Honors Program: Dig Deeper, Aim Higher

Honors Program Scholarships

The purpose of the honors program scholarship is to support students in completion of requirements to graduate from the honors program. The intent of the scholarship is to help cover tuition, fees and books.

Application Deadline:

  • October 15 for spring scholarship awards
  • March 1 for fall scholarship awards

Eligibility Requirements
To apply for an honors program scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

1. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (from JCCC or other colleges) in courses completed in the previous five years
2. Have applied and been accepted into the honors program
3. Have completed, or be in the process of completing, a minimum of 12 semester hours of college-level (nondevelopmental) course work at JCCC
4. Be a high school graduate or have a GED
5. Plan to graduate from the honors program and obtain a two-year degree from JCCC
Preference is given to students who have taken course work in the honors program, i.e., honors contracts, Honors Forum, or one of the interdisciplinary courses.

Application Process
Students who meet the requirements may pick up application forms from the Honors office in COM 201 or access them at the link below. The application process consists of the following steps:
1. Complete the scholarship application form.
2. Submit two letters of recommendation from JCCC instructors who know you and your academic work.
3. Attach a 500 word written essay describing your educational/career goals and why you want to complete the honors program.
4. Submit application and supporting documents to the honors office, COM 201.
5. Second round candidates will interview with the honors scholarship committee.

The honors program scholarship pays $10 above the in-district charge per credit hour, up to and including 15 credit hours. For example, if the in-district cost per credit hour was $81, then the student would receive $91 per credit hour.  Students receiving the scholarship are expected to enroll in a minimum of six credit hours and the scholarship will cover up to 15 credit hours per semester. The scholarship will cover a maximum of 52 credit hours. 

Scholarship recipients do not need to reapply each semester for the scholarship long as they maintain a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA, demonstrate progress toward completion of honors program requirements and successfully complete all course work attempted.  Any scholarship recipient who drops a course may be required to reapply for the scholarship for the following semester.

Number of Awards
The number of new scholarships awarded each semester is determined by the amount of funding available.  First priority is given to renewing scholarship recipients.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Patricia Decker at 913-469-8500, ext. 2512.

Contact Us

Patricia Decker
Program Director
913-469-8500, ext. 2512
Location: COM 201

Cheryl Slaugh
Administrative Asst.
913-469-8500, ext. 2434
Location: COM 201

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