Third Day has teamed up with Arizona’s Grand Canyon University (GCU) to offer fans a chance to win $1 million worth of scholarships.
At each stop on Third Day's upcoming Make Your Move tour, one qualified fan will be selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship to GCU, a non-denominational, Christian university with both online programming and a physical campus in Phoenix.
GCU's overall partnership with the Third Day tour includes up to $1 million in scholarships specifically allocated to Third Day fans during the duration of the band's spring and fall tours.
Currently, Third Day band members Mark Lee, Tai Anderson and David Carr are finishing their degrees through GCU, immersing themselves in continuing their educations through online classes even during road trips.
"Third Day never wants to encourage our fans to do something that we're not willing to do ourselves," Anderson says. "We wanted to experience what GCU is all about firsthand, so we enrolled in classes at the start of this year. Like so many of our fellow 'Lopes,' we left college to pursue our careers before we finished our degrees. At the time, we had to choose between Third Day and going to school. With GCU, we no longer have to choose. We're working toward our degrees on the tour bus!"
Fans interested in winning a scholarship can be considered by completing an electronic application form via computers at the GCU booth at every concert location. Scholarship recipients will be notified by GCU soon after the concert.