Members of the Valparaiso University Guild enhance the student experience in a variety of ways, one being through providing scholarships to undergraduate students. The scholarship program awards over $50,000 annually.
Scholarships are given to relatives of Guild members who demonstrate financial need, academic accomplishment and extracurricular involvement. Students need only apply once to be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 15. Financial Aid decides the recipients. The student must have a relative (parent/grandparent) who is a current member of the Guild to be eligible.
Scholarships are forfeited if the student's grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.75, they withdraw from Valparaiso University or if the relative’s membership in the Guild lapses.
The application form can be found here.
Guild Cookbook Scholarship
Awarded to selected freshmen students who receive up to $5,000 per year for four years. This scholarship was created by investing the proceeds from selling 80,000 Guild cookbooks from 1972-2005.
Guild Past National Officers Scholarship
Awarded to selected junior students who receive up to $3,500 per year for two years. This scholarship honors the contributions of members who have served the Guild at a national level.
Shirley Jud Scholarship
Awarded to one student who receives up to $4,000 until graduating (maximum of four years or eight semesters). This scholarship was initiated by the family of Shirley Ayers Jud to recognize her loyal service to the Guild.