GCU Fostering Futures Scholarship

Building Futures, Beginning Today

How We Help

Grand Canyon University has partnered with the State of Arizona’s Department of Child Safety to create a college pathway program that covers the costs for tuition, fees and room and meal plan to help qualified Arizona students experiencing foster care achieve their academic goals.

Watch the video to learn more about what the Fostering Futures program can do for students. 

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Student Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be an Arizona resident
  • Must be in state care at age 17 and enrolled in the Volunteer Foster Care Program Agreement at 18 years of age
  • Must have an open case with the Arizona Department of Child Safety or served through the Extended Foster Care or After Care Program (TILP) throughout duration of program at GCU (up to specified required age), with eligibility for re-entry
  • Must be accepted to GCU and maintain satisfactory academic progress in your program of study for renewability purposes each semester
  • Must demonstrate eligibility by completing the FAFSA and Education Tuition Voucher application documents and completing the necessary steps to secure awards
  • Are required to live on campus at GCU (students who become ineligible to live on campus involuntarily or who move off campus voluntarily will no longer be eligible for this scholarship program)
  • Must adhere to any additional rules and guidelines specified by the Arizona Department of Child Safety to maintain renewability
  • Must provide authorization via a Student Information Release Form (SIRF) to the State of Arizona’s Department of Child Safety or their contracted designee to ensure information regarding eligibility (attendance, grades, financial status) can be communicated for certification purposes

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