Scholarship History:

This scholarship is established by Kim and Cory Gunderson ‘87, who are both first generation college graduates.   Their college experiences have inspired them to offer that same opportunity to deserving first generation, college-bound Lane Tech seniors.   Established 2023

Scholarship Award:     

$5,000 each year for four (4) years renewable each year provided that the student submits evidence of being a full-time student in good standing.

Requirements for renewal will include (but not be limited to) the following: good academic standing including requisite credit hours and a minimum 2.5 GPA

This scholarship will be awarded to one (1) graduating senior.


  • Lane Tech student with an expected Spring, 2023 graduation date.

  • The scholarship award is based on scholastic ability and academic excellence.

  • Consideration will be given to financial need.

  • Extracurricular involvement both inside and outside of Lane, including work experience.

  • Acceptance and confirmed intent to attend an accredited college or university.

  • Unweighted GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Essay [250 word maximum]

Your essay submission will be an opportunity to express who you are as a person and to convey why you should be awarded this scholarship.  Please describe in detail:

“What are your dreams and how will attending college help you attain them?”

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Monday, April 17, 2023 at 5pm.