High School Student Scholarships for Traditional, Undergraduate On-Campus Students

High School Student Scholarships are only for students planning on attending class on GCU’s main campus as a traditional, undergraduate student. These may be available to you if you graduated high school between December of the previous calendar year and June of the calendar year in which you wish to enroll. and are planning on attending class on GCU’s main campus as a traditional, undergraduate student. For example, if you want to enroll at GCU for the 2022 spring semester or the 2021-22 academic year, High School Student Scholarships may be available if you graduate between December 2020 and June 2021. International students attending GCU with an F-1 Visa are eligible for Indirect Start Scholarships only. Please note that all scholarships are applied to tuition first and are only available to students earning their degree as a traditional, undergraduate student attending class on GCU’s main campus.

There are scholarships available for students with other GPA's, based on eligibility requirements. Please see Additional Scholarships and Grants for further information.

High School Student Scholarship Requirements1

Award Level Amount per Year Amount per Semester HS GPA or (Weighted) ACT3 or SAT3
Test Date After March 1, 20164 (SAT 1600 Scale, math & reading only)
Chancellor2 $9,050 $4,525 4.0 Unweighted N/A N/A
Chancellor - IB2 $8,050 $4,025 IB Diploma Recipient N/A N/A
President $7,050 $3,525 3.9 + GPA or 31 ACT or 1410
Provost $6,050 $3,025 3.7 - 3.89 GPA or 27 ACT or 1295
Dean $5,050 $2,525 3.5 - 3.69 GPA or 24 ACT or 1170
Faculty $4,050 $2,025 3.3 - 3.49 GPA or 22 ACT or 1130 
Antelope $2,550 $1,275 3.0 - 3.29 GPA or 19 ACT or 1000

1 Scholarships may be awarded based on 6th semester transcripts. At the time in which final, official transcripts are received, GCU reserves the right to rescind or modify the scholarship if it is determined that eligibility was not achieved. GCU reserves the right to decline scholarship awards for any reason. If a student does not meet the minimum renewal criteria, their scholarship will be forfeited. GCU reserves the right to change scholarship awards at any time without notice. Prices based on 2023-24 rate and are subject to change.
2 The Chancellor award is the only scholarship level that requires an unweighted GPA for eligibility. There are a limited number of Chancellor awards and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
3 If student is admitted based on ACT or SAT, student needs a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 2.5 to be awarded.
4 If student's test date was before March 1, 2016, please find more information on requirements at gcu.edu/CampusScholarships.

Academic Scholarship Renewability

GCU's scholarships are renewable annually. To maintain your current scholarship, you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) with GCU at the end of each academic year (spring term). To review SAP requirements, please review the University Policy Handbook.


In order to qualify for a High School Student Scholarship, you must:

  • Have completed and submitted an application.
  • Submit transcripts showing six semesters or more with cumulative, weighted or unweighted GPA, or submit SAT (math and reading scores only) and/or ACT scores.
  • Submit final transcripts by day 21 of the semester, which includes a graduation date for final awards.
  • Attend classes on GCU’s main campus, as a traditional, undergraduate student.


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GCU’s Letter of Intent

GCU’s Letter of Intent (LOI) allows you to secure a scholarship offer and receive an admission decision for a future semester. Learn more about the benefits of submitting a LOI on our Scholarships and Grants page.

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