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05 - Other Honors Scholarships

Fall Semester

Honors Service

All USA Academic Team (Phi Theta Kappa Award)
Stop by the Honors Office K101 to fill out an application. Applications are due in October.

Win this prestigious award and get two years of college paid for at ASU, UofA, or NAU. We look for outstanding academic rigor and grade point average; participation in Honors programs; awards, honors, and recognition for academic achievement; and service to the college and community.

In addition, the focal point of the application is the essay. This should center around one endeavor undertaken by the student that utilized his or her community college education to improve his or her community or school. Judges look for innovative, creative, original and lasting achievements or undertakings.


Eligibility


To be eligible, a nominee:

  • Must be enrolled at your community college through December 2014.
  • Must have a cumulative college‐level GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale for all coursework completed in the last five years (fall 2009‐present), regardless of institution attended. If the student has attended more than one school, transcripts may be recalculated to determine the cumulative GPA for all college‐level coursework taken. GPA is evaluated at the point of application and the student must maintain a 3.50 or higher GPA through the fall 2014 semester to remain eligible.
  • Students must be on track to earn an associate or a bachelor's degree (or the equivalent of a U.S. associate or bachelor's degree). Students must have a minimum of 36 semester (or 48 quarter) college‐level credits completed at or transferred to a community college by December 31, 2014, and 48 semester (or 72 quarter), college‐level credits by August 31, 2015. Students must have a minimum of 30 semester (or 45 quarter), college‐level credit hours completed at a community college in the past five years. (Courses must be college‐level. Developmental or remedial coursework, such as pre‐algebra or basic writing, will be removed when determining number of credits as well as cumulative GPA.)
  •  To be considered for the Coca‐Cola Community College Academic Team, the student must be enrolled at least part‐time at a two‐year or four‐year college for the fall 2015 semester. Proof of enrollment will be requested.
  • Must not have previously been nominated for the All‐USA Community College Academic Team or the Coca‐Cola Community College Academic Team.
  • The student must hold temporary or permanent residency in the country of the community college the student is attending or possess a visa considered appropriate by the college. Please see the student application for acceptable documents verifying proof of citizenship.
  • Students who attend community college in the United States do not need to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Students attending community colleges outside oftheU.S. need to be members of Phi Theta Kappa and may only apply for theNew Century Scholars program. Both students attending in theU.S. and internationally should submit the All‐USA Community College Academic Team/Coca‐Cola Community College Academic Team nomination form and materials.
  • Must have a community college record free of suspension, probation or other serious disciplinary action. Nominee must not have a criminal record, or if a convicted felon must have all conditions of sentencing, including probation, completed.

For more information, visit http://www.ptk.org/?q=become-a-member/scholarships/academic-teams&destin...


Spring Semester


Chancellor’s Scholarship

This scholarship covers tuition and fees for one full year plus $150.00 per semester for books and supplies.  To be eligible, a current full-time Honors student must plan to enroll on a full-time basis for the following year and maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher.  One scholarship is awarded at each college annually.

Required paperwork:

1. Submit the application with two letters of recommendation.  One letter must be from one of your past or present Paradise Valley Community College professors.  Attach a copy of a college transcript to document the credit requirements for the scholarship.

2. Write and submit a personal statement of 750 words in which you discuss your educational values and goals.  This essay should reveal your maturity and self knowledge.  You need to consider three questions: Who am I?  How did I get that way?  Where am I going?

Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the PVCC Honors Faculty Committee.  Amounts can vary.  To be eligible, a current full-time student must plan to enroll at Paradise Valley Community College on a full-time basis for the following year and

1. Submit the application with two letters of recommendation.  One letter must be from one of your past or present Paradise Valley Community College professors.  Attach a copy of a college transcript to document the credit requirements for the scholarship.

2. Write and submit a personal statement of 750 words in which you discuss your educational values and goals.  This essay should reveal your maturity and self knowledge.  You need to consider three questions: Who am I?  How did I get that way?  Where am I going?

Contact Us

Honors Center
K Building Rooms 101 and 102
602.787.7888

Office Hours:
Mon-Thur.  8:30am to 4:30pm

Fri. 8:30am to 4:00pm

Staff

Honors Director
Dr. Doug Berry
602-787-7113
M274
Email
doug.berry@paradisevalley.edu

Honors Director
Dr. John Douglass
602-787-6571
M-283
Email
john.douglass@paradisevalley.edu

Website: http://www2.pvc.maricopa.edu/~douglass/

Honors Program Coordinator
Rikki Shannon
602-787-7888
Email
rikki.shannon@paradisevalley.edu

Honors Program Assistant
Sawsan Abdurrahman
602-787-7888
Email
saw2126164@maricopa.edu

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