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INCOMING FRESHMEN Scholarship Information (Class of 2026)
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 for the 2022-23 school year based on the following criteria:
• Financial need (Complete an online application for Fair Share Tuition through FACTS by February 11.)
• 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. The selection criteria include:

• Financial need (Complete an online application for Fair Share Tuition through FACTS by February 11.)
• 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 accepted students in the Class of 2026 are eligible to apply for the Mike Shanks and Schmidt Family Scholarships. Students should ask a teacher or another non-related adult for a recommendation. Please click here to access the RECOMMENDATION FORM

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

Students should ask a teacher, coach, youth group leader, or another non-related adult for a recommendation. Please click here to access the RECOMMENDATION FORM Thank you for your support of our scholarship applicants!

If your family needs additional financial assistance beyond the Fair Share Tuition support, you may request a review of your Fair Share Tuition.  Our Fair Share 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 speak with a Fair Share Facilitator at your registration appointment.   


All scholarship applications are due Friday, February 18, 2022.
Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Betsy Frazier in the President's Office.
 
 

RETURNING STUDENT Scholarship Information ( Classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025)
We invite currently enrolled students who will be returning for their sophomore, junior or senior year to apply for the following scholarships. Please review the scholarship descriptions below for more information on the qualifications/eligibility for each scholarship.

All scholarship applications are due Friday, February 25, 2022.
Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Betsy Frazier in the President's Office.

The Bill Bischel, S.J. Scholarship has been established by former members of the Oregon and California Provinces of the Society of Jesus to honor Fr. Bichsel’s commitment to all of God’s people and to assist students and their families attending Prep.  The student selected by the scholarship committee will be of Native American descent that has financial need for such assistance. This scholarship is available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Common Application and essay are required to apply for this scholarship. The Common Application and an essay are required to apply for this scholarship.

The Coach Bill Frazier Memorial Scholarship was established by alumni of Gonzaga Prep and is an award for a student who is a rising junior or senior. An essay is required to apply for this scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must 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, please provide this link to your pastor:

Recommendation:  A recommendation from the student's pastor is required for the Coach Bill Frazier Memorial Scholarship.  Please refer your pastor to this webpage to submit the short online recommendation form.

Pastors: Please click here to SUBMIT A RECOMMENDATION for a student for the Coach Bill Frazier Memorial Scholarship. This recommendation must be completed by February 25, 2022.

The Tom Kingen Memorial Scholarship was established by his wife Cheryl in order 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 with financial need. The Common Application and an essay are required to apply for this scholarship.

The Dave Machtolf - Pat Redmond Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends of Dave `81 and Pat `51. This scholarship is available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with financial need. The Common Application and an essay are required to apply for this scholarship.

The James Kermit Rudolf Memorial Scholarship was established by Jim's `63 brother, John `66, in order 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 with financial need. The Common Application and an essay are required to apply for this scholarship.

The Joan and Fred Welk Scholarship was established by John Rudolf `66 to honor Mr. and Mrs. Welk, who supported Prep through sending four children to the school. This scholarship is available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with financial need. The Common Application and an essay are required to apply for this scholarship.

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. Both were stricken with brain cancer and died much too young at the ages of 34 and 39. This scholarship is available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with financial need. The Common Application and an essay are required to apply for this scholarship.

The Carolyn Zimmer Memorial Scholarship was established by her son, Stephen Zimmer, class of 1958. This scholarship is for a student who has financial need and who works at an after-school job. One scholarship will be awarded for the 2022-23 school year. The student's family is expected to cover the minimum tuition plus mandatory fees.

The Common Application and an essay are required to apply for this scholarship.
Please direct the employer to this page to complete a recommendation form.

Employers: Please click here to SUBMIT A RECOMMENDATION for a student for the Carolyn Zimmer Memorial Scholarship.
This recommendation must be completed by February 25, 2022.

 

TO APPLY FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOLARSHIPS CLICK HERE