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.

How many scholarships will be awarded each academic year?

  • 2016-2017 Academic Year – up to 16 scholarships will be awarded
  • 2017-2018 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 Richland 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, the DCCCD Foundation Student Scholarship Application, and a Personal Statement (including major, transfer plans, career goals, extra-curricular activities, and any other relevant information). Applications are accepted for spring 2017 scholarships until Friday, January 13, 2017, at 5:00 pm in El Paso Hall, Room 056 (The Honors Academy Offices) or by email at

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 Richland Honors course.

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