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Gesa Scholarship Awards

Gesa’s commitment to higher education

Since 1987, Gesa has proudly awarded over $530,000 in scholarships to deserving students. Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, Gesa is awarding $100,000 in scholarships annually!

 

Our scholarship program provides financial assistance to members who are graduating high school students who participate in Gesa’s High School Credit Union Program, entering freshman, and current college students continuing their education. Gesa also helps members with active student loans through our Student Loan Repayment scholarship.  

 

Gesa offers scholarships in the following four categories:

 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 school year until February 28, 2022. Applicants must be Gesa members. Completed applications can be emailed to scholarships@gesa.com or dropped off in-person at any Gesa branch. Additional submission details can be found on application forms and on our Scholarship Guide.

 

Questions can be sent to scholarships@gesa.com.

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.

2020-2021 Scholarship Winners

  • Alyssa K., Spokane Valley Tech High School
  • Benjamin N., Walla Walla High School
  • Claire C., Hanford High School
  • Haeli J., Walla Walla High School
  • Hannah C., Richland High School
  • Larah S., Hanford High School
  • Mackenzie S., Connell High School
  • Madeline S., Raymond High School
  • Randy T., Pasco High School
  • Xitali C., Chelan High School
  • Courtney C., Columbia Basin College
  • Isabel S., Columbia University
  • Kayleigh C., New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
  • Maico S., Washington State University
  • Alyssa K., Spokane Valley Tech High School
  • Dylan S., Hanford High School
  • Jacob G., Pasco High School
  • Jacob P., Pasco High School
  • Karla M., Eisenhower High School
  • Mason L., Southridge High School
  • Roma S., Hanford High School
  • Shane K., Hanford High School
  • Tewabech F., Delta High School
  • Adina T., Seattle, WA
  • BreAnn B., Westminster, CO

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