Honors Achievement Award Scholarship

The Honors Achievement Award (HAA) Scholarship is available to students who meet the following eligibility requirements

  • Have submitted a completed Honors Program application.
  • Hold a minimum cumulative district-wide GPA of 3.25 or higher and have a minimum of twelve (12) completed credit hours (must be 100 level or above) at one or any combination of the MCCCD college(s).  
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of one (1) – three (3) credit Honors class preferably an Honors-Only class for every semester you are participating in.
  • Students must also complete one (1) co-curricular activity each semester to be eligible for the scholarship award.

The award amount is based on the number of credit hours for which the student is enrolled. Awards are for Fall and Spring semesters only and does not apply to the Summer semesters. Scholarship funds will be awarded at the end of the Fall/ Spring semester upon completion of Honors course/contract.

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 also applies for the Honors Program. Submit your completed application (see application link above) to the Honors Office in person, by mail, scan and email, or fax. It takes 1-2 weeks to process your Honors Program application. We will verify your eligibility and then contact you via email, please provide a current email address on your application. If you are not eligible at the time that you apply, we send you a email explaining the reason; and we review eligibility at the end of every semester and send a follow up email regarding your current status. 

  2. Enroll in an honors class or do a contract to make a current class your honors class.  There are 30-40 honors classes to choose from each semester.  If the semester has already started or the available honors classes don't meet your needs, choose one of your current classes to be your honors class.  Talk with the professor and ask if they would be willing to do an honors contract with you. Fill out an honors contract with your professor outlining the honors project you will do for that class.  All honors projects must involve research, writing and a presentation.  You can print the honors contract (see link above) or pick one up from the honors office. .

  3. At the end of the semester we will verify that you completed your honors course with a C or better.  If you did an honors contract, you are responsible for printing the Honors Contract Verification form (above) or picking one up from the honors office,having your professor sign it, indicating you completed your project and finished the course with a C or better, and then turning that form in to honors.

  4. Awarding your scholarship.  Your HAA is awarded at the end of the semester.  You can leave it in your account and apply it to next semester's tuition or take it out and use it as needed.

Retention 

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 cumulitive District-wide GPA of 3.25 or higher and successfully 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 a 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.

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