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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 2018/2019 are being accepted through March 31, 2018. 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.

Grand Canyon University 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. Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2018 for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee. 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 GCUSF Scholarship, please fill out the application below.
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Students Inspiring Students Scholarship
A Neighborhood Scholarship

*A User Account is required to register for the Students Inspiring Students Scholarship. Once you have created an account, you can sign in at any time to continue your application process. Click HERE to register.
To qualify, high school seniors must meet application requirements:
  • High school senior admissible** to GCU.
  • Attending one of GCU’s neighborhood, participant schools.
  • Student must complete a minimum of 100 hours of study time at the GCU Learning Lounge prior to the application deadline.
  • Students must demonstrate a financial need.***
The GCUSF Scholarship Committee will determine eligibility.  Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to info@gcusf.org.
For consideration, please complete the application below.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
* Both GCUSF and GCU reserve the right to award or decline scholarship applications for any reason.  The minimum renewal criteria must be maintained for the scholarship to be renewed in future years. GCUSF and GCU each reserve the right to change scholarship award and/or renewal criteria at any time without prior notice.
** Admissibility Requirements: 3.0 unweighted GPA, 19 ACT, or SAT (math and reading only) on a 2400 point scale: 1300 (test date before 3/1/2016) OR on a 1600 point scale: 1000 (test date after 3/1/2016).
*** Financial need is determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Students must apply for the FAFSA to determine financial need. If eligible, PELL Grants, and all other gift aid, including federal and state grants and loans, as well as private scholarships, are subtracted from student’s tuition and fees unless they are being used for costs not covered in the scholarship program, such as housing and meal plans. The remaining cost of tuition and fees up to a maximum of $18,000 will be covered by this scholarship package.

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 2018 for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee. 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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Federated Insurance Business Scholarship

To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be a sophomore, junior or 1st semester Senior during the year the scholarship is awarded.
  • Major must be in the College of Business – Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, etc.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 minimum overall GPA and a 3.25 minimum major GPA.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Preference will be given to students that hold leadership positions, are involved in extracurricular activities, and participate in community service.

Scholarship amount is one $1000 scholarship per calendar year.  Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2018 for the 2018/2019 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 Federated Insurance Business Scholarship, please fill out the application below.

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GCU Guild Continuing Student Scholarship

To qualify, applicants must meet GCU application requirements.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time as a traditional ground student (12 credit hours per semester).
  • Applicant must maintain a 2.75 or above 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 2018 for the 2018/2019 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.
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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 2018 for the 2018/2019 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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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.

Scholarship amount varies based on available funding.  Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2018 for the 2018/2019 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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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 2018/2019 academic year.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2018 for the 2018/2019 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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Earl Wilcox Scholarship

Valley businessman and former Arizona legislator Earl Wilcox has devoted more than 35 years to public service, working within both the public and private sectors to help enrich the lives of Phoenix-area youth and minorities. Mr. Wilcox is a graduate of Grand Canyon University, and was named GCU Alumnus of the Year in 1988.

Mr. Wilcox started a successful graphic design company in 1986 and introduced Aqui Magazine, a quarterly publication devoted to economic, social, political, and education issues affecting the Hispanic community.   Between 1989 and 1992, Mr. Wilcox was appointed Justice of the Peace, Maryvale Justice Precinct, in Phoenix.  In this role, he worked extensively with a community coalition to address the needs of diverse ethnic groups.  He went on to serve as Chief of Staff for Phoenix City Council member Salomon Leija in 1993. The following year, he became the publisher of El Sol newspaper, the oldest Hispanic publication in the state of Arizona.

As a businessman and public servant, Mr. Wilcox believes in taking a practical, hands-on approach to developing opportunities for all residents.  Community service is a personal way of life, as all family members actively participate and contribute.

Mr. Wilcox is a much sought-after public speaker by a variety of community organizations, including Phoenix- area Chambers of Commerce, business forums, schools, and community groups.

To qualify, students must be of Latino heritage and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Four (4) scholarships will be awarded, each one valued at $2,500.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2018 for the 2018/2019 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 Earl Wilcox Scholarship, please fill out the application below.

