GCC Scholarships

GCC’s Scholarship Opportunities

GCC offers a variety of scholarships. Opportunities depend on major or degree program, ethnicity, financial need, interests, GPA, and among other criteria. Many of our scholarships are available through Academic Works. Individual GCC Scholarships are posted online as they become available, so check the site often as dates vary for each scholarship. 

Create your account in Academic Works to begin the application process. 

View list of Scholarships currently accepting applications

Scholarship Spotlight

Name & Award Details

Nina Mason Pulliam Scholarship


Award: Covers full tuition, fees, books, $3,200 annual living allowance and provides each student with an academic advisor mentor.

Available throughout the Maricopa County Community Colleges. Available to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Apply online

Deadline: March 1, annually.


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


For additional information please click: About the Nina Scholars scholarship


Name & Award Details

Helping Hands For Single Moms


Award: Various amounts

Deadline: Open/Rolling


  • Nursing students must be actively enrolled in a program
  • Have US Citizenship and reside in Maricopa County Phoenix-Metro Valley (Arizona); Online students must reside in Maricopa County
  • Be legally single / divorced and may not reside with a domestic partner
  • Agree and commit to not reside with a domestic partner while receiving our scholarship
  • Registered in college and have a cumulative GPA 2.8 or higher
  • Carry a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per semester
  • Have at least one child under age 11 living in your home
  • Be a responsible and responsive program participant
  • Attend/participate in the Single Moms Network meetings each month (Full Scholarship Recipients ONLY)

For more information, please click: Helping Hands for Single Moms

GCC Departmental Scholarship Opportunities

Several academic departments at GCC offer scholarships. Award amounts and criteria vary and scholarships are usually restricted to students majoring in a particular academic discipline. Each academic division is responsible for awarding these scholarships. Please contact the department directly for information about the application process.

Department Details
ACE Scholarship applications are accepted during the month of November.
Adapted PE Visit the Adapted PE Office (FW) for information and assessment.
Automotive Contact Don Davis, Automotive Technology Department, for information about the Fabulous Fifties Ford Club Scholarship and the Copper State Ford Mustang Scholarship.
Counseling Currently available: Helping Hands for Single Moms Scholarship
Disability Resources & Services Scholarships for students with Disabilities
English Available scholarships
Honors Program & President’s Scholarship Available scholarships 
Performing Arts Both majors and non-majors are encouraged to apply for scholarships in Music, Theatre, and Dance. The scholarship amount is based on current course load, specifically the number of Performing Arts classes being taken, and performance ability. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship contact the director of your discipline (Theatre Arts & FilmDanceBandChoirJazzPercussionGuitar, or Piano.) 
Nursing External resources for nursing students.
Student Life & Leadership Currently available: Phoenix Pride Scholarship
Veterans Available scholarships


GCC Transfer Scholarships

Online applications accepted through Academic Works.

Also, be sure to contact the Financial Aid or Scholarship Office of the institution you are transferring to, and ask about available scholarships. Here are just a few: Arizona State UniversityGrand Canyon UniversityNorthern Arizona University and the University of Arizona.

Name & Award Details

English/Journalism Teaching Scholarship

Award: $650

GCC Student majoring in English or Journalism, must enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester and must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA.

GCC Alumni Endowment Transfer Scholarship

Award: $250-$500

GCC graduate or transfer student, 3.25 GPA, and completion of 30 credit hours at GCC

Leland & Nancy Stanley Scholarship

Award: Up to $1000

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Must be a graduate of GCC (Verified by Admissions & Records)
  • Must be at least 23, at time of application (submit government photo ID)
  • Submit proof of having been admitted to Arizona State University or Northern Arizona University

Preference will be given to students that meet any of the following:

  • Participated in the athletic program at GCC (submit a letter from the coach, verifying participation)
  • Served as active military a minimum of two years (attach a copy of DD214 or other proof of service)
  • A graduate of Wickenburg High School (provide the year of graduation)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate volunteer service

Diane H. Thomas Scholarship for GCC Alumni

Award: Up to $10,000

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.