Honors Achievement Scholar Award
Please note: State law now requires that a person who is not a citizen or legal resident of the United States or who is without lawful immigration status is not entitled to classification as an in-state student pursuant to A.R.S. Section 15-1802 or entitled to classification as a county resident pursuant to A.R.S. Section 15-1802.01.
According to state law, a person who is not a citizen of the United States, who is without lawful immigration status, and who is enrolled at any community college under the jurisdiction of an Arizona community college district is not entitled to tuition waivers, grants, scholarship assistance, financial aid, tuition assistance or any other type of financial assistance that is subsidized or paid in whole or in part with state monies.
Continuing and transfer students who have accumulated a minimum of 12 credits in courses numbered 100 or above (Pass/Fail credits excluded) in MCCCD courses and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 may apply for the Honors Achievement Award Program. New Achievement scholars are required to submit an application to the Honors Program Coordinator prior to the start of classes. Students who are accepted will receive partial tuition fee waivers (refunds) based on the number of credits for which they are enrolled (see the following breakdown), summer sessions excluded:
Number of credits: 12 or more
Amount of Fee Waiver: $500.00
Number of credits: 9-11
Amount of Fee Waiver: $325.00
Number of credits: 6-8
Amount of Fee Waiver: $244.00
Students who are accepted into the Honors Achievement Scholar program must meet the following requirements:
- Enroll in and complete the number of credits (Pass/Fail credits excluded) for which a partial fee waiver has been awarded;
- Enroll in and complete the All Honors course or Honors Option courses as required by the program each semester;
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, including earning a C or better in the honors course each semester.
- Complete one co-curricular event per semester.
How scholarships are dispersed:
Honors Achievement scholars must pay all of their fees by the date on the billing statement. A refund check will be mailed after eligibility checks at the end of the semester confirm that the Honors project has been completed, that a grade of C or higher was earned in the Honors course, and that the co-curricular event was completed. The refund check will be processed after the end of the semester.
NOTE: Failure to comply with the above requirements will result in cancellation of the partial fee waiver.
You may submit an applications electronically on the Honors web page.