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INCOMING FRESHMEN Scholarship Information (Class of 2027)
We invite incoming freshmen to apply for the following scholarships. Please review the scholarship descriptions below for more information on the qualifications/eligibility for each scholarship.   

The Mike Shanks Scholars Program was established by the Davidson family in honor of Mike Shanks, a 1958 Gonzaga Prep alumnus. A lifelong teacher and passionate supporter of the school, Mike believed in the power of education to transform lives. The purpose of the Mike Shanks scholarship is to provide the financial support that makes it possible for a deserving young person to attend Gonzaga Preparatory School. The scholarship, up to $13,500 annually, is awarded to students who demonstrate the values Mike considered essential for success: a commitment to hard work, integrity, and service to others.

The Mike Shanks Scholarship will be awarded to a total of two incoming freshman students annually based on the following criteria:
• Financial need
• Motivation to succeed academically at high school and in college
• Commitment to serving others and being a person of integrity
• Desire to be an engaged member of the Gonzaga Prep community

The Schmidt Family Scholarship was established by Joe `82 and Cindy Schmidt to make it possible for deserving students to attend Gonzaga Preparatory School. Joe Schmidt credits his success in life and career to the educational opportunity that he received at Gonzaga Prep, made possible by his parent's strong commitment to Catholic education. While in high school, Joe worked at a local grocery store in order to help to pay the cost of tuition. Today, Joe and Cindy are the principal owners of a business that supplies packaging materials to grocery stores around the country. The Schmidt Family Scholarship, up to $13,500 annually, is awarded to students who demonstrate the values that Joe and Cindy consider to be essential for success: a commitment to hard work, integrity, and service to others.

The Schmidt Family Scholarship will be awarded annually. Students will be selected based on the following criteria:

• Financial need
• Motivation to succeed academically at high school and in college
• Commitment to hard work, as demonstrated by work experience outside of school
• Desire to be an engaged member of the Gonzaga Prep community


All incoming freshmen who have been accepted to Gonzaga Prep may apply for the Mike Shanks and Schmidt Family Scholarships. Students should ask a teacher, coach, youth group leader, or another non-related adult for a recommendation letter to complete their application.
Complete scholarship applications should include the following:
 
» Application: available in the SchoolAdmin enrollment checklist after the student has been accepted to Prep
» Recommendation: A recommendation request form will be available in the enrollment checklist after the scholarship application has been submitted.
» Fair Share application (Shanks/Schmidt only): A FACTS Grant & Aid application should be submitted by the February 17, 2023 deadline to be considered for the Shanks/Schmidt scholarships.

Please review the scholarship descriptions below for more information on the qualifications and eligibility for each scholarship.

Incoming freshmen who qualify based on their admission application and academic records are invited to apply for a Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ Merit Scholarship. Students will be notified by email of their eligibility to apply. Ten scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded and may be renewed annually.  

Students eligible for the Fr. Arrupe Scholarship will be invited to apply by the Admissions and Academic Offices. Students should ask a teacher, coach, youth group leader, or another non-related adult for a recommendation letter to complete their application.

If your family needs additional financial assistance beyond the Fair Share Tuition guidelines, you may request a review of your Fair Share award.  Our Review Committee will evaluate all requests and consider such factors as number of students in Catholic grade schools, college tuition, medical expenses, recent changes in employment or other situations. Additional financial assistance which may be awarded include tuition assistance grants from the Nazareth Guild, scholarships from the Gonzaga Prep Foundation or additional Fair Share support.

To be considered for additional financial assistance, all families must first apply for Fair Share Tuition assistance through FACTS Grant & Aid and then meet with a Fair Share facilitator after receiving their award notification.   


All freshman scholarship applications are due Monday, March 6, 2023.
Questions?  Please contact the Admissions Office
 
 

RETURNING STUDENT Scholarship Information ( Classes of 2024, 2025 and 2026)
We invite currently enrolled students who will be returning for their sophomore, junior, or senior year to apply for the following scholarships using the Common Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (if applicable). The scholarship application will be available in SchoolAdmin on February 24, 2023. Please review the scholarship descriptions below for more information on the qualifications and eligibility for each scholarship.

The Cronin Family Scholarship was established by Tim ‘70 and Barb Cronin ‘70 (Holy Names Academy) in appreciation for the role of Gonzaga Prep in educating generations of the Cronin family. This Scholarship is inspired by their parents’ commitment to be lifelong supporters of Jesuit education and is intended to pay forward the educational opportunity that has meant so much to their family. They believe that investing in a Gonzaga Prep education is the best way to make a difference in the life of an individual, in a family for generations, and to prepare students to meet the challenges of our world and to be servant leaders who seek the greater good for others.

This scholarship is available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have financial need, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and an interest in and successful completion of one or more STEM classes, or classes with an emphasis on Environmental Sustainability, or involvement in student government or service organizations, commitment to serving others and being a person of integrity, desire to be an engaged member of the Gonzaga Prep community. The Common Application and student essay are required to apply for this scholarship.

The Coach Bill Frazier Memorial Scholarship was established by alumni of Gonzaga Prep to create the opportunity for a deserving student to receive a life-changing Gonzaga Preparatory education. To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a rising junior or senior, have financial need and be an active member of a local Catholic Church and participate in at least two varsity sports per year. The Common Application and a recommendation from the student's pastor is required.

The Francis and Kermit Rudolf Scholarship was established by John Curtis Rudolf '66 to create the opportunity for a deserving student to receive a life-changing Gonzaga Preparatory education. This scholarship is available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have financial need and a demonstrated commitment to pursuing one’s dreams, goals and passions. The Common Application and student essay are required to apply for this scholarship.

The Schreiner Family Scholarship was established for rising juniors and seniors with financial need and a demonstrated interest in the subject of history. The Common Application, student essay, and recommendation from a current or past history teacher are required.

The Brian `97 and Paul `96 Sweeny Memorial Scholarship was established through the generosity of the Sweeny’s friends, the Alumni Basketball Tournament, and numerous benefactors. Brian and Paul nurtured the friendships that began at Prep throughout the remainder of their lives and donors hope that this scholarship will make it possible for Prep students to discover their passions and pursue their dreams with a Gonzaga Preparatory education. This scholarship is available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with financial need. The Common Application and student essay are required to apply for this scholarship.



All returning student scholarship applications are due Friday, March 17, 2023. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Betsy Frazier in the President's Office.
 

The Common Application for scholarships is available in the SchoolAdmin system. To complete, please log in or create an account if you have not already done so.