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Scholarship Details

Award Categories

Applicants can only apply for one of the following award categories:

  • Academic – In this highly competitive category, applicants compete on the basis of academic performance and progress toward stated goals.These are evidenced in transcripts, standardized tests, references, and a clearly articulated message of educational plans. 
  • Community – Community Scholars exhibit initiative, accomplishments, and leadership in their extracurricular activities and/or community service. These students also demonstrate a solid academic performance and have a strong G.P.A. Community applicants are able to balance their dedication to their community and extracurricular activities with their academic studies.
  • Career Training – The Career Training scholarship is for those attending a vocational school or an associate’s degree program that will result in a degree leading directly to a career path. Students compete on the totality of their academic records, their extracurricular and work experience, and demonstrated commitment to their goals. Examples could include X-ray technician, cosmetologist, computer-aided drafting technology, etc.

Scholarship Rules


  • Must be sponsored by themselves or an eligible family member (spouse, parent, stepparent, grandparent, or step-grandparent). Eligible sponsor must be current member who has an active GEBA or GEMBA plan that has been in effect for at least three years (December 31, 2017 or earlier). 
  • Must be a full-time student who attends, or will attend an accredited educational institution offering credit towards recognized post-secondary degrees and credentials.1
  • Can be a previous GEBA Scholarship recipient. Winners can reapply each year for a maximum of 4 GEBA Scholarship awards from any category. 
  • Can only apply for one scholarship from the GEBA Scholarship Foundation per year.


Selection Process

To ensure complete impartiality in selection of recipients and to maintain a high level of professionalism, the program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS), a firm that specializes in managing sponsored scholarship programs. Learn more about ISTS at

1 Working GEBA members who are part-time students or have student loan debt in their own name stemming from their own education may be eligible for GEBA’s Member Educational Award Program

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Scholarship Deadlines

Application submission is now open and awards are announced in Mid-May.

Scholarship and Member Educational Award Program (MEAP) applications are submitted online; the deadline submission is Wednesday, March 31, 2021. 

ISTS, GEBA’s partner, will evaluate the applications and will be selecting the winners for Scholarships and MEAP.

All applicants for 2021-2022 Academic Year will be notified by May 20, 2021. Good luck to the applicants!

Past Winners
GEBA awarded $75,000 in merit-based scholarships to 30 students and $25,000 to 10 MEAP winners for the 2020-21 school year.

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