Eligibility Changes for MCC President’s Honors Scholarship

MESA, Ariz. – Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, The Mesa Community College (MCC) President’s Honors Scholarship will be available to students who graduate in the top 20 percent of their high school class or complete high school with a GPA of 3.0 or above, successfully test into MCC’s Honors Program, and enroll at MCC within two academic semesters following high school graduation.

The President’s Honors Scholarship is a scholarship available at Mesa Community College for incoming recent high school graduates that covers in-state/in-county tuition for up to 15 credit hours for four consecutive semesters. To retain the scholarship students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA, be enrolled in at least 12 credits each semester - including a satisfactory completion of at least one Honors course, and complete two co-curricular activities each semester.

“The availability of this scholarship makes it possible for a student to obtain a two-year degree at virtually no cost,” said Kathleen Perales, Mesa Community College Associate Dean of Student Affairs. “Student success is our goal. We work with students on an individual basis to determine the best pathway to success.”

Students eligible for the scholarship are admitted into MCC’s Honors Program at MCC, which offers a comprehensive program that includes Honors-only classes with a maximum class size of 20 in a variety of disciplines,  as well as other academic benefits, undergraduate research opportunities, cultural and social events, and more and other academic benefits. 

To learn more about the requirements for MCC the President’s Honors Scholarship and the MCC college’s Honors Program, visit: https://www.mesacc.edu/honors/presidents-honors-scholarship-program

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Dawn Zimmer (480) 461-7892   Dawn.Zimmer@mesacc.edu
Sally Mesarosh (480) 892-1393  Sally.Mesarosh@mesacc.edu

About Mesa Community College
Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students who attend annually to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information please visit http://www.mesacc.edu.

About MCC President’s Honors Scholarship Program
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. Learn more about this program here.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014