At Gonzaga University, all students who complete the Application for Admission are automatically considered for one of several need-blind scholarships, no separate application forms are required. The criteria for the scholarship include the difficulty of curriculum, grade point average, extracurricular activities, recommendations, quality of writing in the application, optional SAT or ACT test scores, and optional interview. Gonzaga is 'test-optional'. You do not need to submit an SAT or ACT to be considered for merit scholarships. Gonzaga recognizes student achievement through its scholarship program; 98% of incoming students receive merit scholarships.
First-year student scholarships are guaranteed for four years. This applies to entering freshman and first-year transfers entering with less than 30 semester credits. Transfer student scholarships are offered to students entering with 31-59 transfer credits are guaranteed scholarships for up to 6 semesters. Students entering with 60+ transfer credits are guaranteed scholarships for up to 4 semesters. Students offered a merit scholarship must be admitted to the University, enrolled in 12+ credits each term, and maintain good academic standing to guarantee a continuous scholarship. Please refer to the Gonzaga Guarantee Policy for information on the terms and eligibility requirements.