Application for Students
The Application for Gunn Foundation Scholarships is managed on GoingMerry.com, a common app for scholarships. For more information about signing up for Going Merry and applying for a Gunn Foundation scholarship, see below.
Application Deadline: March 5, 2021
Our scholarships provide funds for Gunn graduates entering their first year of college. The funds can be used to help with tuition, fees, books, transportation, and other out-of-pocket costs.
Gunn Foundation primarily considers financial eligibility but also reviews students’ academic achievements and noteworthy extracurricular activities such as paid or unpaid work, internships, community service, performing arts, athletics, and family responsibilities.
Who can apply:
We accept applications from Gunn students with adjusted gross family income up to the Santa Clara County median household income ($110,000). In rare circumstances, we may consider students whose family income slightly exceeds the cut-off. If you meet the criteria, you will be called to do an in-person interview with a member(s) of the Board of Gunn Foundation.
A) Gunn High School Transcript (Unofficial) as PDF
B) FAFSA SAR (Student Aid Report) displaying EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) as PDF
C) Federal Tax Return (first two pages), including Schedule C and E, if applicable.
D) One recommendation letter from a Counselor or Teacher
E) IF APPLICABLE: Free or Reduced Meal Program eligibility documents
F) IF APPLICABLE: Cal Grant eligibility documents
Important dates and details for Class of 2020:
Application opens: January 13, 2021
Application closes: March 5, 2021
Interviews for eligible applicants: March 23, 2021
Decisions sent from Gunn Foundation via email: April 5, 2021
Awards luncheon: April 27, 2021
Due date to request scholarship funds for 2020-2021 school year or notify Gunn Foundation of your plans to defer for up to one year: December 1, 2021.
More information about GoingMerry.com, a common app for scholarships:
All students can now sign up for Going Merry to find and apply for scholarships, absolutely free. Going Merry has thousands of scholarships including national, regional, and even local Scholarships, including Gunn Foundation.
To sign up, go to https://www.goingmerry.com/sign-up
Once signed up, you will fill out a profile and start getting matched to scholarships that fit your background, academics, interests, etc. The profile information that you fill out is shared with scholarships you apply to, so you only have to fill your basic information out once. You complete the applications from within the Going Merry site. If you want to know more, watch a short video on how Going Merry works.
Please contact Leighton Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org in the Gunn College & Career Center if you have additional questions.