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College Scholarships

As of March 1, 2019 we are no longer accepting applications for our 2019-2020 scholarships. All submissions will be reviewed by our scholarship committee and winners will be contacted by phone on or before May 1, 2019. If you have any questions regarding your application status please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications for our 2020-2021 scholarships will be accepted starting October 1, 2019.

Scholarship Overview

Gesa is proud to have offered scholarships to college students for more than two decades. Our scholarships provide educational assistance to both entering freshmen and current college students continuing their education. Since 1987, Gesa has awarded $390,000 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 of 2019.

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.

2018 Entering Freshmen Scholarship Winners

  • Cecilia C., Walla Walla High School
  • Annelsa W., Utah State University
  • Paul G., Eisenhower High School
  • Julia C., Chiawana High School
  • GraceAnn C., College Place High School
  • America S., Chiawana High School
  • Jocelyn G., Prescott High School
  • Malene G., Kamiakin High School
  • Jennah S., Connell High School
  • Tina T., Delta High School

2018 Continued Education Scholarship Winners

  • Shari R., Columbia Basin College
  • Salvador S., Bellevue Community College
  • Sahian C., University of Washington
  • Stacey S., Columbia Basin College

2018 Melissa Kanabrocki Memorial Scholarship Winners

  • Gilbert B., Kennewick High School
  • McKenzi O., Delta High School
  • Callie T., Kennewick High School
  • Emely D., Eisenhower High School
  • Bailee B., Southridge High School

2018 President's Choice Scholarship Winners

  • Benjamin S., Delta High School
  • Callie B., Eastern Washington University
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