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Honors Achievement Award Scholarship

The Honors Achievement Award is for current Maricopa Community College students who have already completed at least twelve (12) college credits (100 level or higher, letter grade) and are maintaining at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. It will assist with tuition, registration, and/or books.

The Honors Achievement Award is based on the number of credit hours a student is enrolled in/for the fall/spring semester:

$500  for 12+ credit hours

$325  for 9-11 credit hours

$244  for 6-8 credit hours

The maximum award is $500 per semester, per student to assist with college tuition, registration fees, books or supplies.

NOTE: If you need to drop a class and add another one back into your schedule, please inform the Honors Office of these changes so we may update our records.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of at least 12 credit hours (100 level or higher with a letter grade) from a MCCCD college
  • Enrolled in a MCCCD college
  • 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA (exception: pass/fail classes that are required for the student's degree program)
  • Complete and submit Honors Achievement Award application

Honors Achievement Award Scholarship Requirements

Honors Achievement Award scholars must meet and maintain the following requirements for the program:

  • Submit an application/renewal each semester
  • Attend all Honors orientations and meetings
  • MCCCD cumulative GPA of 3.25 each semester in the program
  • Enroll in minimum of 6 credits (100 level or higher, letter grade) for four (4) semesters
  • Attend one (1) co-curriculars, complete the require reflection, and submit the reflection by the due date
  • Complete one (1) Honors Project each semester in the program (in either a cohort, section or as an individual Honors project) for a total of four (4) projects
  • Ensure that three (3) of the four required Honors Projects are in different prefixes

Example 1: A student completes Honors Projects in English 101 (ENG), Math 142 (MAT), History 103 (HIS) and Sociology 130 (SOC). The student has four (4) different prefixes: ENG, MAT, HIS, and SOC and has met the requirement.
Example 2: A student loves her literature and English classes and completes Honors Projects in English 101 (ENG), English 102 (ENG), English Humanities: Banned Books & Censorship (ENH), and English Humanities: Mythology. The student has only two (2) different prefixes: ENG and ENH and would need another class with a different prefix to meet the requirement.