Dauna Leigh Bauer Scholarship

$8,000 over four years

Awarded to Outstanding Students with Financial Need

To apply, students must:

  • Complete the Application for Admission to Gonzaga University by February 1
  • Complete the Dauna Leigh Bauer Scholarship Application by February 1
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75
  • Complete 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) during high school (evaluated based on transcript submitted with the application for admission)
  • Submit an essay on the topic provided
  • To apply online, you must complete the scholarship application during this session. You will not have the ability to save your work. To help you speed the process, you may cut and paste your essay responses from a word document.

Postmarked deadline for completed applications is February 1.

The Dauna Leigh Bauer Scholarship was established in memory of Dauna Leigh Bauer, a Gonzaga graduate who pursued a career in government service where she received numerous awards for excellence and achievement. Dauna was a woman with a keen sense of responsibility and deep appreciation for the importance of education. She wished that scholarships be awarded to students who share her sense of responsibility and appreciation for education. 

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

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PART ONE: Applicant Information
While there is no legal obligation to do so, once you have become established in your occupation or career, will you consider repayment of the Dauna Leigh Bauer Scholarship so that Gonzaga University may continue to award similar scholarships to other students? *

Jesuit education seeks to inspire students to become "men and women for others." In an essay of no more than 500 words, please explain how you envision your college experience helping you grow as a more engaged, responsible, and compassionate member of society.

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

Please upload your essay in MS Word, Rich Text, Plain Text, or PDF format:

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