In February 2017, the Guild Giving Foundation launched its first annual scholarship program. Now each year, the Foundation will award up to 10 collegiate scholarships, worth $1,500 each, to full-time students from across the country.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at the start of each new year. Full-time students must apply by March 29 for a chance to win one of the annual scholarships.


Applicants to The Guild Giving Scholarship Program must be:

•   A United States Citizen.
•   Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
•   Be high school seniors, postsecondary undergraduates or graduates.
•   Plan to enroll in full-time study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
•   Live within geographic reference to a Guild Mortgage branch or office in their city, county or state (as determined by Guild Mortgage).

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Scholarship winners 2019

In its third year, the Guild Giving Foundation awarded scholarships to applicants from across the country.
Below are the recipients of this year’s scholarship:

Sebastian Castillo


Natasha Holland

University of Oregon

Miguel Velazquez

University of California San Diego

Madilynn Kusch

Texas Tech University

Katharine Rucker


Kai Broach

Western Washington University

Grace Anne Martin

Liberty University (VA)

Dani Mccartney

Pima Community College (AZ)

Courtney Scott

Montana State University

Bailie Gowans

Brigham Young University-Idaho


The Guild Giving Foundation scholarship has given me the opportunity to focus strictly on my studies and succeed in my classes. Specifically, the scholarship helped pay for all the books and additional tools I need to be successful.
Mackenzie Floyd, Prosper, TX, Baylor University, Finance major, 2017 scholarship recipient
The financial strain of going to college can be very stressful, but the foundation has eased that strain. Because of [Guild Giving], I am able to focus on learning and preparing for my future career, instead of constantly worrying about my financial situation.
Jason Tinney, Sierra Vista, AZ, Cairn University, Secondary History major, 2017 scholarship recipient
I am very grateful for the Guild Giving Foundation’s contribution to my education, and for their help in allowing me to accomplish my dreams and reach my career goals. I cannot wait to see what the future holds!
McKenna Sjoden, Montrose, CO, Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, 2017 scholarship recipient
This scholarship has not only helped me financially, but it has given me support in my endeavors. It has been a privilege and a blessing to be supported by a company that has such a great mission to give back.
Lydia Peplinski, Newberg, OR, George Fox University, Chemistry major, 2017 scholarship recipient
This scholarship money immensely contributes to my tuition costs for nursing school. My education is my number one priority and I am very passionate about my future nursing practice… Receiving this money alleviates the financial stress of school tuition from my active schedule.
Natasha Myers, AZ, Northern Arizona University, nursing school, 2018 scholarship recipient