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Arizona's foster kids can get scholarships to GCU

The Christian university has a new scholarship opportunity available to Arizona's foster children.

PHOENIX — Arizona's foster children are eligible to receive a full scholarship to Grand Canyon University that's funded by state and federal resources. 

The Christian university announced Thursday a new partnership with the Arizona Department of Child Safety to provide free education and housing for the state's foster kids.  

“We strive to ensure that private, Christian education is within reach for all – and students who have aged out of the state’s foster care system should be no exception,” said GCU President Brian Mueller in a statement.  

Tuition at GCU is more expensive than in-state tuition at Arizona's three public universities. Other scholarships are available to students who have aged out of the state's foster care system.

The state's GCU scholarships cover all tuition, fees, and year-round housing.

According to the governor's office, the program is funded by GCU scholarships with state and federal funding resources. 

Arizona will begin awarding scholarships in the 2022-2023 school year. 

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