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Grand Canyon University Scholarship Program Receives Substantial Gift From The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

PHOENIX, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Grand Canyon University’s Student Inspiring Students (SIS) Scholarship Program has received a $500,000, five-year grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The grant will fund full-tuition scholarships for “Parsons Scholars” – high school seniors who are the most academically qualified among SIS recipients. The largest single gift in the program’s history, the multi-year grant will provide life-changing opportunities for high-achieving youth who otherwise may not be able to afford a college education.

“Supporting higher education, and organizations like Grand Canyon University, is about more than funding a scholarship, it’s about investing in a person’s future,” said Founder & CEO of PXG Bob Parsons. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, and I’m proud to support those who are willing to put in the hard work and earn a college degree.”  

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Jim Parsons remembers the moment he knew he was gay. 

The “Big Bang Theory” actor was studying theater at the University of Houston, where he was surrounded by loving, open-minded friends and introduced to landmark gay plays “Angels in America” and “Love! Valour! Compassion!” 

“The first time I had a crush on a boy in undergrad, I was like, ‘Oh, (shoot), this is seeing the world in color,’ ” Parsons says. “I realized all the crushes I’d had on girls in the past (were) black and white in comparison. And I was like, ‘Well, I can’t go back. I am Dorothy and I walked out of the house into Oz, and I’ve just got to keep going down the brick road.’ ” 

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