College Scholarships


Every year, we are overwhelmed by the achievements of our Scholarship Program applicants. Not only do our applicants display academic excellence, they also develop a deep sense of community pride through participation in team sports and extra curricular activities.

Gesa has been offering scholarships to college students for more than two decades through colleges and universities throughout the State of Washington. Since 1987, Gesa has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to deserving local students.

Gesa Credit Union is offering ten $2,000 scholarships and one $5,000 WSU Tri-Cities scholarship this year to local high school seniors who have plans to pursue a higher degree of education in the fall. The application deadline for the 2012/2013 academic year was February 28, 2013 and winners will be announced in late spring.

2012 Gesa Scholarship Winners

Gesa's Scholarship Committee proudly announces the recipients of the 2012 scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to high school seniors that plan on pursuing a higher degree of education.

And the winners are…

Alexis Rutherford
Hanford High School
Sabrah Holmes
Hanford High School
Masooda Zarifi
Chiawana High School
Erika Martinez
Chiawana High School
Alexa Eisenbarth
Southridge High School
Brett Konzek
Southridge High School
Krysta Van Woert
Oroville High School
Danielle Reardon
Columbia High School
Austin Fox
Connell High School
Sabina Jahjefendic
Richland High School
WSU Tri-Cities Scholarship Winner

Not Pictured: Alexandra Tikerpuu, Columbia High School

Private Student Loans

The cost of college continues to rise, making it harder to afford. At Gesa, we're committed to helping students find the best funding for their education. Through a cooperative effort by many credit unions, we are pleased to make private student loans available through the Student Choice Loan Program. We can help you and your family fill in the gap that federal aid leaves behind. With lower interest rates and no origination fees, you'll get significant savings by choosing a Gesa private student loan over other alternative lenders. Please visit our Student Choice website or call 877.308.7868 for more information. Check out our fact sheet for additional information.

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