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Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation

The Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation is an independent non-profit 501 (c) (3) public charity whose mission is to provide scholarships to students attending the ground campus of Grand Canyon University in a traditional full-time status.

Applications

Applications for the academic year 2021/2022 are being accepted through March 31, 2021. You may apply by filling out one or more of the applications below. If you have any questions please contact GCUSF at info@gcusf.org.

Foundation Scholarship

To qualify, applicants must be an undergraduate Grand Canyon University traditional ground campus student taking at least 12 hours per semester. Scholarship amounts vary.

All students are considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, or citizenship.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the Foundation Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year.  Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org.

To apply for the Foundation Scholarship, please fill out the application below.
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James and Sherri Murphy Scholarship Benefitting Entrepreneurial Studies

The scholarship shall be awarded to student(s) who meet the following criteria:

Applicant must meet GCU admissions requirements;

Applicant must pursue being a full-time student;

Applicant must be pursuing an academic degree in Business Entrepreneurial Studies;

Applicant shall demonstrate documented financial need as defined by the Grand Canyon University Office of Financial Aid;

Applicant must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA;

Applicant must demonstrate Entrepreneurial endeavor history;

Applicant must demonstrate they have Christian and conservative values;

Applicant must submit a 300-word document on what Christian and conservative values mean to them;

Applicant must submit a 300-word document on their goals of becoming a business owner.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the Foundation Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year.  Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org.

To apply for the James and Sherri Murphy Scholarship, please fill out the application below.
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Arizona Basketball Coaches Association Legacy Tip-Off Classic Scholarship    

 

 

 

*Please click on the Legacy Foundation and ABCA logos to be taken to their websites.*

To Honor Families of First Responders.

To qualify, student must meet the following requirements.

Applicant must meet university admissions requirements;

Applicant must pursue being a full-time student;

Applicant must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA and be a current high school senior;

Applicant shall demonstrate documented financial need as defined by the university’s Office of Financial Aid;

Applicant must be referred by a high school administrator or coach;

Applicant must be a student of a parent or parents (legal guardians) who are essential frontline workers/first responders,: Physician, Nurse, Paramedic, Fireman,  Police Officer, and/or other health related professionals;

Applicant must submit a one-page narrative on their personal and academic goals.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the Scholarship Committee. Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year. Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you  within three weeks of notification to  info@gcusf.org.

To apply for the Arizona Basketball Coaches Association Legacy Tip-Off Scholarship please fill out the application.

Financial Solutions Group Scholarship

 

 

 

 

 

*Please click on the FSG logo to be taken to their website.*

The scholarship shall be awarded to student(s) who meet the following criteria:

Applicant must meet GCU admissions requirements;

Applicant must pursue being a full time student;

Applicant must be a graduate of an Arizona Christian High School ;

Applicant shall demonstrate documented financial need as defined by the Grand Canyon University Office of Financial Aid;

Applicant must possess a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher;

Applicant must demonstrate they have Christian and conservative values, representative of the University’s Mission and Vision;

Applicant must submit a 300 word document on what Christian character and integrity mean to them;

This scholarship(s) will be awarded annually. The Scholarship Committee of the GCU Scholarship Foundation will identify qualified recipients. Each year, a representative of the GCU Scholarship Committee shall communicate information about the award recipient(s) to Jeff and Lori Lakes.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the Foundation Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year.  Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org.

To apply for the Foundation Scholarship, please fill out the application below.
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GCU Guild Continuing Student Scholarship

To qualify, student must meet GCU admissions requirements.

Applicant must be enrolled full-time as a traditional ground student (12 credit hours per semester);

Applicant must maintain a 2.75 GPA and be a GCU freshman applying for their sophomore, junior or senior year of study;

Applicant must be involved in campus activities.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee. Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year. Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you  within three weeks of notification to  info@gcusf.org.

To apply for the GCU Guild Continuing Student Scholarship please fill out the application.

Club Sports Athletic Scholarship

To qualify, student must meet GCU admissions requirements.

Candidates must be otherwise eligible to participate with a men’s or women’s intercollegiate athletics program per GCU and NCAA guidelines.

The recipient must be actively receiving an athletic scholarship awarded by the Athletic Department.

Student shall be an active or incoming member of a GCU men’s or women’s intercollegiate athletics program.

This scholarship shall be awarded on an annual basis. However, past recipients may be considered if they continue to meet the criteria set forth by Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation and Grand Canyon University Athletic Department.

Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org

To apply for the Grand Canyon University Athletic Scholarship please fill out the application by clicking the button below.

 

GCU Men’s Lacrosse Athletic Scholarship

To qualify, student must meet GCU admissions requirements.

Candidates must be otherwise eligible to participate with a men’s lacrosse program per GCU and guidelines.

Student shall be an active or incoming member of a GCU men’s lacrosse program.

This scholarship shall be awarded on an annual basis. However, past recipients may be considered if they continue to meet the criteria set forth by Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation and Grand Canyon University Athletic Department.

Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org

To apply for the Grand Canyon University Men’s Lacrosse Athletic Scholarship please fill out the application by clicking the button below.

GCU Men’s Rugby Athletic Scholarship

To qualify, student must meet GCU admissions requirements.

Candidates must be otherwise eligible to participate with a men’s rugby program per GCU and USA Rugby college rugby guidelines.

Student shall be an active or incoming member of a GCU men’s rugby program.

This scholarship shall be awarded on an annual basis. However, past recipients may be considered if they continue to meet the criteria set forth by Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation and Grand Canyon University Athletic Department.

Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org

To apply for the Grand Canyon University Men’s Rugby Athletic Scholarship please fill out the application by clicking the button below.

GCU Women’s Rugby Athletic Scholarship

To qualify, student must meet GCU admissions requirements.

Candidates must be otherwise eligible to participate with a women’s rugby program per GCU and USA Rugby college rugby guidelines.

Student shall be an active or incoming member of a GCU men’s rugby program.

This scholarship shall be awarded on an annual basis. However, past recipients may be considered if they continue to meet the criteria set forth by Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation and Grand Canyon University Athletic Department.

Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org

To apply for the Grand Canyon University Women’s Rugby Athletic Scholarship please fill out the application by clicking the button below.

GCU Women’s Club Sports STRNG Scholarship

To qualify, applicants must meet GCU admissions requirements and be an active and contributing member of to the Club Sports Community. Applicants must display all STRNG qualities as a member of the Women’s Lacrosse Community within GCU Club Sports: studious, trustworthy, reliable, noble, and gracious.

 S: Studious – Puts emphasis on their academic journey by excelling in the classroom.

T: Trustworthy – An individual that peers and faculty can trust and respect.

R: Reliable – Someone that is consistence with their attendance, task submissions, and representation of a positive culture.

N: Noble – Having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals.

G: Gracious – Applicant is kind and courteous to all.

Student will be required to submit a short essay with specific examples of how they demonstrate all qualities.

Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org

To apply for the Grand Canyon University Women’s Rugby Athletic Scholarship please fill out the application by clicking the button below.

Faith Weese Scholarship

Eligibility

Applicants must meet GCU admissions requirements;

Applicants must pursue being a full-time student;

Applicant shall demonstrate documented financial need as defined by the Grand Canyon University Office of Financial Aid;

Applicants must have a minimum of 3.5 GPA;

Applicants must submit a resume;

Applicants must submit a 300-word document on what Christian & Conservative Values and Community Service means to them and how they have demonstrated the value of ‘service’ in their everyday lives within organizations, clubs, and services in which they have participated.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year.  Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org.

To apply for the Faith Weese Scholarship, please fill out the application below.

 

 

Arvizu Scholarship

To qualify, students must be of Latino heritage and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year.  Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org.

To apply for the Arvizu Scholarship, please fill out the application below.

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The Joyce K. Smith Nursing Endowed Scholarship

The Joyce K. Smith Nursing Endowed Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to deserving students pursuing an academic degree in Nursing.

Joyce Smith was born in 1936 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the 4th of 7 children. Joyce enjoyed travelling and lived in Texas before eventually calling Arizona her ‘home.’ Joyce had a great love for God, fishing, southwest artwork, and nursing. She loved helping others and was the inspiration for her niece, Donna, who also became a nurse.

To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Meet GCU admissions requirements.

Must be pursuing an academic degree in Nursing.

Applicants shall demonstrate documented financial need as defined by the Grand Canyon University Office of Financial Aid.

Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA.

Applicant must be an in-state, ground traditional student.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year.  Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org.

To apply for the Joyce K. Smith Nursing Endowed Scholarship, please fill out the application below.

