Are scholarships available to students admitted to the Honors Program?

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

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 January 1, 2020, for both new and returning students)
The application deadline is January 15, 2020. (If you need assistance with the application from the Honors staff, please request it by 4:00 pm on January 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.);
  • be approved by the Honors Council at Richland College;
  • take at least one Richland Honors course in the spring of 2020;
  • take a full course load of at least 12 hours in the DCCCD in the spring of 2020;
  • 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 fall of 2019.

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