Charlotte Y. Martin Native American Scholarship

$20,000 over four years

Awarded to a High-Achieving Native American Student

Criteria For Application:

  • May be either a first-year or transfer Native American student.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.1 for high school applicants.
  • Transfer students should have at least one academic year of college-level work completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Complete and submit the Application for Admission to Gonzaga University by February 1.
  • Complete the Charlotte Y. Martin Native American Scholarship Application, including required essays, by February 1.
  • Be enrolled in or descend from a federal and/or state recognized tribe.

Postmarked deadline for completed applications is February 1.

 The Charlotte Y. Martin Native American Scholarship was established by the Charlotte Y. Martin Foundation at Gonzaga University to honor outstanding Native American students seeking to pursue their college degree at Gonzaga.  Charlotte Y. Martin was a native of Montana and a beloved benefactor of Gonzaga University.

Gonzaga is a Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts university dedicated to the education of the whole person. Gonzaga provides a nationally-commended education founded on classical principles, with a commitment to diversity.

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Part One: Applicant Information

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Part Two: Short Answer Question

Please answer both questions and limit your answers to 250 words or less for both questions combined:

1) Define, in your own terms, what it means to be a servant leader.

2) Describe an experience where you demonstrated leadership and integrity.

Part Three: Essay

In an essay of no more than 500 words, please explain how your Native American heritage has shaped your outlook on life and how your experiences will positively affect the Gonzaga community.

Please include a short heading with your name and the name of this scholarship at the top of your essay.

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