GCU broadens education access with full-tuition scholarships, tuition cost freeze – Chamber Business News
In its latest move to make college more accessible for Valley students, Grand Canyon University surprised local high school students Wednesday with scholarships to cover the full cost of their tuition.
The private Christian university also announced recently it would be yet again freezing the cost of tuition to reduce the impact of student loan debt.
The Students Inspiring Students (SIS) scholarship, which is in its fifth year, was created in collaboration among GCU, local high schools and philanthropic business leaders to bring better education access to the community.
GCU held a surprise event Wednesday night at the GCU Ballpark to award 25 high school students with full-tuition scholarships.
Each year, the university awards full-tuition scholarships to students from inner-city high schools who meet academic criteria, have financial need and received 100 or more hours of academic assistance at GCU’s Learning Lounge, a free after-school tutoring and mentoring program designed to improve skills and confidence among K-12 students, ultimately boosting achievement.