Local and National Scholarships to Help You Pay For College

A scholarship is money given to you as a gift to help pay for college. If you think there are no scholarships for you, think again - there are GCC Scholarships for your major or degree program if you have a "C" or better in all your classes. To quickly find national scholarships, use the trusted websites listed below.

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Need Help with Scholarship Applications?
Students: Visit the Enrollment Center and speak with a Scholarship Expert, or attend a free workshop: Find out when the next free financial aid and scholarship workshop is happening.

GCC Faculty: did you know that you can schedule a scholarship workshop for your classroom? Email scholarships@gccaz.edu to schedule an in-class scholarship workshop.


Maricopa Community College Foundation Scholarships

Need money to help pay for college? Scholarships can help. Start by completing ONE online form to apply for all of the Maricopa Foundation Scholarships. Completing a single application puts you in the running for some of the thousands of dollars in scholarships to be awarded to help students to pay for their Fall 2018 semester. Apply by March 16.

GCC Scholarship Portal

Create your account in Academic Works to begin the application process. Individual GCC Scholarships are posted online as they become available. 

When to apply: Check the site monthly as dates vary for each scholarship. 
Who should apply: Each scholarship has its own criteria. Criteria might include your major or degree program, ethnicity, financial need, interests, and more.
View list of Scholarships currently accepting applications

Video: How To Apply for Scholarships

Before applying to any opportunities, watch this tutorial on tips for completing your scholarship application successfully:


Where to find National Scholarships

Below are trusted, free websites with searchable databases to match your eligibility for scholarships from national organizations and businesses.

Sallie Mae
A huge database that matches your interests to scholarships, plus, you can sign up to be alerted when new scholarships are available, so you never miss an opportunity to apply for a chance to increase your scholarship awards. At Sallie Mae, scholarships are for everyone, not just jocks and geniuses. Free! Never pay to apply for scholarships.

Get matched to scholarships based on your strengths, interests and skills.

College Scholarships Foundation (CollegeScholarships.org)
No login or registration required. What makes this website unique is that they list a broad array of funding opportunities without asking for your personal information. 

CollegeNet Mach 25 Scholarship Search
Search for scholarships by keyword, or create a profile for better results.

FinAid is an award winning, free service website offering student financial aid information, advice and tools. FinAid has won awards from the College Board, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students and the American Institute for Public Service

International Education Financial Aid (EIFA)
Scholarships for students who want to study outside of the United States. IEFA offers a comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs and other information to assist students who want to study abroad.



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