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The Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation exists to provide scholarship to traditional full-time students attending Grand Canyon University.



The GCU Scholarship Foundation is based on three core principles: respect, teamwork, and integrity.

  • One of our most important values is respect. We embrace each other’s inherent worth and recognize that our differences can be our greatest strengths.
  • We recognize the incredible power of teamwork. We are committed to working together toward a common purpose, knowing that it cannot be achieved without our mutual effort and accountability.
  • We base all of our relationships on integrity.


Meet Dick McCurdy (August 5, 1943 – January 4, 2021)

Dick began his love of golf in college where he played on  local golf courses.  Throughout his education career (teacher, principal and coach) in Frederick, Maryland,   he enjoyed golfing in local and “long distance” golf outings.  He coached High School football, girl’s basketball and golf.  He always felt that sports not only help to develop the physical body but enriched the life skills of the student.   After retirement, he worked at a golf club setting up daily play, outings and tournaments.  Upon moving the Sun City Grand, he joined the Men’s club and competed in many local tournaments.  He taught his wife, Vivian, to play and soon after he was organizing Sunday couples play and golf trips for up to 24 players.   He arranged trips from Mesquite NV to Myrtle Beach SC.

He also loved basketball and was an avid University of Maryland fan.  He had volunteered as an usher during the Lefty Drisell era.  Grand Canyon basketball provided an excellent alternative.  You would often find the couple in the stands cheering on the Lopes.

We all miss Dick so much but know that he would be thrilled that he is helping a fellow golfer fulfill his dreams.











Arizona Basketball Coaches Association awarding scholarships with upcoming  ‘Marathon’ games!


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