The Griswold Family Association Scholarships provide financial help to a GFA member or member’s child with expenses incurred with an undergraduate education at an accredited institution.  Grandparents and other relatives are encouraged to pass on the scholarship information and membership application to their family members.  We will award $1,000 each to three students who meet the requirements as stated below.

Determination will be made on basis of financial need and academic achievement, with consideration given to all sections of the applications. Competition is fierce so please re-apply each year that you are in school!

The application window is now open for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year.  Only online applications will be accepted and all applications must be submitted no later than midnight on March 31, 2023.  To apply, complete this form:

GFA Scholarship Application Requirements:

  1. Eligibility for the scholarship is based on active membership or being the son or daughter of an active member. Membership applications are available in our quarterly Bulletins or on our website,
  2. Applications pending or acceptance at one or more accredited undergraduate educational institutions. Students applying to or enrolled in graduate school are not eligible to apply. Students must be taking at least nine credit hours each semester or quarter (“3/4 time”).
  3. Three-section scholarship application submitted. The applicant must show that financial aid would be helpful.
  4. Work experience.
  5. Membership in organizations.
  6. Aspirations for the future.
  7. Personal circumstances, if warranted.
  8. Transcript of grades, from college or high school, submitted with application or sent by school.
  9. Topical theme essay: using not more than two double-spaced, typed pages, write an essay on the following:  What is your family connection to the Griswolds and why is it important to you?
  10. Required creative assignment: Create a visual or audio segment about you and your family (i.e. vacation, milestones, location, or ???)

If you or your parent is not a GFA member, purchase a GFA membership for the $15.00 annual online-only membership.  Visit our Membership page for further information and instructions for joining.

GFA Scholarship Committee members are Jack Hooten, Bergetta Monroe, Ray Crumbley, Carolyne Griswold Garmen, James Wright, Daniel Griswold and Barbara Ryan, Chairperson.