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MISD Partners with Grand Canyon University to Guarantee College Access to Students and Employees

Manor Independent School District has partnered with Grand Canyon University (GCU) to assist MISD graduates and employees access to affordable, high-quality education.

The Participants in Learning, Leading and Serving (PLLS) program provides members of the school community with a variety of benefits, such as:

  • PLLS student scholarship opportunity
  • A 10% scholarship for PLLS faculty, staff, and governing board members
  • A 5% scholarship for spouses of faculty, staff and governing board members
  • A 5% scholarship for students’ parents for degrees related to the field of Education
  • Dual enrollment opportunities for students
  • Professional Development and Speaker opportunities
  • Access to the GCU Online Job Board
  • Discounts on GCU academic and athletic camps, and events sponsored by Strategic Educational Alliances 

"This opportunity is dear to my heart because I not only want to help our students with their post-secondary aspirations but others, such as our wonderful Manor ISD staff,” said Dr. Creslond Fannin, MISD Director of Federal and State Programs, College, Career & Military Readiness.“ I’m excited about this partnership with GCU. It’s truly transforming lives in the Manor community.”

“As an individual, I always strive to excel in my professional and educational goals,” said Karla Rivera, Senior Administrative Assistant to the MISD Board of Trustees. “When I heard about the partnership that Manor ISD had with GCU, I jumped at the opportunity. It has been a blessing to be able to go to school online and get my Masters in Communication. I appreciate the efforts that Manor Independent School District does for its staff, and the support we receive as we grow in our professional careers.” 

Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is Arizona’s premier private Christian university. GCU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers more than 225 academic programs, emphases, and certificates for both traditional undergraduate students and working professionals. The University’s curriculum emphasizes interaction with classmates, both in-person and online, and individual attention from instructors while fusing academic rigor with Christian values to help students find their purpose and become skilled, caring professionals.

“We are so pleased to welcome Manor Independent School District into Grand Canyon University’s PLLS alliance and look forward to launching a relationship to benefit their students, staff and school community,” said Dr. Tacy Ashby, Senior Vice President, Strategic Educational Alliances.

Source: Grand Canyon University
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