Scholarships and Grants

At Grand Canyon University, we offer generous scholarship opportunities to help make funding a private, Christian education affordable. GCU offers a variety of scholarship and grant offerings to choose from for those wishing to pursue their education as a traditional, undergraduate campus student. Register today to lock in your campus scholarship offer and see how affordable earning your degree at GCU can be.

I chose to earn my degree from GCU because of the scholarships they offer — that and I didn’t have to pay out-of-state tuition. Once I got on campus, I knew I had made the right decision.

Taylor Rosby, Former College of Science, Engineering and Technology
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Traditional, Undergraduate On-Campus Student Scholarships

Campus scholarships are available for traditional, undergraduate students who take courses on our main campus. To learn more about your eligibility for these scholarships, speak with your university admissions counselor.

GCU also posts outside scholarship opportunities to help you supplement your education. These scholarships may be combined with GCU scholarships to cover tuition and other expenses.

GCU’s Registration Commitment is your chance to secure a scholarship offer and admission decision for a future semester. By sharing your intent, GCU’s admissions team can appropriately plan for your arrival.

Benefits include:

  • Locking in GCU’s scholarship offer, aligning with the date of the signed Registration Commitment
  • Course advisement to maximize transferability of credits
  • Invitations to exclusive GCU events so you can experience our community before you officially join the Herd

This option is available to a variety of incoming students, including those taking a gap year, those currently enrolled at another school or those planning to attend another school prior to attending GCU.

Please contact your GCU admissions counselor today to learn more about your next steps. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to become a future Lope!

Online Scholarships

A variety of online scholarships are available for students earning their degree through GCU’s online or evening courses. Additionally, GCU has developed relationships with hundreds of employers and organizations across the nation, providing scholarships to eligible participants interested in pursuing a degree, certificate or taking a single course. Request more information and find out if you are eligible for an online scholarship.

If you are a new student and looking to earn your education or secondary education master’s degree, you may be eligible to receive a minimum of $3,340 off (up to $5,950 off) tuition. Request more information about this opportunity.

GCU alumni enrolling in a doctoral program for the first time may be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship.§ Request more information about this opportunity.


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Arizona ABSN Scholarships

Students pursuing an accelerated BSN program in Arizona can apply for scholarships based on financial need.1 To be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Commit to work as a nurse in Arizona for minimum of four years post-graduation.
  • Meet all admissions requirements.

The scholarship is only awarded to those who meet the criteria after all federal and gift aid has been applied. There are limited spots available. Request more information today to learn more.

SLC (Sandy, UT) ABSN Scholarship

Up to $8,000 nursing scholarship available for those who qualify.2

Enroll in our accelerated BSN pre-nursing program at our Salt Lake City (Sandy, UT) learning site and receive a $2,000 scholarship toward your tuition, if you qualify.2 Fill out the form on this page to learn more about this scholarship opportunity.

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Scholarship Disclosures

Discover your scholarship eligibility as you plan for the future. Find answers to your scholarship questions and hear more about the details behind different scholarship opportunities.

1 MOU 8564, 8563, 8562, 8561 and 8560: The ABSN Arizona Nursing Service Scholarship Award is a need-based scholarship for students who meet the academic requirements for the ABSN clinical program. Eligible applicants will receive a scholarship up to the cost of tuition and fees for the ABSN clinical program, once all other federal and gift aid is awarded. The scholarship requires the recipient to serve as a nurse in Arizona for at least four years after graduation. Failure to fulfill this service commitment will result in the need to repay the scholarship to GCU. This scholarship is contingent on starting the secondary portion of the program in Fall 2023 at specific Arizona learning site locations. GCU's scholarship committee will review all applications and select the recipients. Successful candidates will be notified of the scholarship award, which cannot be combined with any other offers.

MOU ABSN SLC 2000, MOU ABSN SLC 2001 and MOU ABSN SLC 2002: This scholarship applies to tuition and fees only and is valued at $2,000 per semester for the Spring 2024, Fall 2024, and Spring 2025 semesters. The accelerated BSN Pre-Nursing Salt Lake City (Sandy, UT) Scholarship is only valid for those applicants who meet all admissibility requirements including secondary acceptance into the clinical portion of your program. You must be enrolled full-time as a Ground Traditional student into the ABSN program and a clinical participant at the Salt Lake City (Sandy, UT) location. Scholarship is renewable each semester, not to exceed $8000 in total. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarships.

MOU 9120 & 9121: This scholarship is only valid for those applicants who are participating in a GCU College of Education or Secondary Education Emphasis master’s degree program, offered online, and who submit a completed application to start their program on or before December 31, 2024. If you enroll in a master’s degree program through any of the College of Education or Secondary Education Emphasis degree programs offered online, Grand Canyon University will offer you 18% off the tuition per course for your program. This scholarship will be applied at the same time the tuition charges occur. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarships/awards. This scholarship will be applied toward your tuition only and does not include fees (i.e., Canyon Connect, Technology, etc).

§ MOU-Alumni 2000 Doctoral-Feb2024: The Alumni Scholarship for Doctoral Programs is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application and begin a Doctoral program in February 2024. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarship or awards and only applies to online and evening programs. Please speak to a university counselor for complete details.

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