Honors Program Scholarships

Honors Program Scholarships

Figuring out how to pay for college can be difficult. At CGCC, we want to help make it easier. In addition to all of the financial aid that’s available, there are a number of scholarships just for CGCC students. 

Presidents’ Honors Scholarship (Recent High School Graduates)

*Fall 2023 applications are now opened. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2023

High-achieving, recent high school students have the opportunity for a deeply enriching college experience in the CGCC Honors Program. Plus, if you’re graduating high school with an unweighted GPA of at least 3.25, you can take advantage of the Presidents’ Honors Scholarship. The scholarship pays for full-time tuition for up to 15 credit hours (plus the $15 registration fee) per semester for up to four consecutive semesters. 
To continue to receive the scholarship each semester, you’ll need to be enrolled for at least 12 graded credit hours, maintain a 3.25 GPA, and complete certain activities required of Honors Program students.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the Presidents’ Honors Scholarship, you must:

  • Graduate from a high school in Maricopa County 
  • Have a cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.25 or higher 
  • Start at CGCC within one year of high school graduation without attending another college in between (not including concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment, and summer session)
  • Reside in Maricopa County while on scholarship

To learn more, review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Honors Achievement Award (continuing students)

*Fall 2023 applications are now opened. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2023

Get more out of your CGCC experience — and get a break on tuition at the same time! CGCC Honors Program members are academically motivated students seeking to enrich their college experience through specialized coursework and various activities.

The Honors Achievement Scholarship awards a partial tuition waiver of up to $500 each semester to Honors students. (The amount of the award varies depending on the number of credit hours you’re enrolled in.)

If you have 12 or more 100-level (or higher) MCCCD credits and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25, you are invited to apply. Your scholarship will be awarded at the end of the semester, once all requirements — including coursework, an Honors class, and an Honors Program event and reflection — are completed.

To learn more, review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Apply for Fall 2023 Application