With three scholarship endowments, the Guild provides nearly $80,000 annually to deserving students. Scholarships are awarded to children or grandchildren of current Guild members who demonstrate financial need, academic accomplishment, and extracurricular involvement.

Financial Aid receives the list of scholarship applicants from the Guild Executive Director and selects the recipients, with priority consideration given to applications received by December 1, 2017 for the 2018–2019 academic year. Scholarships are forfeited if the student’s grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.75, they withdraw from Valparaiso University, or the relative’s membership in the Guild lapses.

Click here to apply for a Guild scholarship. Students need only apply once to be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.
The VU Guild Scholarship Fund
The VU Guild Scholarship Fund was established in 1974, funded by Guild cookbook sales. The awards are given to the children and grandchildren of Guild members and are renewable each year.

The Shirley Ayers Jud Guild Scholarship Fund

The Shirley Ayers Jud Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1990. Scholarships are awarded to sons or daughters of Guild members.

The Valparaiso University Guild Past National Officers Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Valparaiso University Guild Past National Officers Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1980 by Guild members. Awards are given to junior students with a GPA of 3.0 who are children of Guild members. The fund was established to honor the women who have served as Guild officers or directors.

The San Diego Guild Endowed Scholarship Fund
The San Diego Guild Endowed Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarship support to a child or grandchild of a Guild member for San Diego County, Calif.

The Bud Keller Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Bud Keller Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund gives preference to children and grandchildren of Guild members, relatives of Bud Keller, or Lutheran students from Orange County, Calif.

The Duane & Audrey Nuechterlein Scholarship PACT

The Duane & Audrey Nuechterlein Scholarship PACT gives preference to children of Guild members from Saginaw Valley, Mich., and to Lutheran students from the Saginaw Valley.

Congratulations to the recipients of Guild Scholarships!



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