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Scholarship Opportunities at Grand Canyon University

Full-time Students Attending the GCU Campus

Grand Canyon University offers a variety of scholarships to help support the education goals of students attending the GCU campus full-time. Scholarships at Grand Canyon University Scholarships, unlike student loans, do not need to be repaid and are awarded based on a variety of factors – from academic merit and fine arts to leadership and early decision.

On-campus scholarships are administered by the University Financial Aid Office, individual colleges, various campus departments and associations. Requirement criteria vary for each scholarship.


GCU scholarships are awarded based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • Personal background

Some scholarships have specific requirements or conditions that must be met and many are renewable each year.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities 

GCU also posts outside scholarship opportunities** for students to supplement their education. Using the links below, students may browse for scholarships outside Grand Canyon University.  Awards may be combined with GCU scholarships to cover tuition and other expenses.

American Legion
Arizona College Scholarships Foundation
Carstens Scholars
Arizona College Scholarships
Foundation Helios
Arizona College Scholarships Foundation
Legacy Scholars
Arizona College Scholarships Foundation
SRP Scholars
Arizona College Scholarships Foundation
Dan Quayle Christmas Classic Scholars
Arizona CPA Foundation
Private University
Arizona Quarter Horse Youth
Barry Goldwater Scholarship and 
Excellence in Education - STEM
Big Future by the College Board
Canyon Institute
Century Link
Classic Diamond House
College Drug Awareness:
Stop the Addiction
Father Joseph N. Patterson Foundation
Friedl Richardson: Veterans
Pursuing a Career in Law
Friedl Richardson: Disabled Students
Pursuing a Career in Law
Government Finance Officers Association of Arizona (GFOAz)
Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholarship Program
Italian Catholic Federation
Marketing Edge
MGMA Western Section
National Institute of Health
National Science Foundation
Northern Arizona Native American Foundation
Nuvation Engineering
The Arizona College Scholarship Fund
TruFit Good Citizens

Outside Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship Program
American Legion Auxillary Department of Arizona Nurses
Arizona Nurses Foundation
Arizona Nurse Practitioner Council- Audrey Rath Scholarship
CertifiedBackground.Com Scholarship
Hurst Reviews/AACN Nursing Scholarship
Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship

Note: Scholarships are one component of your potential financial aid package. Eligibility for grants, loans, federal work study and some campus scholarships is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete your FAFSA online for free at

**DISCLAIMER: As the Grand Canyon University Office of Financial Aid becomes aware of outside scholarship opportunities, we will post them here. Although we screen these listings to eliminate any offers that do not appear to be legitimate, inclusion in this list does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation of any kind. Students should review all scholarship information carefully, especially before submitting an application fee of any kind.