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Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Gateway Foundation offers more than 160 scholarships annually. There could be a scholarship for you. Your first step is to apply. Two hours of your time could earn you a scholarship between $500 and $2,000.

To apply, complete the annual, one-time, on-line application. What you tell us about yourself is matched to the criteria of the scholarship. A team of Foundation volunteers and staff members evaluate the scholarship applications by comparing the application to the criteria of the scholarship. The application with the best fit is the one chosen for the award.

Keys to Success

  1. Most scholarships require at least one letter of reference; speak with your instructors, Gateway staff, your current or past supervisor, or community leader who knows you well in advance of completing your application.
    • Ask them to write an electronic letter of recommendation.
    • You provide the name and email address; the scholarship software will send the link to the reference form electronically
  2. Your statement of purpose provides important information about you; especially if you are not comfortable with writing, seek writing assistance. Academic Support Centers are glad to provide support to you as you write about what brought you to Gateway, your chosen field, and your goals and hopes. Your instructors may also be willing to help you.
  3. If you have been involved as a community volunteer or active in Gateway student clubs, make sure to include the specifics in your application. Community involvement is not a requirement of all scholarships.
     

To apply on-line or to complete your application,
go to the Gateway Foundation Scholarships Manager Website


Which Scholarship is for You?

If you are presently attending high school, then you should apply for the High School Student Scholarships. To qualify, applicants must:

  • have graduated high school in the current academic year
  • have earned a minimum GPA of 2.0 in high school
  • complete and submit on-line application

Application Time Frame: end of January 18 to March 10, 2017


If you presently attend Gateway or have earned at least three credits at Gateway Technical College, then you should apply for the Continuing Student Scholarships. To qualify, applicants must:

  • have completed at least three (3) credits at Gateway
  • have earned a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • are in good academic standing
  • complete and submit on-line application

Application Time Frame: end of August to early October


If you have earned your high school diploma or GED/HSED, did not recently graduate from high school, and have not earned any Gateway Technical College credits, then you should apply for the New Adult Learner Scholarships. To qualify, applicants must:

  • have been accepted by the priority date: 7/1 for Fall
  • meet requirements of the programs

Application Time Frame: late July to August