Scholarships Help You Pay For College

A scholarship is free money to help you cover the costs of college. Apply for all the scholarships you can - there is no limit. Hundreds of scholarships are awarded each year to students based on various criteria: your major, financial need, academic merit, age, race, gender, and more. Don’t miss a chance to earn free money for college.

GCC Academic Works Scholarships: Apply Sept. 8 - Oct. 12, 2015

When to apply: Opportunities are available throughout the academic year. 
Who should apply: Everyone! Fill out one application and it is matched against hundreds of scholarships. If you match any scholarships' criteria, you will be automatically considered for an award.
Where to apply: Academic Works

Maricopa Foundation Scholarships (privately funded): Apply Sept. 8-Oct. 12, 2015

Maricopa Foundation scholarships include privately funded opportunities that are open to all MCCCD students and in some cases, non-Maricopa colleges and universities, as well. A FAFSA and verified lawful presence are not eligibility requirements for the majority of Maricopa Foundation scholarships.

When to apply: The Foundation database is open during these dates: Apply Sept. 8 - Oct. 12, 2015 for Spring 2016.
Who should apply: Everyone! Criteria varies based on the scholarship, one application will allow you to be considered for all scholarships for which you meet the criteria. So, be sure to take the time to fill out the online application completely.
Where to apply: Foundation Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application Tips Video
Before applying to any opportunities, take a look at this tutorial on tips for completing your scholarship application successfully:



Maricopa Foundation Transfer Scholarships

Online applications accepted March 2-16, 2015 at  Academicworks.

If you are planning to transfer to another college or university, contact their Financial Aid or Scholarship Office to ask about available scholarships. Here are just a few: Arizona State UniversityGrand Canyon UniversityNorthern Arizona University and University of Arizona.

GCC Transfer Scholarships (available in Academic Works)
Title Requirements Amount
English or Journalism teaching English or Journalism Teaching major, three-quarter time enrollment, and a 3.5 GPA transferable to ASU $650
GCC Alumni Endowment Transfer Scholarship GCC graduate or transfer student, 3.25 GPA, and completion of 30 credit hours at GCC $250-$500
Leland & Nancy Stanley Scholarship A GCC graduate who has participated in the GCC Athletic program within the last three years, accepted to attend NAU or ASU, demonstrated financial need, volunteer service and work experience. Preferences will be given to students 22 years of age or older, veterans, and to graduates of Wickenburg High School. Up to $1,500
Diane H. Thomas Scholarship for GCC Alumni A GCC graduating student, 3.0 GPA, transferring to an accredited four-year college or university for the upcoming academic year, and demonstrating financial need. $10,000

Nina Mason Pulliam Scholarship
Do any of these describe you: 

  • Raised in the Child Welfare System
  • Have a Physical Disability
  • Age 25 or older with dependents?

Apply for the Nina Scholars program. This program covers full tuition, fees, and books, provides a $2,750 annual living allowance, and provides each student with an academic advisor mentor. Deadline to apply: March 1, yearly. See if you qualify! About the Nina Scholars scholarship. Nina Mason Pulliam Scholarship Online application


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