Additional Scholarships and Grants

In addition to our academic scholarships, there are additional scholarships and grants available for traditional, undergraduate on-campus students.

Learn more about audition-based performance scholarship opportunities available for incoming College of Arts and Media applicants.

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This scholarship can be used to cover all GCU tuition expenses and is awarded to students on the ground campus during their fifth year of enrollment in the Barnabas Pastoral Program. For more information about scholarship requirements speak with your university admissions counselor. This scholarship is only available for traditional, undergraduate campus students.

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This award is for up to $5,742 per academic year to students who are offered a California State Grant but instead enroll at GCU. Students must provide proof of receipt of a California Grant and be eligible for less than $5,742 in GCU institutional aid. This award is renewable but cannot be combined with any other GCU institutional aid.

Qualified new students under the age of 21 must meet academic admissibility requirements and have graduated from a CCSC participant school with an unweighted GPA of 3.0, or students can be admissible with an unweighted GPA of 2.5 and an ACT score of 19 or higher or an SAT score of 1000 or higher.1 The scholarship awards $4,000 per academic year to on-campus students and $1,500 per academic year to off-campus students who are admissible.

This award is renewable annually for fall and spring, up to eight semesters. This award requires the student to join a campus worship service weekly and meet the 40-hour service requirement each academic year. GCU determines where each student serves to meet the requirement. This award cannot be combined with the Grand Canyon University Award.

New students who are at least 21 but under the age of 23 are eligible for the Indirect CCSC Award. In order to qualify, students must have graduated from a CCSC school prior to the contract signing date and they must start a program of study prior to the age of 23. The Indirect CCSC awards $3,000 per academic year to on-campus students who are admissible and $1,000 per academic year to off-campus students.

This award provides $1,500 per academic year to incoming high school graduates attending full-time on GCU’s traditional campus with an unweighted GPA of 2.8-2.99. Eligible recipients must be accepted with specifications to qualify. If a recipient becomes eligible for an academic scholarship, this award will be canceled as it cannot be combined. This award is renewable annually for fall and spring, up to eight semesters. This award requires the recipient to continue to meet the university’s satisfactory academic progress requirements to maintain eligibility.

For traditional, undergraduate on-campus business students only, this scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship available to both high school and transfer incoming students of $16,500 per academic year, renewed for up to eight semesters and would take the place of any other GCU institutional aid. To be eligible, students are required to possess a 3.75 cumulative, unweighted GPA or greater and display a dedication to community service, entrepreneurship and academic excellence. To renew the scholarship, students must maintain a 3.0 or greater GPA. Please note that this scholarship will be awarded to two incoming students each year. Due to the competitive nature, students must complete the application to include all required documentation. For more information, please contact your university admissions counselor.

Grand Canyon University has partnered with the State of Arizona’s Department of Child Safety to create a college pathway program that covers the costs for tuition, fees and room and meal plan to help qualified Arizona students experiencing foster care achieve their academic goals. 

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This award offers $1,000 per academic year to Arizona students and $250 to out-of-state new students who graduate from one of GCU's participant high schools with an unweighted GPA of 3.0, an ACT score of 19 or higher or an SAT of 1000 or higher. Students attending one of the Maricopa County Community College campuses must have earned an associate degree or equivalent for the award. This award is renewable annually for fall and spring semesters for up to eight semesters. This award cannot be combined with the Canyon Christian Schools Consortium Award. This scholarship is only available for traditional, undergraduate on-campus students.

The Honors College Academic Excellence and Servant Leadership scholarship may be awarded in varying amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year. Multiple awards are available. This scholarship is stackable on top of other GCU-funded institutional aid. This scholarship is only available for traditional, undergraduate on-campus students. For more information about scholarship requirements, speak with your university admissions counselor or visit the Honors College.

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The Leadership, Education and Opportunity (LEO) Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide educational opportunities and scholarships to students attending university with a traditional full-time status.

You may apply by filling out one or more applications from the scholarships listed at LEOFoundationUSA.org/scholarships.

This award offers $1,000 per academic year if you are admissible to GCU, are a current member of Phi Theta Kappa and have a 3.5 or greater cumulative college GPA. These awards are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be combined with the Psi Beta Scholarship. This scholarship is only available for traditional, undergraduate on-campus students.

This program awards scholarships from $200 to $800 per academic year based on the number of awards available at the time of registration and whether students live on or off campus. This award is renewable annually for the fall and spring for up to eight semesters, as long as the student maintains the minimum GCU GPA required for attendance. There are a limited number of Priority Registration Awards and all requirements for registration and attendance must be met to receive this award. This scholarship is only available for traditional, undergraduate on-campus students.

This grant awards $1,000 per academic year if you are a current member of Psi Beta, have a 3.5 or greater cumulative college GPA and are admissible to GCU. These awards are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be combined with the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. This scholarship is only available for traditional, undergraduate on-campus students.

This scholarship awards eligible students the full cost of all tuition and fees per academic year, except for room and meal charges. Students who receive this scholarship are required to complete 50 hours per semester in the GCU Learning Lounge®. This scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters and is not subject to the University CAP policy. For more information about scholarship requirements, speak with your university admissions counselor or visit the application page.

This scholarship is a renewable award per academic year for registered DACA or DACA-eligible students. Selected recipients must be fully admissible to Grand Canyon University. GCU has agreed to cover all/any remaining tuition and fees, constituting a full-tuition scholarship.2 To apply, visit TheDream.US. This scholarship is only available for traditional, undergraduate on-campus students.


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1 If your test date is before March 1, 2016, please find more information on requirements at gcu.edu/CampusScholarships. Pre-licensure students who begin or resume attendance in Fall 2020 and beyond will be ineligible to utilize GCU institutional aid/scholarships for tuition and fees once accepted into the clinical portion of the program.

2 Student is responsible for parking fees and all room and board fees, if applicable.

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