Below is our HONORS BLOG and where you check out what's GOING ON at the Honors Program!
Please be sure to read the information about some new scholarships we are offering:
Honors Project Contracts
Project contracts are due tomorrow Feb 7, 2014! If you come after hours, please drop it off in the honors mailbox located on the east side of the K101-102 building. *NOTE* If you did not attend an orientation, this does not necessarily mean you cannot complete an honors project. Please stop by to inquire.
Chancellor Scholarship- The Chancellor's Scholarship is offered to one student who demonstrates the very highest academic achievement and service to their college. The scholarship awards an amount up to 18 letter graded credits of in-county tuition and the registration fee for each semester, plus $250 each semester for books and supplies.
To be eligible, a current full-time Honors student must enroll at the college on a full-time basis for Fall 2014, and maintain a MCCCD cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. One scholarship is awarded.
Foundation Scholarship- The Foundation Scholarship is presented to reward and encourage a highly motivated, academically gifted student. Amounts may vary. The Honors Program may choose to present one scholarship, or to divide the funds and present multiple scholarships.
To be eligible, a current full-time Honors student must enroll at the college on a full-time basis for Fall 2014, and maintain a MCCCD cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
*NOTE* You cannot be a Presidents’ Scholarship student in the same semester that you would receive the Chancellor or Foundation Scholarships. I have attached a flyer with more information as well as the application itself which is due by Feb 28, 2014. If you would like to have a printed copy I will have some in the honors office.
Fall & Summer Priority Registration:
Registration starts Monday, March 10, 2014!!! Please register early to ensure the class schedule/honors course of your choice!!
Presidents’ Scholarship Students
Please remember what you need in order to maintain your scholarship: 1 honors course or project (must be at least 3 credits and 100+), Cum GPA of 3.25, and take at least 12 credits. The amount for the Presidents’ Scholarship is $1,230. Please pay any overages ASAP. The scholarship will NOT be disbursed until about 30 days into courses. I will update you via weekly updates when it does disburse.
Honors Achievement Award Students
Please remember what you need in order to maintain your scholarship: 1 honors course or project (must be at least 3 credits and 100+) and a Cum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship amount depends on how many credits you are enrolled in but the highest amount is $325. In addition, I will have more opportunities for you to apply to more scholarships we offer through the Honors Program. I will keep you updated as to when they come out. Remember, as long as you maintain your GPA of 3.25 cum, pass your honors course/project with a “C” or better, you will receive up to $325 at the end of Spring 2014. *NOTE* You will also have to provide proof of legal status with Admissions & Records (Welcome Center) if you have not already done so.
Student Honors Advisory Council aka S.H.A.C.
SHAC’s second meeting of the year will start today, Thursday 6, 2014 from 3pm-4pm in the Honors Office K101-102. We will be watching a surprise documentary.
Special 1 credit Honors Explores Courses
Psychology 298AA: The Art of Team Cohesion:
The course is designed to be an experiential course focused on the process of developing group cohesion—plus we will be traveling to NAU flagstaff for part of the course!
*Note* This course require the permission of the Honors Program, so stop by to see how you can join.
Honors Mission Statement
The Paradise Valley Community College Honors Program promotes excellence in learning, academic achievement, leadership, and community commitment. We encourage students to advance their knowledge through innovative and creative projects. Emphasizing service learning and community connections, we promote social responsibility. We develop educational skills to empower students throughout their lifetimes. We provide opportunities for cultural enrichment, educational enjoyment, and personal growth for the entire campus.
MCCCD Honors Mission:
- To foster a climate of excellence both in the colleges and in the surrounding community;
- To raise awareness of the high quality and variety of educational services provided by the Maricopa Community Colleges;
- To promote a sense of the scholarship and community among program participants;
- To encourage students to achieve the maximum benefit from the educational experiences;
- To recognize talent and motivation of outstanding community college students and faculty;
- To serve as a resource for innovation and testing for new methodologies and services that may be extended more widely.