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 in the fall semester directly after graduating from high school. 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.

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.

I had always known I'd love to go to a private Christian school but didn't think it was possible because of how expensive they are. My full-tuition scholarship was a huge blessing for me and my family. The more I learned about GCU and the price, I couldn’t help but think it was too good to be true.

Belle Rakestraw, Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Class of 2024
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.

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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.

GCU’s Registration Commitment

GCU’s Registration Commitment 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 Registration Commitment
  • 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 fill out the form on this page and your GCU university counselor will contact you to discuss your next steps. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to become a future Lope!

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