The Presidents’ Honors Scholarship covers in-state/in-county tuition up to 15 credit hours (plus the $15 registration fee) for four consecutive semesters (must meet eligibility at the conclusion of each semester), excluding summer sessions. The award does not cover additional class fees, books, private instruction, or music lessons. By applying for the Presidential Scholarship, the student also applies for the Honors Program.
The following test scores are required for admittance to the program for any of the pathways listed below:
|Placement Test Score Requirements|
*To be eligible for Honors English you must score a 7+
|5+* Write Placer|
|Math, Elementary Algebra||70+ Accuplacer|
|Math, College Algebra||32+ Accuplacer|
1. Completion of a secondary education program in Maricopa County (including NCA-accredited, charter, private, religious high schools), with a final cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA and placement scores as noted above
2. Homeschooled student, with verification from parents and at the time of application, have a final cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA and placement test scores as noted above.
3. General Educational Development (GED) certificate completed within one academic year and placement test scores as noted in above.
4. Grand Canyon Diploma recipient completed within one academic year of application and placement test scores as noted above.
For the Presidents' Honors Scholarship to be renewed each semester (up to four consecutive semesters,
excluding summer semesters), the student must meet ALL of the following requirements:
A Presidents' Honors Scholar whose cumulative Maricopa GPA, including ALL credits (e.g. dual enrollment), falls below 3.25 but above 3.0 at the end of the first semester will be placed on probation. The student must raise the cumulative Maricopa GPA to at least 3.25 prior to beginning the third semester.
Students will not be eligible for renewal of the scholarship if:
Honors Program students should not withdraw from courses or alter class schedules without first consulting the College Honors Program.
Refund, drop/add, and withdrawal policies, dates, and deadlines apply to all.
Presidents' Honors Scholars will have their fee due date on their billing statement deferred until financial aid is awarded. At that time, provided all necessary paperwork is completed and the student is enrolled in an honors course, the scholarship amount will be applied to the student's account. Students must pay any fees over the scholarship amount by the date on the billing statement.
To qualify as an Honors Program Graduate, a student must be eligible to graduate from the college and must meet the additional requirements that include a 3.5 MCCCD cumulative GPA, completion of 15 credit hours in Honors coursework across three disciplines, and completion of co-curriculars.
Presidents' Honors Scholars who have been admitted to the Honors Program and college may apply for the deferment of their Presidents' Honors Scholarship for the purpose of taking part in activities that would interrupt their required continuous enrollment at the Maricopa Community Colleges. See the Deferment application for more information.
For all copies of contracts, applications, and deferment forms go to Forms link on the left hand menu, or links above.
You may submit applications to the Honors Office at either MCC campus, or you may mail applications to the following address:
For more information on the Honors Program use the "Faculty & Staff" link on the left hand menu, as well as the FAQ link.
mesacc.edu | 480-461-7000 | © 2017 Mesa Community College | A Maricopa Community College
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.