Honors Program

Distinguish yourself as an Honors Student

Take your college education to new heights with the Honors Program at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. You’ll learn to think more deeply about your classwork, take part in reading, writing and research projects, and gain recognition for your scholastic achievement. You’ll work closely with your instructors and guest lecturers in Honors Classes, and better prepare yourself to complete your college degree or start your career. You’ll also find a variety of academic scholarship opportunities just for Honors Program students.


Honors Program benefits include: 

  • Honors recognition on your transcript
  • Cultural and social activities, including events with Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society
  • Financial scholarship opportunities
  • Honors Forum Lecture Series, which brings in speakers to address current cultural, political or social issues
  • Increased connection with other honors students and faculty through district-wide conventions

Important forms and information

Home Schooled Transcript Guidelines – Before you’re admitted to the Honors Program, we’ll review your high school transcript. If you were home-schooled, you’ll want your transcript to follow these guidelines.

Honors Program scholarship opportunities

Students accepted into the Honors Program have the opportunity to apply for two levels of Honors Scholarships that help cover the cost of their education. For details about applying, select the scholarship you’re interested in below.

Presidents' Honors Scholarship
Awarded on academic merit to students who maintain certain requirements, this scholarship pays full-time tuition, plus registration fees, for up to 15 credit hours per semester.

Honors Achievement Scholar Program
This scholarship program pays partial tuition waivers of up to $500 in the form of refunds, depending on the number of credits the student is taking.

Clarion Award
Awarded to current Maricopa Community College students who have an interest in the Honors Program or taking Honors courses, but are unable to be funded (DACA, Hoop of Learning, ACE, etc.).

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