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Evan C. Gary Memorial Scholarship

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 2018 for the 2018/2019 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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The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses (40 & 8) Nursing Scholarship

La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses) is an independent, by invitation, honor society of American Veterans, more commonly known as “The Forty & Eight.”

The Forty & Eight is committed to charitable and patriotic aims. Our purpose is to uphold and defend the United States, to promote the well-being of veterans, their widows, widowers, and orphans, and to actively participate in selected charitable endeavors, which includes among others, programs that promote child welfare and nurses’ training.

To qualify, applicants:

  • Must meet GCU admissions requirements.
  • Must be an Arizona resident participating in a post-secondary Nursing program. Applicant must provide verification of enrollment in an approved Nursing program.
  • Candidates must submit an essay of no more than 500 words to include:
    • Personal, academic, and career goals, including why your major was selected
    • Significant life experiences and accomplishments
    • Involvement in campus or community activities
    • Explanation of financial need

The Scholarship Committee of the GCU Scholarship Foundation will work collaboratively with the 40 & 8 Scholarship Committee to identify qualified recipients. 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 40 & 8 Nursing Scholarship, please fill out the application below.

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The Dimension Data – Steve Westerman Memorial Scholarship

The Steve Westerman Memorial Scholarship, in partnership with Grand Canyon University and OCJ Kids, was founded with the mission of giving opportunity to those in the foster care system who have need and are looking to contribute to society through the application of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM).

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Meet GCU admissions requirements.
  • Currently be in the foster care system.
  • Be an in-state, traditional ground student.
  • Be pursuing an academic degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or a Health related field.
  • Have demonstrated documented financial need as defined by the Grand Canyon University Office of Financial Aid.
  • Have a minimum of 3.5 GPA.

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the GCUSF Scholarship Committee.  Scholarships will be awarded in spring 2018 for the 2018/2019 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 Dimension Data – Steve Westerman Scholarship, please fill out the application below.

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The Grand Canyon University Athletic Scholarship

To qualify, applicants must meet GCU admissions requirements, and be eligible to participate with a men’s or women’s intercollegiate athletics program per GCU and NCAA guidelines. Applicants shall be an active or incoming member of a GCU men’s or women’s intercollegiate athletics program. The applicant must also be currently receiving an athletic scholarship awarded by the GCU Athletic Department.

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 below.

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The Kevin and Greta Warren Post-Graduate Athletic Scholarship

To qualify, applicants must meet GCU admissions requirements, and be eligible to participate with a men’s or women’s intercollegiate athletics program per GCU and NCAA guidelines. Applicants shall be an active or incoming member of a GCU men’s or women’s intercollegiate athletics program. The applicant must also be currently receiving an athletic scholarship awarded by the GCU Athletic Department.

Eligible applicants must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.49 or higher.  Applicants must also submit three (3) letters of recommendation and a 1,000-word personal statement.

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 Kevin and Greta Warren Post-Graduate Athletic Scholarship, please fill out the application below.

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The Grand Canyon University Men’s Rugby Athletic Scholarship

To qualify, applicants must meet GCU admissions requirements, and be eligible to participate in a men’s rugby program per GCU and USA Rugby college rugby guidelines.  Applicants must 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 below.

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The Grand Canyon University Men’s Lacrosse Athletic Scholarship

To qualify, applicants must meet GCU admissions requirements, and be eligible to participate in a men’s lacrosse program per GCU guidelines.  Applicants must 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 below.

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The Grand Canyon University Men’s Hockey Athletic Scholarship

To qualify, applicants must meet GCU admissions requirements, and be eligible to participate in a men’s hockey program per GCU guidelines.  Applicants must be an active or incoming member of a GCU men’s hockey 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 Hockey Athletic Scholarship, please fill out the application below.

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The ISACA Phoenix Chapter Scholarship

To qualify, applicants must meet GCU admissions requirements, and be pursuing an academic degree in Information Systems. Preference will be given to students pursuing an interest in IT Audit or Information Security.

  • Applicant must demonstrate documented financial need as defined by the Grand Canyon University Office of Financial Aid.
  • Applicant must have a 3.5 GPA.
  • Applicant must be a junior or senior level student, as defined by the university.
  • 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 2018 for the 2018/2019 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 ISACA Phoenix Chapter 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 2018 for the 2018/2019 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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