Scholarships and Grants

At Grand Canyon University (GCU), 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.

Use our Progressive Transfer Policy and combine it with applicable scholarships for a great educational experience at GCU. Learn more about how this transfer policy provides a convenient and smooth transfer of doctoral credits.

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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.

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.

GCU can help you reach your goal of becoming a BSN-prepared nurse. Attend class 100% online (clinical, practicum, immersion hours completed locally) and earn up to $17,000 off tuition.1 Request more information about this opportunity. 

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 $3,250 off—up to $5,350 off tuition.2 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.3 Request more information about this opportunity.

If you have not yet completed your doctoral degree, you may be eligible to transfer credits to GCU and complete your program with us with a qualifying $1,000 off tuition.4 Learn more about how your credits may transfer with GCU’s Progressive Transfer Policy and the many resources available for dissertation support.

GCU is offering a $750 scholarship toward tuition for all new bachelor’s program students.5 Request more information about this opportunity.

GCU is offering a $500 scholarship toward tuition for all new master’s degree students.6 Request more information about this opportunity.

GCU is offering a $500 scholarship toward tuition for all new doctoral degree students.7 Request more information about this opportunity.

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GCU’s Letter of Intent

GCU’s Letter of Intent (LOI) 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 LOI
  • 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!

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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.

1MOU-RN-BSN Monthly May2022:  This scholarship is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program beginning in May 2022. If you enroll in the RN to BSN degree program through any of the College of Nursing’s online or evening campus offerings, Grand Canyon University will offer you 30% off per course for your programs, reducing the cost to $339.50 per credit. This offer cannot be combined with any other scholarships.

2COE Master of Ed Scholarship May2022: 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 during the month of May 2022. Grand Canyon University will offer you 18% off per course for your program. Scholarship amount varies based on number of credits in your program. This offer only applies to online and evening programs.

3MOU-Alumni Monthly May2022: The Alumni Scholarship is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application and begin a Doctoral program in May 2022. 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.

4MOU Doctoral Transfer Student Scholarship May2022: This scholarship is only valid for applicants who are transferring to GCU to complete their doctoral degree program and who submit a qualified application for a program beginning on or before May 31, 2022.

5MOU 7406: The New Undergraduate Student Summer Scholarship is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application, meet all requirements for acceptance and start their program in May 2022. If you enroll in a bachelor’s program through any of our prestigious colleges, we will award you a $750 scholarship toward your tuition, which will be applied over your first academic year, as defined in the University Policy Handbook, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarships or awards, except the Persistence Credit, the Lifelong Learning Scholarship or the Military Veteran Tuition Scholarship.

6MOU 7405: The New Graduate Student Summer Scholarship is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application, meet all requirements for acceptance and start their program in May 2022. If you enroll in a master’s program through any of our prestigious colleges, we will award you a $500 scholarship toward your tuition, which will be applied over your first academic year, as defined in the University Policy Handbook, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarships or awards, except the Military Veteran Tuition Scholarship.

7MOU 7404: The New Doctoral Student Summer Scholarship is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application, meet all requirements for acceptance and start their program in May 2022. If you enroll in a doctoral program beginning in May 2022, we will award you a $500 scholarship toward your tuition, which will be applied over your first academic year, as defined in the University Policy Handbook, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarships or awards.

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