As part of our community outreach efforts, the GCU Learning Lounge is proud to offer academic support to local K-12 students in our community. These students are tutored and mentored by specially-trained college scholars who are passionate about helping the next generation of learners.

The Learning Lounge:

  • Provides one-on-one and small group academic assistance services at no cost to the student
  • Learning Advocates (LEADs) are excelling college scholars in the areas of mathematics, reading and science
  • LEADs possess high energy and have a passion to serve others
  • LEADs receive specialized training to assist high school students

Beyond academic assistance services, the Learning Lounge offers an eatery, study area with oversized couches and chairs, small computer lab, TV area and many other amenities.

Student Inspiring Students

Grand Canyon University’s Students Inspiring Students neighborhood scholarship program is a grassroots, self-funded initiative. This scholarship program provides local students with full-tuition scholarships, making education an accessible reality for all. To be eligible for the Students Inspiring Students scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need, maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and receive 100 hours of academic assistance at the Learning Lounge. Scholarship recipients then pay it forward by volunteering their time at the Learning Lounge to help the next generation of scholars.

For more information and to donate to this initiative, please visit

To apply for this student scholarship, please visit

Contact Us

We proudly serve students at two Valley locations! Please see the addresses and hours below for details. 

3300 W. Camelback Road
Humanities and Social Sciences Building 16
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 3 – 8 pm
Saturday (Grades K-12)
10 am – 6 pm

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Watts Family Maryvale YMCA
3805 N. 53rd Ave. 
Phoenix, AZ 85031

Hours of Operation
(K-12 always welcome) 
Monday – Friday 
3:30 – 7 pm 
10 am – 2 pm

For questions or more information, please contact Shari Stagner at 602-639-7067 or

New Learning Lounge Location for Spring Training

GCU’s Maryvale Learning Lounge location will be moving for the duration of spring training. From Jan. 20 – April 3, 2020, the Learning Lounge will be providing free academic support and resources at Watts Family Maryvale YMCA. All Learning Lounge services will still be available during this time. The Learning Lounge will return to American Family Fields of Phoenix on April 6, 2020.

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This Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation (GCUSF) scholarship package is offered in conjunction with Grand Canyon University (GCU). Each organization will pay up to one-half of the award, with the award intended to cover tuition, applicable enrollment and program fees and all other non-room and board costs. Tuition and fees will be covered by a combination of aid such as scholarships and grants from federal, state, private and institutional sources. The scholarship package cannot be applied toward parking, health insurance, housing or meal plan rates and is not transferrable, nor does it hold any cash value. This scholarship package is renewable for up to three years for eligible students who make timely application for renewal and meet all academic requirements. (Note: GCU strongly recommends a minimum of 50 hours of service in the GCU Learning Lounge per academic year in order to receive the letter of recommendation). To remain eligible, a student must be continuously enrolled full-time in the Fall/Spring semester and be in good academic standing. Full-time enrollment constitutes enrollment in 12 credits or more, 8 of which must be on the "Ground Campus." Both GCUSF and GCU reserve the right to decline to award a scholarship for any reason. If a student does not meet the minimum renewal criteria, a scholarship will not be renewed. GCUSF and GCU each reserve the right to change scholarship award and/or renewal criteria at any time without prior notice.