Scholarships for Honors Students

Phoenix College Scholarships for Honors Students

The Honors Program staff knows a lot about scholarships. Aside from receiving our Presidents' Scholarship or Honors Achievement Award by being a member of the Honors Program, we can help you find that money that will help you continue achieving your higher education goals.

The Honors Program sponsors two scholarships for Honors Achievement Awardees who are active members of the Honors Program in good standing. The scholarships and eligibility requirements are explained below. Only one application form is required for both scholarships.

  • Chancellor's Scholarship: One tuition waiver (up to 18 credits each semester), plus $250 a semester for books and supplies, is awarded each year at Phoenix College.
  • Foundation Scholarship: Two $500 cash scholarships are awarded each year at Phoenix College.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be an Honors Achievement Award recipient and an active member of the Honors Program during the semester in which you apply.
  • Must be a full-time Honors student during the academic year you receive the scholarship. This means you are enrolled in 12 or more credits, including an Honors course, in both fall and spring semesters.
  • Must intend to graduate with the Honors Program distinction (having completed at least 15 credits in Honors courses with a graduation GPA of 3.5 or higher) 

DeMund Foundation Transfer Scholarship for Honors Students

Presidents' Scholars and Honors Achievement Awardees who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and who will graduate with Honors Program designation* from Phoenix College can apply for the DeMund Foundation Transfer scholarship. Other restrictions apply.  Visit the Honors Hub for application and details.

Honors Program designation means that a student has achieved a graduation GPA of 3.5 and completed 15 credits of Honors courses at the time of graduation.

Padriac Hill Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Padriac Hill Memorial Scholarship Fund was created out of an unfortunate incident — the untimely death, at age 20, of Phoenix College student Padriac Meriadoc Hill. "Padriac" is the Gaelic spelling for "Patrick." His father, Eric, chose Padriac's middle name after a hobbit hero in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

Padriac was born in the United States Army Hospital in Stuttgart, West Germany, in 1973. He later moved with his family to North Carolina and lived in New Mexico, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Texas, Singapore, Borneo, and the Philippines before moving to Glendale, Arizona, where he graduated from Independence High School.

Padriac was a gifted artist and poet. He was also a leader in the Tirosh movement, a series of interdenominational religious retreats. He entered the (now defunct) Classical Studies Program at Phoenix College in the fall semester of 1991. Eric and Sylvia Hill accepted their son’s degree in a moving ceremony at the Phoenix College Commencement in May 1993.

After Padriac's death, his classmates, along with Padriac's parents and then Honors Program Coordinator Barbara Van Sittert, started the Padriac Hill Memorial Scholarship Fund in his name. The fund helps current Phoenix College Honors students in a variety of ways.

Scholarship Resources

We highly recommend the Phoenix College Scholarships site as your resource for unbiased, current, and thorough information for understanding, finding, and earning scholarships.