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.

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.

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.

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 a scholarship of $334 per credit.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 for a reduced cost of $470 per credit.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.

Military Scholarships

GCU is proud to offer military scholarships. Learn about available scholarship opportunities and discover if you are eligible.

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.


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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1 MOU-RN-BSN Monthly Jan2022: 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 January 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 $334 per credit. This offer cannot be combined with any other scholarships.

2 COE Master of Ed Scholarship Jan2022: 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 January 2022. Grand Canyon University will offer you 18% off per course for your program, reducing the cost to $470 per credit. This offer only applies to online and evening programs.

3 MOU-Alumni Monthly Jan2022: The Alumni Scholarship is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application and begin a Doctoral program in January 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.

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