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Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation

Brief Description

The Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation is an independent non-profit 501 (c) (3) public charity whose mission is to provide scholarships to students attending the ground campus of Grand Canyon University in a traditional full-time status.This Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation (GCUSF) scholarship package is offered in conjunction with Grand Canyon University (GCU). Each organization will pay up to one-half of the award, with the award intended to cover only tuition ($16,500 per academic year) and applicable enrollment and program fees (approximately $1,000 value depending on program of study), not to exceed $18,000. Tuition and fees will be covered by a combination of aid such as scholarships and grants from federal, state, private and institutional sources. The scholarship package cannot be applied toward parking, health insurance, housing or meal plan rates and is not transferable, nor does it hold any cash value.

Reneweable:

yes ,for up to three years for eligible students who make timely application for renewal and meet all renewal requirements, including having a minimum cumulative GCU GPA of 3.0.

Eligibility:

Direct Start Scholarships

Direct Start Scholarships may be available to you if you graduated high school between December of the previous calendar year and June of the calendar year in which you wish to enroll. For example, if you want to enroll at GCU for the 2017 spring semester or the 2017-18 academic year, Direct Start Scholarships may be available if you graduate between December 2016 and June 2017.

International students attending GCU with an F-1 Visa are eligible for Indirect Start Scholarships only. Please note that all scholarships are applied to tuition first.

In order to qualify for a Direct Start Scholarship, you must:

  • Have completed and submitted an application
  • Submit transcripts showing six semesters or more with cumulative, weighted or unweighted GPA, or submit SAT (math and verbal scores only) and/or ACT scores
  • Submit final transcripts by day 21 of the semester, which includes a graduation date for final awards
  • Maintain the specified GPA, indicated in the Academic Scholarship Renewability/Adjustability chart

Indirect Start Scholarships

Indirect Start Scholarships may be available to you if you do not enroll at GCU the semester following your high school graduation, or if you are an international student who is fully admissible and attending GCU with an F-1 Visa.

To apply for an Indirect Start Scholarship, you must:

  • Submit unofficial transcripts for all institutions attended since high school. If you did not attend another college or university, you must provide your high school transcript. SAT and/or ACT test scores cannot be used if any college coursework has been attempted. Students who have less than 24 attempted college credits must use their high school GPA to qualify for academic scholarships. Students who have 24 or more attempted college credits must use their cumulative college GPA to qualify for academic scholarships.
  • Upon completion of final terms at all institutions, provide the official transcripts to GCU. For scholarship adjustment considerations, submit unofficial transcripts, due no later than two weeks prior to the start of the term. All official transcripts are due by day 21 of the semester to lock in your scholarship award.
  • Once enrolled, you must maintain continuous full-time enrollment at GCU and adhere to the scholarship program requirements for renewal.

Additional Scholarships and Grants

In addition to our academic scholarships, GCU is proud to offer the following scholarships and grants:

  • Priority Registration Grant* – These grants award $750, $500 or $250 per academic year if you are among the first group of students to enroll at GCU for the fall semester. These awards are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Computer Science/Information Technology/Engineering Program (CSTEP) Grant** – This grant awards $1,000 per academic year if you are admissible to GCU and enroll in one of our computer science, information technology or engineering programs. These awards are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Grant – This grant awards $1,000 per academic year if you are admissible to GCU, are a current member of Phi Theta Kappa and have a 3.5 or greater cumulative college GPA. These awards are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be combined with the CSTEP Grant.
  • Grand Canyon State University Grant (in-state)*** – This grant awards $1,000 per academic year to Arizona students who graduate from one of GCU’s participant high schools. Students attending one of the Maricopa County Community College+ campuses must have earned an associate degree, or equivalent, to qualify for the award.
  • Grand Canyon State University Grant (out-of-state)*** – This grant awards $250 per academic year to out-of-state students who graduate from one of GCU’s participant high schools.
  • Canyon Christian Schools Consortium (CCSC) Scholarship++ – If you attend a CCSC school and graduate with a 3.0 GPA, 19 ACT or 920 SAT score, this scholarship awards $5,000 per academic year if you live on campus or $2,500 per academic year if you live off campus. If you receive a CCSC scholarship, you are ineligible for the Grand Canyon State University Grant (in-state and out-of-state). Additionally, you are required to perform 20 hours of service each semester, as determined by the university, and must maintain a GCU GPA of 3.0 of higher each academic year to continue receiving the award. Speak to your admissions counselor to determine eligibility.
  • There are many more scholarship opportunities available through the Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation. As an independent organization, the Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation works closely with its board to match academic needs with private support. For more information, visit gcuscholarshipfoundation.org

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