Gonzaga Leaders Scholarship

$20,000 over four years

Awarded to outstanding first-year students with a commitment to academic excellence, leadership potential, and community service.

To apply, students must:

  • Complete the Application for Admission to Gonzaga University by February 1
  • Complete the Gonzaga Leaders Scholarship Application by February 1
  • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.5 at the time of application
  • 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)

Postmarked deadline for completed applications is February 1.

The Gonzaga Leaders Scholarship Program was established to recognize and honor students whose commitment to academic excellence, leadership potential, and community service has been made evident in their high school and pre-collegiate involvement. Gonzaga University has offered a leadership scholarship since 2001, in acknowledgement of the need for leaders in service to the common good.

Application Form

Submission Deadline: Gonzaga Leaders Scholarship (GLS) application materials must be post-marked or submitted electronically no later than February 1.

To apply for the Gonzaga Leaders Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Complete the following application form (including the leadership resume format below and creative expression of leadership - written, video, audio, or photo).  
  • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.5 (at the time of application for this scholarship)
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Part One: Applicant Information

Part Two: Involvement & Leadership Resume

Describe your activity involvement, especially anything that demonstrates service and/or leadership, below.

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Part Three: Your Leadership Philosophy *

Gonzaga's mission statement begins: "Gonzaga University is an exemplary learning community that educates students for lives of leadership and service for the common good." In light of that, reflect on one leadership experience and how that exemplifies your personal leadership philosophy. Additionally, considering this first sentence of Gonzaga's mission statement, describe how you will thrive and grow as a leader within this kind of collegiate environment.

Respond to the prompt in ONE OF THESE THREE WAYS

Note: if you have issues or trouble submitting your application, please e-mail a Word document or PDF of your application to lyonsm@gonzaga.edu. If you are submitting photos, please make sure they are a file of type .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tiff, .bmp. Thank you.