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Honors Program

Presidents' Honors Scholarship

Overview & Eligibility

The Presidents' Honors Scholarship covers in-state/in-county tuition up to 15 credits hours (plus the $15 registration fee) per semester, and is renewable for up to four semesters. The scholarship does not cover summer sessions.

Three Pathways to be Eligible for the Scholarship:

  1. Graduate from an NCA accredited high school within Maricopa County in the top 20% of their high school class during the 6th, 7th, or 8th semester AND, at the time of application, have either tested into at least ENG 101 (minimum WritePlacer score of 5), MAT 120, and CRE 101, or have successfully completed, at a Maricopa County Community College, the requisite coursework for placement into at least ENG 101, MAT 120, and CRE 101. 
     
  2. Graduate from a high school within Maricopa County with a final cumulative high school gradepoint average of 3.0 or higher AND, at the time of application, have acheived the following scores on the Marciopa Community College placement tests: WritePlacer score of 6 of higher, placement into MAT 120, and exemption from CRE 101.
     
  3. Complete a home school program within Maricopa County (with verfication from parents) AND, at the time of application, have acheived the following scores on the Marciopa Community College placement tests: WritePlacer score of 6 of higher, placement into MAT 120, and exemption from CRE 101.

Additonal Requirements for the Scholarship:

  • The student has one year (two academic terms, not counting summer sessions) from the date of his/her high school graduation to apply for and receive the award. 
     
  • The student must not attend another accredited college or university before attending one of the Maricopa Community Colleges (except for summer sessions).
     
  • The student must enroll in at least 12 graded credit hours (including an Honors course of 3 or more credits) each semester. 

Application

 2014-2015 Presidents' Honors Scholarship Checklist and Application for Phoenix College

**Note: Only those with a lawful presence in the U.S. may qualify for MCCCD scholarships or federal financial aid. Any information you provide about your legal status when you apply for financial aid or scholarships may be subject to mandatory reporting to federal immigration authorities under AZ law. This does not apply to applications for the private scholarship funds held in and distributed by the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. For more information please visit http://www.maricopa.edu/residency (Arizona Immigration Law Facts HB2008.)

Retention Requirements

To remain active in the program and retain your Presidents' Honors Scholarship, you must

  • Maintain continuous enrollment as a full-time student for the four consecutive semesters.
  • Enroll in and complete a minimum of 12 letter-graded credits. A minimum of nine letter-graded credits in courses numbered 100 or above must be completed each semester (24 credits in courses numbered 100 or above must be completed by the beginning of the third semester).
  • Enroll in and complete at least one Honors course/contract of three or more credits each semester with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher. All MCCD coursework completed is included in the cumulative GPA.
  • Complete required co-curricular activities as defined by the college Honors Program.
  • Participate in mandatory Honors Orientation at the beginning of the first semester.