Scholarship Overview

Gesa is proud to have offered scholarships to college students for more than two decades. Our scholarships provide financial assistance to both entering freshmen and current college students continuing their education. Since 1987, Gesa has awarded over $430,000 in scholarships to deserving students. Click to view Gesa's Scholarship Guide.

Entering College Freshmen

Gesa Credit Union offers ten $2,000 and one $5,000 scholarships to local high school seniors who have plans to pursue a higher degree of education. To be eligible, you must be a member in good standing of Gesa Credit Union and be entering your freshman year of college as a full-time student with a 3.0 or greater cumulative high school GPA.

Current College Students

Gesa also offers continued education scholarships for current college students who have plans to continue their higher education. Gesa will award five $2,000 and one $5,000 scholarships to eligible students. To be eligible, you must be a member in good standing of Gesa Credit Union with plans of returning as a full-time student in the fall.

Melissa Kanabrocki Memorial Scholarship

Our late colleague and dear friend, Melissa Kanabrocki, embodied the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” and had passion for improving the lives of those in the communities we serve. Gesa created the Melissa Kanabrocki Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor her legacy by helping students who work in our high school campus branches achieve their educational goals.

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