Are scholarships available students admitted to the Honors Program?

Yes, the Honors Program offers partial scholarships. The scholarships are merit-based: four $500 Richland College Honors Scholarships and one $400.00 Joe Stanco Scholarship for the spring of 2018, and six $500 Richland College Honors Scholarships and one $400.00 Joe Stanco Scholarship for the fall of 2018. You may apply for both but only win one.

How many scholarships will be awarded each academic year?

  • 2017-2018 Academic Year - up to 16 scholarships will be awarded
  • 2018-2019 Academic Year—up to 12 scholarships will be awarded

What is the Application Process?

Students must have completed both the online Richland Honors Program Admissions Application (for students who are new to the program), and the online DCCCD Foundation Scholarship applications (opening August 1, 2018, for both new and returning students).
The deadline is August 15, 2018. (If you need assistance with the application from the Honors staff, please request it by 5 pm on August 15).

Scholarship application requirements are as follows:

  • be a member of the Honors program at Richland College (New students are also welcome to apply to the program.);
  • complete the scholarship application form;
  • be approved by the Honors Council at Richland College;
  • take at least one Richland Honors course in the fall of 2018;
  • take a full course load of at least 12 hours in the DCCCD in the fall of 2018;
  • be in good standing in the Honors Program with at least a 3.5 grade point average for returning students (New students are also welcome to apply. If you are new to college, a GPA is not needed.);
  • not have won an Honors scholarship in the spring of 2018.

For additional information, contact RLCHonors@dcccd.edu.