaga's campus in Florence, Italy

How to Apply

Postmark deadline: February 1st
 

Eligibility

Awarded to students whose commitment to academic excellence, leadership potential, and community service are evident in their high school and pre-collegiate involvement.

  • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.5 (at the time of application for this scholarship)
  • Meet one of the following:
    • SAT score of at least 1310 (Math and Evidence-based Reading and Writing)
    • ACT score of at least 28 (composite)
    • Complete ten (10) Honors, AP, IB, or Cambridge Courses (or similar advanced coursework) during high school. This may include college coursework through programs like College in the High School, Dual Enrollment, or full-time Running Start college coursework.

Value of Award

$5,000/year

How to Apply

Postmark deadline: February 1st
 

Eligibility

The Center for Global Engagement Global Diversity Scholarship (CGE-GDS) recognizes the academic achievement and potential of international students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspective, will impact the education of Gonzaga’s global community.

  • Must be an international student intending to study on a non-immigrant visa (F-1, J-1, etc.)
  • Complete the application for admission by February 1 (fall) or November 15 (spring)

Value of Award

Value of award varies

How to Apply

Postmark deadline: March 1st (fall) and December 1st (spring)
 

Eligibility

Acceptance into the Honors Program through an application and interview process as well as:

  • Intellectual achievement, leadership skills, self expression, and service to others
  • Typically a 3.7+ GPA in the most rigorous courses offered
  • Approximately 1380+ SAT OR 30+ ACT

Value of Award

$1,000/year plus waiver of fees for excess credits

How to Apply

Postmark deadline:
January 16th (extended) - 1st Pool (Early Action Applicants)
February 13th (extended) - 2nd Pool (for Early Action and Regular Decision Applicants)
 

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Contact Admissions at (800) 322-2584

 

Eligibility

Academically outstanding and involved Montana high school graduates with demonstrated leadership and service to others.

  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 
  • Montana high school graduate

Value of Award

$5,000/year

How to Apply

Postmark deadline: February 1st
 

Eligibility

Awarded to a student who is enrolled in or descends from a federal and/or state recognized tribe.

  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.1 
  • Or transfer student GPA of 3.0

Value of Award

$5,000/year

How to Apply

Postmark deadline: February 1st
 

Eligibility

Students who demonstrate humanitarianism through membership in honorary service clubs, participation in community service organizations, or individual humanitarian interests. Each year, approximately ten (10) new scholarships are awarded. Must fit one of the criteria below :

  • Reside in Spokane County
  • Reside in Sandpoint, ID 
  • Graduate of Xavier Prep in Palm Desert, CA
  • Child of a Gonzaga graduate who served in the military

Value of Award

Awards are variable, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000/year

How to Apply

Postmark deadline: February 1st
 

Eligibility

The Act Six Scholarship is for emerging urban and community leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.

  • Students must be from Tacoma, Seattle, or Spokane areas. 
  • For a complete list of eligibility and requirements visit the Act Six website

Value of Award

Full Tuition/Full Need

How to Apply

 
 

Gonzaga Scholarships for First-Year and Transfer Students

Eligibility

Awarded to qualified individuals who are high performers with leadership potential. Additional funding available for ROTC Scholarship winners. Learn more about ROTC.

Value of Award

Up to full ride and stipend

How to Apply

Deadline: November 15th

Contact LTC Alan Westfield in Military Science at
(800) 449-3959 / (509) 313-6517
westfield@gonzaga.edu

 

Eligibility

  • To be eligible for the Alumni Association Scholarship, you must be a child, grandchild, or sibling of a Gonzaga Alumnus. 
  • Scholarship awards are only applicable to Gonzaga University Undergraduate studies; recipients must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits per semester).
  • Learn more about the Gonzaga Alumni Scholarships here.

Value of Award

$2,500 up to $15,000 awarded annually

How to Apply

Deadline: February 1st
 

Eligibility

Granted each year to students regardless of their intended major. Awards are given based on:

  • Acceptance to the University
  • Application submission to the Music Department
  • Audition (live or CD)

Learn more about Music Scholarships here.

Value of Award

Varies

How to Apply

Postmark deadline: February 1st

Contact the Music Department at westerhaus@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-6737

 
 

Gonzaga Scholarships for Transfer Students

(must have more than 30 semester or 45 quarter credits; does not apply to Running Start or dually-enrolled high school students)

Eligibility

Available to sophomore and junior transfer students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement at an accredited college, and intend to pursue a bachelors degree full-time.

Value of Award

$4,000/year

How to Apply

Postmark Deadline: April 1st for Fall or November 15th for Spring
 

Eligibility

Transfer students who list their participation (for at least one year) in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Value of Award

$3,000/year

How to Apply

Must list participation on the Application for Admission

 

For questions regarding the Bauer, Brajcich, Cataldo, Gonzaga in Florence, Gonzaga Leaders, Martin, and Martin Native American scholarships, please contact Matt Lyons at (800) 322-2584 ext. 6635. 

For all other scholarship and financial aid questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (800) 793-1716.

***Additional External Scholarship 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 places of worship.

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Gonzaga Guarantee

We guarantee your Gonzaga-funded scholarships and grants for four years of continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment.

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Scholarship Database

Find other scholarship programs across the nation through Gonzaga's scholarship database.

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