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Gesa Scholarship Awards

Scholarship applications are now open!

Since 1987, Gesa has proudly awarded over $1 million in scholarship funds. Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, Gesa is awarding $100,000 in scholarships annually!

Gesa’s commitment to higher education​

Gesa offers scholarships in the following four categories:

  • High School Credit Union Program participants
  • Entering college freshmen
  • Current college students
  • Former college students needing assistance with student loan repayment

Questions can be sent to [email protected].

Scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 school year are closed. Applications will reopen on December 1st of 2024 for the next school year.

  • High School Credit Union Program participants
  • Entering college freshmen
  • Current college students
  • Former college students needing assistance with student loan repayment

We will begin accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. All applicants must be Gesa members and submit their application online by following the link below. Additional eligibility details can be found on our official Scholarship Guide.

Questions can be sent to [email protected].

Scholarships
Scholarships

High School Credit Union Scholarships

Gesa offers a total of $50,000 to high school seniors who have participated in Gesa’s High School Credit Union program. The High School Credit Union scholarships will be awarded to both Gesa’s High School Interns and Student Tellers. 

High School Interns who complete their internship year are guaranteed a minimum $2,000 scholarship, and one intern will receive the $8,000 President’s Award Scholarship, selected by Gesa’s President and CEO. The remaining High School Credit Union scholarship funds will be allocated to Student Tellers. Individual dollars awarded are dependent on the number of applications received. Eligibility requirements and submission details can be found in the Scholarship Guide. 

Learn more about our high school credit union program. 

Starting your freshman year off right

Gesa offers a total of $30,000 to high school seniors who have plans to pursue higher education. Gesa’s Scholarship Committee will select twelve Entering Freshmen scholarship winners and will award ten $2,000 scholarships and two $5,000 President’s Award scholarships. Gesa’s President and CEO will select the two $5,000 scholarship recipients from eligible winners. Eligibility requirements and submission details can be found in the Scholarship Guide.

Currently enrolled? We have scholarships for you, too

Gesa offers a total of $15,000 for members who are looking to continue their higher education. Gesa’s Scholarship Committee will select six Continued Education Scholarship winners: five $2,000 scholarships and one $5,000 President’s Award scholarship. Gesa’s President and CEO will choose the one $5,000 scholarship recipient from eligible winners. Eligibility requirements and submission details can be found in the Scholarship Guide.

Student Loan Repayment Scholarships

Gesa offers a total of $5,000 for members who have active student loans from continuing their higher education. Gesa’s Scholarship Committee will select five $1,000 Student Loan Repayment scholarship winners, and funds will be awarded in the form of a principal loan payment. Eligibility requirements and submission details can be found in the Scholarship Guide.

2024-2025 Scholarship Winners

  • Dante Mariano Breuder – Lake Forest Park
  • Aeryn Serenity Harris – Kennewick
  • Camilla Douglas – Richland
  • Adyson Marie Lundstrom – Kennewick
  • Maryam Amin – Kennewick
  • Abigail Lyne Trappett – Richland
  • Sofia Joy Glaus – Waitsburg
  • Hannah Rose Rees – Selah
  • Jenny Getsemany Arenas – West Richland
  • Cray David Silva – Chelan
  • Mariah Cornejo – Yakima
  • Hunter Ramez Farag – Kennewick
  • Aneet Kaur – Kennewick
    Kennewick High School Intern
  • Denise Angeline Campos – Pasco
    Chiawana High School Intern
  • Estrella Belen Rodriguez Morales – Pasco
    Delta High School Intern
  • Natalea Elizabeth Jordan – Richland
    Hanford High School Intern
  • Abby Hammond – Richland
    Richland High School Student Teller
  • Ailani Ceron Angeles – Pasco
    Delta High School Student Teller
  • Brady Paul Kinnunen – West Richland
    Richland High School Student Teller
  • Cage Rodick Sommerville – Pasco
    Chiawana High School Student Teller
  • David Duran Jr – Pasco
    Chiawana High School Student Teller
  • Eduardo Sebastian Tirado-Moreno – Richland
    Hanford High School Student Teller
  • Rachel Yajaira Olivera Rodriguez – Pasco
    Chiawana High School Student Teller
  • Ryka Sheradyn Schirm – West Richland
    Richland High School Student Teller
  • Abigail Suubi Nakimuli – Renton
    Renton High School Intern
  • Jocelyn Granados Mejia – Prescott
  • Jacob Leo Gendreau – Spokane
  • Molly Elizabeth McDermott – Spokane
  • Benjamin William Shannon – Spokane
  • Maxwell Archibald Steele – Kennewick
  • Catherine Heidi Donnelly (President’s Choice) – Spokane
  • Henifin Frances Harmany – Seattle
  • Suleira Serratos – Richland
  • Blanca Lisbeth Quiroz Marin – Pasco
  • Camille Nicole Rogers – Spokane
  • Ji Yeon Kim – Atlanta, GA

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