Mom and her two daughters smiling in front of SIS sign.

Students Inspiring Students: A Neighborhood Scholarship

The mission of Grand Canyon University’s Students Inspiring Students (SIS) scholarship program is to grant local students the opportunity to receive a private college education. Many inner-city students in the West Valley community do not achieve their dreams of obtaining a college education due to financial challenges. To make private, Christian education an accessible reality for all, GCU’s Students Inspiring Students program gives students the means and conviction to pursue and achieve their dreams of earning a college degree as they give back to their community.

GCU and SIS has awarded over 350 full-tuition scholarships* and has granted students over $5 million in scholarships since 2016.** You can propel local high school students forward in their educational journey by supporting this program today. Your gift will go directly to the SIS scholarship, helping cover all tuition and fees. Make your gift to the SIS scholarship program below to change the future of deserving young people in our local community.

*As of May 2020
**As of May 6, 2020

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Hear What SIS Recipients Have To Say

Young man named Jose Monarrez smiling in front of SIS sign.

I would like to thank the person who funded my scholarship for allowing me to go to college. I would want them to know they have helped an immigrant achieve a lifelong goal of getting an education. Because of people like them, the world is becoming a better place.

Jose Monarrez, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

If I were to meet the person who donated the funds for the scholarship, I wouldn’t know how to thank them. Thanking them would just be the start. Because of their donations, they give kids with less resources a chance to create a better future for themselves and their families. I would want them to know that they truly are making a difference.

Johanna S. Gonzales, Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics

While at GCU I realized that if all kids had someone to look up to, that could change their outcome and allow them to become someone better. I now look back on life and see that what I only dreamed of has become possible through SIS and now I’m entering my career and beginning to live my life-long dream.

Sean Oliver, Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies

Headshot of young man wearing glasses smiling named John Nguyen.

Speaking for many, college was not a top option for us because of financial struggles and challenges. The scholarship was a blessing — an opportunity for us as students to achieve our dreams and goals. This has helped my family and they are so proud of me for being the first generation to achieve their bachelor’s degree.

John Nguyen, Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies

Grand Canyon University is a 501(c)3 organization, EIN#47-2507725. Donations are tax-deductible.