Are scholarships available students admitted to the Honors Academy?

Yes, the Honors Academy offers partial scholarships. The Honors Academy scholarship is merit-based and will provide $500.00 per semester to the scholarship recipients.

A variety of scholarships are available to students admitted to the Honors Academy. If you are interested in a scholarship, please check the appropriate box on the Honors Academy application.

How many scholarships will be awarded each academic year?

  • 2015-2016 Academic Year – up to 16 scholarships will be awarded
  • 2016-2017 Academic Year – up to 16 scholarships will be awarded

What is the eligibility criteria for applying for a scholarship?

Eligibility for an honors scholarship is based on a GPA of 3.5+ and taking at least one honors course as part of a full-time (12-hour) class load during the semester in question. Students must also be in “good standing” with the college.

The applicant must be a Richland College student who has:

  • completed the Honors Academy Application form;
  • Must be approved by the Honors Council at Richland College;
  • Must be in good standing with at least a 3.5 grade point average.

What is the Application Process?

Students must have completed the Richland Honors Academy Admissions Application and the DCCD Foundation Student Scholarship Application, and a Personal Statement (including major, transfer plans, career goals, extra-curricular activities, and any other relevant information) by the appropriate deadline (January 9, 2015, for spring 2015); and

What is the Selection Process?

Any Richland student who has been admitted to the Honors Academy may apply for one of the specially designated honors scholarships. Scholarships are for full-time students taking 12 or more hours, with at least one Honors course.

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