Gesa Credit Union opens applications for education scholarships; more than $100,000 in scholarships available

Since 1987, Gesa has awarded more than $1 million in scholarship funds

RICHLAND, WA (December 4, 2023) Gesa, a community-focused credit union, announced its distinguished Scholarship Program will be accepting applications until February 29, 2024. Gesa encourages any students who have active student loans, are entering college for the first time, or are continuing to pursue higher education to apply by the deadline for the chance to receive some of the more than $100,000 available in scholarships. 

“Gesa acknowledges the pivotal role that education plays in a person’s life, which is why every year we look forward to helping local students follow their academic dreams through our Scholarship Program,” said Don Miller, President and CEO of Gesa Credit Union. “As a community-focused credit union, we are proud to offer resources like these that uplift and empower our community’s future leaders. By providing them with the support to overcome financial barriers, we can help them to thrive at any stage of their higher education journey.”

Of the available scholarships, $50,000 is offered to high school seniors who have participated in Gesa’s High School Credit Union program; $30,000 is provided for high school seniors who are entering their freshman year at college; $15,000 is available for members who are looking to continue their higher education; and $5,000 is offered to members who have active student loans from continuing higher education. 

Scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 school year close February 29, 2024. Applicants must be Gesa members and submit their application through the online portal found on Gesa’s website. For more information on grant eligibility and to apply, visit

About Gesa Credit Union

 is one of Washington’s largest credit unions with over $5.5 billion in assets and is 285,000 members strong. Gesa is a full-service financial institution that offers a complete array of consumer, mortgage, and business products and services. Headquartered in Richland, Washington, Gesa operates 28 branches, including three loan centers, two full-service student-operated campus branches at Washington State University, and 12 student-operated high school branches across Washington state. The Gesa Community Foundation, established in 2022, further supports Gesa’s ongoing commitment to local communities and charitable giving, which includes support for schools, Local Heroes groups and community organizations through its Affinity Debit Card Program, as well as through its annual youth scholarships, and free financial and educational resources available to members and the general public. For more information, visit


Xiamara Garza
Curator PR for Gesa Credit Union

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