Several local students will receive full-tuition scholarships from Grand Canyon University (GCU) through its Students Inspiring Students (SIS) Scholarship Program, made possible by a $500,000, five-year grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.

The SIS program is a public-private partnership through which the university provides full-tuition scholarships to students from inner-city high schools who keep at least a 3.5 grade-point average, show financial need and finish 100 or more hours of required projects including college-preparedness exercises and academic assistance in GCU’s Learning Lounge, which has served more than 4,500 students from 150 neighboring schools.

The grant will fund scholarships for “Parsons Scholars,” high school seniors who are the most academically qualified among all the SIS recipients.

Bryann Osborn of Sunnyslope High School, Jose Alberto Pacheco Lopez and Rubicel Pita Martinez of Washington High School, and Naomi Estime, Fatima Lopez Rodriguez and Diana L. Morales Vera, all of North High School, were the North Central scholarship winners.

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