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Honors Achievement Award

Honors Achievement Award for Continuing Students

By applying to the Honors Program, a student also applies for the Honors Achievement Award that is available to students who complete the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have 12 graded credits completed in courses numbered 100 or above within the Maricopa Community College District
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher (only MCCD GPA counts for this requirement)
  • Fill out the Honors Program Application

Application Process

Return completed application (that includes all of the components on the application checklist) to the Honors Office either in person or via email (emailed applications should be sent to It takes 1-2 weeks to process your Honors Program application. We will verify your eligibility and then send you an acceptance email or, if requested, a letter. If you're not eligible at the time that you apply, we will send you an email explaining the reason.

*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 (Arizona Immigration Law Facts HB2008.)

Retention Requirements

To remain active in the program and retain your Honors Achievement Award, you must

  • Successfully complete an Honors course during the semester in which an award is received.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher. All MCCD coursework completed is included in the cumulative GPA.