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The Gold and White Challenge

Geneva’s Gold & White Program provides $4,000 over four years to students referred by alumni through the program. Last year, 154 students who were referred through the program applied to Geneva College and 104 students enrolled.

Geneva College President, Calvin L. Troup, PhD, continues the Gold & White Challenge to encourage alumni referrals and student commitments. He set a new goal of 190 student referrals from alumni and 165 submitted applications to Geneva by May 1, 2024. And for Geneva's 175th anniversary, we have set a goal of 175 admitted students referred through the Gold & White or Legacy programs. Thank you to our alumni for making referrals that connect students to their alma mater!

The Gold & White Program

Please join us by referring a student you know. You can change the life of a young person you know just by sharing the value of a Geneva education!

Think about the young people in your life with whom you can share the impact that Geneva had on your life, and refer those students through the Gold & White program. It’s easy. Just use the button below...

Thank you for helping us reach our goal!

139  Current Progress: 139 Referrals / 110 Applications

Overall Goal: 190 Referrals / 165 Applications / 175 Gold & White and Legacy Students enrolled by May 1

For each student enrollee, alumni referrers will receive a gift of appreciation from Geneva College. Past gifts have included an ESV Bible embossed with the Geneva College seal.

All incoming students receive an embossed Bible when they arrive at Geneva.

President Calvin L. Troup

In 1965, Geneva College 'took a risk' by accepting me as a student. Another school did not accept me. My grades just were not "up to their standards". I am so thankful Geneva accepted me. I received an outstanding education as a Math major with a Bible/Philosophy minor.

More importantly, I became a Christian during my sophomore year, hence the minor. What a privilege to be able to tell prospective students how much the education I gained at Geneva prepared me for a life of service and essentially give them a gift of a $4,000 grant through the Gold and White Program.

How rewarding it is when students accept the offer and enroll in Geneva College. I encourage other alumni to consider who you may be able to help by offering the Gold and White Program."

Rev. Bruce Backensto, '69
First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Beaver Falls, PA
Andrew '24
The Gold and White scholarship helped to relieve some financial pressures. It’s been a great help to me, and I feel grateful and honored to have this scholarship. I enjoy the campus and people. I am glad I came here." Andrew ‘24
Incoming student referred by Rev. Bruce Backensto, '69
through the Geneva Gold & White Program

Any prospective student introduced to Geneva by alumni will receive the following:

$4,000 Grant ($1,000 per year) to students introduced to Geneva during the student’s freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior years of high school, and transfer students are also eligible.

The Gold & White Alumni Grant is awarded in addition to all other scholarships and grants given by the college, excluding the Legacy Grant*.

You can also send us an email at or call 800-847-8255 to make a referral or get more information regarding the Gold and White Alumni Grant.

* Legacy Grant is awarded to children and grandchildren of alumni.

Gold and White Alumni Referrals


Thank you for your interest in The Gold & White Alumni Grant Program.

Before providing the referral, please check with the student or Geneva Admissions to find out if the student already applied to ensure eligibility.

Please note that children and grandchildren of alumni automatically receive the Legacy Grant, which supersedes the Gold & White Alumni Grant Program.

Proceed to The Gold & White Referral Form