Eleven Maryvale Students Learn They were First Recipients of GCU's "Students Inspiring Students" Scholarships

Posted by Community Relations on 5/3/2016

Eleven Maryvale students learned Monday that they were the first recipients of Grand Canyon University’s Students Inspiring Students scholarships. The scholarships, funded by the Grand Canyon University Scholarship fund and local business and philanthropic leaders, will cover 100 scholarships this first year, most going to Phoenix Union students. This week, a GCU entourage visited Betty Fairfax, North, Carl Hayden, Alhambra, Franklin, Central, Bioscience and Metro Tech to deliver the news, and the $18,000 a year scholarship ($72,000 for four years) that covers tuition, books, and fees. To qualify, the students had to have a grade point average of 3.4 or above, and spend at least 50 hours at the GCU Learning Lounge, an after-school program, working with college tutors. In return, the scholarship students will pay it forward, providing 100 hours per year of mentoring and academic support per year to high school students, while maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA. “This is a proven project that works. We believe this will be truly transformational and could become a model that will be emulated nationally,” GCU President Brian Mueller said.