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Ethington Theatre Angel Scholarship

To qualify, students must be Theatre and Drama or Theatre Education majors. Scholarship amounts vary. Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year.  Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org.

To apply for the Ethington Theatre Angel Scholarship, please fill out the application below.

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Tiffany D. Mealman Women in Chemistry for Excellence in Chemistry and Christian Character Scholarship

The scholarship shall be awarded annually to an outstanding female student who meets the following criteria:

  • Candidate must meet GCU admissions requirements
  • Candidate must be an in-state traditional student
  • Candidate must be a woman with a declared major in Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Candidate must possess a cumulative 3.2 GPA or higher and have received the grad of A in her Biochemistry class
  • Candidate must submit a 300 word personal statement about the importance of integrity, character, and Christian service in her life.

The Scholarship Committee of the GCU Foundation will work collaboratively with Terence L. Mealman and select Grand Canyon University College of Science faculty to identify qualified recipients. This will ensure the recipients satisfy the criteria requirements.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year.  Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org.

To apply for the Tiffany D. Mealman Scholarship, please fill out the application below.

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Evan C. Gary Memorial Scholarship

In Honor of Evan C. Gary

The Evan C. Gary Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life of homeschooled student, Evan C. Gary: son of Grant and Carol Gary, a GCU alumni. Evan had a keen interest in mechanical engineering, historical science, and biology and had hoped to one day attend GCU. Through his various projects and creative interests, he had an even bigger heart to see that those around him knew the saving love of Jesus Christ. At the age of 12, Evan was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. With his whole family by his side, he sought treatment over a 25-month period at four different internationally known medical institutions across the United States. As he bravely battled cancer in all of these various settings and circumstances, Evan continued to excel in most everything he did while maintaining a positive attitude and an eternal perspective on life. Once a person met Evan, their life was changed forever and for the better. The evening before he passed away, at the age of 14, Evan declared, “I’m going to serve Jesus and Him alone. I’m going to focus on what is right. How about you?” It is, therefore, the hope of Evan’s parents that his words continue to live on and inspire the dedicated, home-educated youth of tomorrow who seek to faithfully pursue their respective field in engineering, science, or pre-medicine at GCU.

To qualify, applicants must be Engineering, Science, or Pre-Med majors.

Applicants must have been home-schooled for a minimum of their high school years.

Applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA to qualify for subsequent awards.

Scholarship amount is $1,000.

Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from non-family members who have known the student for at least three years. One must be a letter from a pastor or staff member at the student’s home church.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year.  Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org.

To apply for the Evan C. Gary Scholarship, please fill out the application below.

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Alex Acosta Scholarship Memorial Scholarship

In Honor of Alex Acosta

The Alex Acosta Memorial Scholarship was created to continue the legacy of Alex Acosta, Jr, son of Alex and Deeanna Acosta, brother of Nicole Acosta, who lost his life at 23 years of age. Alex was very active in soccer throughout his years and was accomplishing his lifetime dream of becoming a fireman with the Phoenix Fire Department. This scholarship was established to help others achieve their dreams and goals and discover their life’s purpose while pursuing their continued educational goals from Grand Canyon University.
Alex’s parents would like to encourage students to always remember their faith, to work diligently toward their purpose, and to finish with honor.

To qualify, applicant must be an undergraduate Grand Canyon University traditional ground campus student taking at least 12 hours per semester.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year.  Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org.

To apply for the Alex Acosta Scholarship, please fill out the application below.
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Tim Browning Memorial Scholarship

In Honor of Tim Browning

Tim Browning spent most of this professional career in secondary education and came from a family of teachers. He devoted many years to assisting students to receive a higher education and in his honor, his family would like to continue this assistance.

The loss of a parent can create much adversity and suffering in a young person’s life. This scholarship is for undergraduate students who have lost one or both parents, and is established . to help hard working and deserving students triumph over loss by giving hope for their future and some relief from financial hardship.

Award amount ranges from $500 – $1000 annually based on available funding.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time GCU student.
  • Applicants must have a minimum incoming or continuing GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Proof of loss in the form of a copy of the death certificate is required.
  • Applicants must write a 1-2 page essay describing how the loss of a parent impacted their life and their career aspirations.
  • In cases where more than one student applies, equal consideration will be given to essays, financial need, GPA, and extracurricular activities.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2021 for the 2021/2022 academic year.  Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org.

To apply for the Tim Browning Scholarship, please fill out the application below.
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