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

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

As a new doctoral student, you may be eligible for a reduced GCU tuition rate of $632 per credit.§ Request more information about this opportunity.

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. 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 $469 per credit per course for your program. 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.ΔRequest more information about this opportunity.

Traditional Spring 2021 alumni will receive 15% off tuition per courseΔΔ for their GCU master’s program and book fees waived for the first two courses within the first 90 days of graduation. Request more information about this opportunity.

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.


Grants

ROTC Scholarships

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If you are an eligible on-campus GCU student, you also have the opportunity to apply for an accessible and generous Army ROTC scholarship. These scholarships consist of:

  • Two-, three- and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees
  • Monthly living allowances for each school year, worth up to $500

Scholarships are also available if you are interested in the Army Reserves or National Guard. 

Get more information about ROTC benefits and commitment to see if this opportunity is right for you.

Information obtained from GoArmy.com. More information about scholarships can be found at goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html


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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*MOU 6913:The New Undergraduate Summer Student Scholarship is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application and start class in July 2021. This scholarship 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. This offer only applies to online and evening programs. Please speak to a university counselor for complete details.

**MOU 6914:The New Graduate Summer Student Scholarship is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application and start class in July 2021. This scholarship 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. This offer only applies to online and evening programs. Please speak to a university counselor for complete details.

†MOU-RN-BSN Monthly-Jul2021: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 July 2021. 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 $334 per credit per course for your program. This offer cannot be combined with any other scholarships.

‡COE Master of Ed Scholarship Outside AZ TX Jul2021 & COE Master of Ed Scholarship AZ TX Jul2021: 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 July 2021. This offer only applies to online and evening programs.

§MOU 6917:The New Doctoral Student Scholarship is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application and begin a Doctoral program in July 2021. If you enroll in a Doctoral program through our online or evening campus offerings, Grand Canyon University will offer you 10% off the tuition per course for your program, reducing the cost per credit to $632. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarship or awards. Please speak to a university counselor for complete details.

ΔMOU 6892: The Alumni Scholarship is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application and begin a Doctoral program in July 2021. 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..

ΔΔMOU 6850: Alumni Graduate Scholarship is only valid for Traditional Campus Alumni who graduated in April 2021 and submit a complete application to begin a program starting on or before July 21, 2021. 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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