Honors Achievement Award Scholarship

Submit Your Application OnlineRequest Honors Course Permission Number for Fall 2024

Fall 2024 application due date is October 25, 2024.

Applications received after October 27th will be considered for Spring 2025.

Spring 2024 application deadline is March 29, 2024.

The Honors Achievement Award (HAA) is a participation-based scholarship that is awarded at the END of the semester, only after the successful completion of ALL the following HAA requirements. In other words, this is a reimbursement scholarship based on your participation, enrollment, and successful completion of all HAA requirements in the semester.

To participate, you must apply at the beginning of the semester. For example, if you want to participate in the Fall semester, you must apply at the beginning of the Fall semester. Once you are a participating member, and you maintain eligibility, you do not need to reapply.

For questions about the Honors Achievement Award, contact Natascha Dennee.

Honors Open House

Dates to be announced

Learn about the scholarship and Honors, meet Honors Staff, and enjoy free snacks!

Southern & Dobson Campus: Building: KSC 35S, #175, P: 480 461-7079

Red Mountain Campus: Building RDM-DW, #135, P: 480 654-7820

In order to be eligible to participate in a semester, you must:

FIRST: Hold a minimum cumulative Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) district-wide GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Completed a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours (must be 100 level or above) at one or any combination of all Maricopa Community Colleges.

SECOND: Ensure that proof of lawful presence in the U.S. is on record through Admissions & Records.

HAA Participation Requirements:

  • Enroll in and complete a minimum of six (6) credits per semester.
  • Take one (1) - three (3) credit classes for Honors credit each semester. This can be an Honors Only Class or an Honors Contract.
  • Accept the Honors Canvas invite and complete all modules. This includes a helpful orientation video, checklist, Acceptance (Syllabi) Quiz, and one (1) Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) each semester. Pre-approved CCA’s can be found here. Pre-approved activities are added when available.
  • Complete your Honors Only class or contract with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
  • Complete the semester with a minimum cumulative district-wide GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • The award amount is based on the number of credit hours completed during the semester in which a student participates. Awards are for the Fall and Spring semesters only; HAA does not apply to the Summer sessions. Scholarship funds will be awarded at the END of the Fall/ Spring semester upon completion of all HAA Participation Requirements.

Scholarship Award Amounts

  • $500 for 12+ credit hours a semester
  • $325 for 9 - 11 credit hours a semester
  • $244 for 6 - 8 credit hours a semester

Applying/Getting Started

  1. Fill out the Honors Program Application. By applying for the Honors Achievement Award (HAA) Scholarship, the student will also be joining the Maricopa County Community Colleges Honors Program at MCC. Submit your completed application via the link above. Please allow two (2) to three (3) weeks to process your application. Once your eligibility is determined an email will be sent to your MCC student email. If you are not eligible at the time that you apply, you will receive an email explaining the reason. Eligibility is once again reviewed at the conclusion of the semester, if you meet the requirements then, you will receive a follow-up email regarding your current status.

  2. Enroll in an Honors-Only class or Submit an Honors contract to take a class for Honors credit. Honors-Only classes are offered each semester. A list of the Honors-Only classes can be found on the Class Schedule page on the MCC website. The Honors-Only classes are restricted for general registration, you will need a permission number to self-register. This can be obtained by using the link above. If the semester has already started or the available Honors classes do not meet your needs, choose one of your current classes to be your Honors class. This can be done via an Honors contract. Talk with your instructor, and with their permission, you can submit an Honors contract for their class. Information on Honors project requirements, how to submit, and the link to the contract are found here.

  3. Contract Verification Completion (CVC) Process. The Honors office will send a Contract Verification Completion form (CVCF) to your instructor. Once signed, your Honors contract for the semester is complete.

  4. Awarding of HAA Scholarship Funds. HAA scholarship funds will be awarded after the following has been verified:

    All grades for the semester have been posted - including grades from other MCCCD campuses.

    Grade for your Honors course is a ‘C’ or better and your CVCF has been received if an Honors contract was submitted for the semester.

    Your Co-Curricular score is a five (5)

    Your cumulative district-wide GPA continues to be a 3.25 or higher.


If a student maintains the eligibility requirements they can continue to participate and receive the scholarship without re-applying each semester. To remain eligible students must maintain a cumulative District-wide GPA of 3.25 or higher and complete an Honors class (earn at least a grade of 'C' or higher) each semester. Students must also complete one (1) co-curricular activity each semester. Students who do not successfully meet all the criteria will not be eligible to receive an Honors Achievement Award. Students who have not met all the criteria must reapply to the Honors Program if they have not been participating in the Honors Program for more than two semesters.