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 RLCHonors@dcccd.edu.
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.
For additional information, contact RLCHonors@dcccd.edu.