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Scholarship Program

Now Accepting 2022 Scholarship Applications

About the Scholarship Program

As an organization that puts relationships first, we pride ourselves on ensuring our people and our communities are supported. It’s that mindset that continues to drive everything we do and more importantly, what started our scholarship program in 1965. Through the continued generosity of our donors, we continue to support communities and the minds of our customers and neighbors to help position all for bright future.

2022 Scholarships

Now Accepting Applications!

These scholarships provide financial assistance to students from our communities across the West attending accredited institutions of higher education. The scholarships are awarded directly to students and can be applied to community colleges, technical institutes, and state or private universities*.

The 2022 annual academic scholarship funds are awarded for the fall semester of 2022. We offer 7 academic, 3 vocational scholarships, and 2 community scholarships. The top winner of the academic and vocational categories will receive $5,000, with remaining recipients receiving $2,500*.

Eligibility

Academic and vocational applicants must meet one of the following:

  • Current GIA policyholder (or child of GIA policyholder) in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington or Wyoming
  • Current GIA company employee (or child of current GIA company employee)
  • Current GIA-appointed agency employee (or child of agency employee)
  • A previous recipient of a GIA scholarship
  • Academic applicants must have a minimum 3.0 or 80 GPA

Please note that children or legal wards of officers or directors of GIA are ineligible.

Community Scholarship

We are excited to partner with the Rainier Scholars program to offer two $2,500 scholarships to program scholars pursuing undergraduate studies. Rainier Scholars is a multi-year program that provides academic preparation and career and leadership development resources to its scholars right here in our backyard of Western Washington. GIA looks forward to engaging with these undergraduate scholars in addition to partnering via our employee volunteer efforts.

Submissions

Applicants are asked to submit a video using a common video platform (i.e. YouTube) to answer the below prompt that will be reviewed by GIA’s Scholarship Committee. Submissions should be 5 minutes or less.

Prompt: How have you been forward thinking in your leadership? Use GIA’s Core Values to provide further details. Tell us your goals for furthering your leadership capabilities.

Please be creative in these videos! Our Scholarship Committee will be selecting the scholarship recipients based on the content of your response rather than the quality of the video.

Applicants unable to submit a video may write an essay in 500 words or less responding to the prompt.

We require that transcripts be submitted for academic and community scholarships.

2022 Applications

No new applications will be accepted after March 1, 2022.

If you have any questions, you may call the Scholarship Coordinator at 800-247-2643 ext. 2424.


Please check eligibility guidelines. Children of Officers or Directors are ineligible.

Please attach a copy of your transcript. Please include your first initial and last name in file name example: transcript_j_doe.pdf / essay_j_doe.pdf. Essay required only if video is not submitted. Acceptable file formats for files: Essay: PDF, .doc, .docx Image file is also acceptable for transcripts (jpg, png).

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