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 that Gesa is now awarding $100,000 in scholarships! Our scholarship program provides financial assistance to graduating high school students who participate in Gesa’s High School Credit Union Program, entering freshman, and current college students continuing their education. Gesa will now also be helping members with active student loans through the introduction of our new Student Loan Repayment scholarship.
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 in memory of Melissa Kanabrocki, 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.
Entering College Freshmen
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.
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: 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.