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.
2023 Applications Now Closed
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 2023 annual academic scholarship funds are awarded for the fall semester of 2023. 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*.
Academic and vocational applicants must meet one of the following:
Please note that children or legal wards of officers or directors of GIA are ineligible.
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.
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 3 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. Video length should be limited to 3 minutes.
Applicants unable to submit a video may write an essay in 500 words or less responding to the prompt. Specific examples of leadership are required.
We require that transcripts be submitted for academic and community scholarships.
2023 Applications Are Now Closed
Contact us with any questions.