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.
Need Help with Scholarship Applications?
Need help filling out scholarship applications online? Visit the Enrollment Center and speak with a Scholarship Expert. Other options are to ask your instructor to call 623-845-3469 to schedule a workshop for your classroom, or attend a free workshop:
|Wed., March 30||2-2:30 p.m.||Room B-104|
|Wed., April 6||5-5:30 p.m.||Room B-104|
Find a scholarship workshop and information sessions on the GCC events calendar.
New Students: President's Honors Scholarship - Apply by July 1
Recent high school graduates who ranked in the top 20% of their graduating class or who scored exceptionally high on GCC placement tests may apply for the Presidents' Honors Scholarship. The Presidents' Honors Scholarship covers the cost of in-county tuition for 15 credit hours per semester, and automatically renews for a total of four consecutive semesters (summers excluded) as long the student meets the criteria for renewal. Apply by July 1.
GCC Academic Works Scholarships (Open Year Round.)
Hundreds of individual GCC Scholarships can be found and applied for Online.
When to apply: Opportunities are available throughout the academic year. Submit a separate application for each scholarship.
Who should apply: Everyone! Scholarship criteria vary. Criteria might include your major or degree program, ethnicity, financial need, interests, and more.
Where to apply: Academic Works
Mikus $1,000 Liberal Arts Scholarship - Apply by April 8
Apply anytime between March 28, 2016 - April 8, 2016.
Dr. Andrew & Patricia J Mikus (MCCF) is a privately funded Liberal Arts Scholarship. Download Mikus Scholarship flier.
Criteria: 3.0 GPA, Full-time student, and have accumulated or are enrolled in 9 credit hours in courses with the following prefixes: ARH, ASB 202/222/223, ASM 104, ECN 160, ENH, HIS, SUM, MHL, POS 110/221/222/223 and REL. Be sure to fill out the online application completely.
Where to apply: Maricopa Community Colleges Academic Works
Nina Mason Pulliam Scholarship - Apply by March 1
Covers full tuition, fees, books, provides a $2,750 annual living allowance, and provides each student with an academic advisor mentor.
Deadline to apply: March 1, yearly. Do any of these describe you?
- Raised in the Child Welfare System, or
- Have a Physical Disability, or
- Age 25 or older with dependents?
Maricopa Foundation Scholarships (privately funded) - Apply Feb. 8-28 for Fall 2016
The Foundation is giving away over $700,000 in scholarships for the Fall 2016 semester. Open to all MCCCD students.
When to apply: Apply for scholarships for the Fall 2016 semester from Feb. 8-28, 2016. (The application period for Foundations Scholarships for the Spring 2017 semester will open in Sept. 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
Video: How To Apply for Scholarships
Before applying to any opportunities, watch this tutorial on tips for completing your scholarship application successfully:
Maricopa Foundation Transfer Scholarships - Apply by Feb. 28
Online applications accepted Through Feb. 28, 2016 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 University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona.
|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|
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