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Scholarships

Scholarship Overview

Since 1987, Gesa has proudly awarded over $430,000 in scholarships to deserving students. For the 2021/2022 school year, we are excited to announce Gesa is now awarding $100,000 in scholarships!  Our scholarship program provides financial assistance to graduating high school students participating in Gesa’s High School Credit Union Program, entering freshman, current college students continuing their education, and Gesa will now be helping members with active student loans through the introduction of our new Student Loan Repayment scholarship. 

We are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021/2022 school year. See the scholarship categories below for an overview of each scholarship and application links.  The deadline for all scholarship application submissions is February 28, 2021. Click to view Gesa’s Scholarship Guide for eligibility requirements and submission instructions.    

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 of a $2,000 scholarship, and one intern will receive the President’s Award Scholarship in memory of Melissa Kanabrocki for $8,000, selected Gesa’s President and CEO. The remaining High School Credit Union scholarship funds will be allocated to Student Tellers, individual dollars awarded is dependent on number of applications received. Eligibility requirements and submission details can be found in the Scholarship Guide.

Click to view or submit the High School Credit Union Scholarship Application

Entering College Freshmen

Gesa offers a total of $30,000 to high school seniors who have plans to pursue a higher degree of education. Gesa’s Scholarship Committee will select twelve Entering Freshmen scholarship winners and funds will be awarded as 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.

Click to view or submit the Entering College Freshmen Application.  

Current College Students

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 and funds will be awarded as five $2,000 scholarships and one $5,000 President’s Award scholarship. Gesa’s President and CEO will select the one $5,000 scholarship recipient from eligible winners. Eligibility requirements and submission details can be found in the Scholarship Guide.

Click to view or submit the Continued Education Scholarship Application

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 Student Loan Debt Repayment scholarship winners and funds will be awarded as $1,000 scholarships in the form of a principal loan payment. Eligibility requirements and submission details can be found in the Scholarship Guide.

Click to view or submit the Student Loan Repayment Application.  

2020-2021 Scholarship Winners

2020 Entering Freshmen Scholarship
  • Allie P., Richland High School
  • Amy W., Walla Walla High School
  • Evan A., Southridge High School
  • Karina A., River View High School
  • Katherine C., Richland High School
  • Lian K., Hanford High School
  • Linh T., Chiawana High School
  • Maksim K., Delta High School
  • Stephanie S., Chiawana High School
  • Vianey G., Prescott Jr Sr High School
2020 Continued Education Scholarship
  • Brett J., Washington State University Tri-Cities
  • Christopher B., Davenport University
  • Cynthia C., Washington State University Tri-Cities
  • Maria V., Washington State University Tri-Cities
  • Sarah M., Pepperdine University
2020 Melissa Kanabrocki Memorial Scholarship
  • Jared Y., Delta High School
  • Johnston E., Hanford High School
  • Michael L., Richland High School
  • Norah H., Hanford High School
2020 President's Choice Scholarship
  • Colin H., Whitworth University
  • Katelyn B., Connell High School