San Diego – Sept. 29, 2022 — Guild Mortgage (NYSE: GHLD), a growth-oriented mortgage company that has originated and serviced residential loans since 1960, announced nine new recipients of its annual academic collegiate scholarships.
Now in its sixth year, the Guild Giving Scholarship program provides financial assistance to qualified members of the community pursuing higher education, and Guild Mortgage employees and their dependents.
Winners are awarded $1,500 to apply to accredited colleges, community colleges, trade schools, and undergraduate degree programs. Each scholarship is renewable for three years, giving each qualified recipient up to $6,000 for their education.
Students are also given yearlong access to WhichWay, a financial literacy app that provides financial resources and tips for managing credit cards, maintaining a budget, and paying for college.
This year’s nine recipients of the 2022 Guild Giving Scholarship are attending schools in eight states. The recipients: Kenadee Allred, Utah State University, Logan, Utah; Gabrielle Alphonse, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; Elyssa Cruz, College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, N.Y.; Anthony De Luz, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.; Peyton Johnson, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; Alayah Lipnick, University of Redlands, Redlands, Calif.; Mi’Lexus Milton, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.; Courtney Myer, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.; and Andrew Peippo, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
“Giving back and supporting our communities has been an important part of Guild’s culture for more than 60 years, including a commitment to education,” said CEO Mary Ann McGarry. “To expand the positive impact Guild can have at the national level, we launched our annual scholarship program six years ago. We’re pleased to see the results each year, with so many fine applicants from across the U.S. All of us at Guild wish these students the best in their higher education journeys.”
Students applied in early April and winners were selected by Scholarship America, a nonprofit organization that specializes in scholarship management and distribution, based on their academic performance, an essay, a statement of education and career objectives, and a letter of recommendation.
To be eligible for this scholarship, winners had to be United States Citizens, have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and be high school seniors or graduates, postsecondary undergraduates or graduate students who intend to enroll full-time in a collegiate program at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. In addition, applicants had to live in a state where Guild Mortgage has a branch or office.
Headquartered in San Diego, Guild Mortgage is a leading national lender with an established history of offering a comprehensive array of loan products and partnering with government organizations to help deliver the promise of home in every neighborhood and community. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time buyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to homebuyers looking for a jumbo loan. Guild also helps active duty and retired military personnel who qualify for VA loans with 100% financing and flexible qualifying standards. The company is consistently recognized for its impact in the communities it serves, commitment to customer service, strength in regulatory compliance, and workplace culture.