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Honors Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen

Honors activityPresidents’ Scholarship

A fantastic opportunity to get TWO years of school paid for at PVCC! 

If you graduated from the top 20% of your high school graduating class or test into the program, you are eligible. 

The Presidents’ Scholarship covers full-time tuition (a dollar amount equal to 15 credit hours) and registration fees (award amount varies with cost of tuition) for up to four consecutive fall and spring semesters of Paradise Valley Community College coursework.

There are two ways to be eligible for the Presidents’ Scholarship:

1. Recent high school graduation in the top 20% of your graduating class and test into CRE 101, ENG 101, MAT 120 unless you have completed the prerequisites for CRE 101, ENG 101, and MAT 120 and passed with C or better.
2. Test exempt of CRE 101 and into ENG 101, and into MAT 120 unless you have completed CRE 101 with a C or better, and the prerequisites for ENG 101, and MAT 120 and passed with C or better.  You also need to have graduated high school with a 3.0 GPA.  

You only have to meet the criteria of one of them.


Opportunity for All Students

Honors Achievement Award  Devin rocket launch Western Regional Honors Conference

Join the Honors Program and be awarded money based on the number of classes you take!

Eligibility Criteria

  • Completion of 12 credit hours (100 level or higher, letter grade or pass/fail courses) from Maricopa Community Colleges with a 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Completion of Honors Program application at PVCC
  • Enrollment at PVCC

Award

  • The award amount ($81-$325) is pro-rated according to the number of credit hours taken.
  • The maximum award is $325 per semester per student to assist with tuition, registration fees, and/or book supplies at the community college.
  • Required, program specific PASS/FAIL courses are within the guidelines for determining the Honors Achievement Award amount.

Criteria for Continuation

  • Completion of at least 3 credits (100 level and above) of coursework each semester
  • Completion of one Honors course each semester
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 or above and
  • Remain in good standing at PVCC.

Probation

  • If students fall below the required GPA, they may re-apply for the waiver once their GPAs have been raised. However, students lose eligibility for the fee waiver the following semester.
  • Students who are re-admitted must meet new requirements that are in effect.

Graduation from the Honors Program

  • To graduate from the Honors Program an Honors Achievement Award student must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and complete 15 credit hours of Honors classes including HUM190 (Honors Forum).

Download Fee Wavier Application - pdf


Fall Semester

Honors Service

All USA Academic Team (Phi Theta Kappa Award)

Win this prestigious award and get two years of college paid for at ASU, UofA, or NAU. We look for outstanding academic rigor and grade point average; participation in Honors programs; awards, honors, and recognition for academic achievement; and service to the college and community.

In addition, the focal point of the application is the essay. This should center around one endeavor undertaken by the student that utilized his or her community college education to improve his or her community or school. Judges look for innovative, creative, original and lasting achievements or undertakings.

Must be enrolled at a community college through December 2012.

Must have a cumulative college-level GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale for all coursework completed in the last five years (Fall 2007-present), regardless of institution attended. If the student has attended more than one school, all transcripts may be recalculated to determine the cumulative GPA for all college-level coursework taken. GPA is evaluated at the point of application and the student must maintain a 3.50 or higher GPA through the Fall 2012 semester to remain eligible.

Students must be on track to earn an associate or a bachelor's degree (or the equivalent of a U.S. associate or bachelor's degree). Students need to have a minimum of 36 semester (or 48 quarter) college-level credits completed at or transferred to a community college by December 31, 2012 and 48 semester (or 72 quarter), college-level credits by August 31, 2013. Students must have a minimum of 30 semester (or 45 quarter), college-level credit hours completed at a community college in the past five years. (Courses must be college-level. Developmental or remedial coursework, such as per-algebra or basic writing, will be removed when determining number of credits as well as cumulative GPA.)

To be considered for the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team, the student must be enrolled at least part-time at a two-year or four-year college for the Fall 2012 semester. Proof of enrollment will be requested.

Must not have been nominated previously for the All-USA Community College Academic Team or the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team.

Must have a community college record free of suspension, probation or other serious disciplinary action. Nominee must not have a criminal record, or if a convicted felon must have all conditions of sentencing, including probation, completed.

The student must hold temporary or permanent residency in the country of the community college the student is attending or posses a visa considered appropriate by the college. Please see the student application for acceptable documents verifying proof of citizenship.

Students who attend community college in the United States do not need to be members of Phi Theta Kappa. Students attending community colleges outside of the U.S. need to be members of Phi Theta Kappa and may only apply for the New Century Scholars program. Both students attending in the U.S. and internationally should submit the All-USA Community College Academic Team/Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team nomination form and materials.

For more information, visit http://www.ptk.org/?q=become-a-member/scholarships/academic-teams&destin...


Spring Semester

Chancellor’s Scholarship

This scholarship covers tuition and fees for one full year plus $150.00 per semester for books and supplies.  To be eligible, a current full-time Honors student must plan to enroll on a full-time basis for the following year and maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher.  One scholarship is awarded at each college annually.

Required paperwork:

1. Submit the application with two letters of recommendation.  One letter must be from one of your past or present Paradise Valley Community College professors.  Attach a copy of a college transcript to document the credit requirements for the scholarship.

2. Write and submit a personal statement of 750 words in which you discuss your educational values and goals.  This essay should reveal your maturity and self knowledge.  You need to consider three questions: Who am I?  How did I get that way?  Where am I going?

 

Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the PVCC Honors Faculty Committee.  Amounts can vary.  To be eligible, a current full-time student must plan to enroll at Paradise Valley Community College on a full-time basis for the following year and

1. Submit the application with two letters of recommendation.  One letter must be from one of your past or present Paradise Valley Community College professors.  Attach a copy of a college transcript to document the credit requirements for the scholarship.

2. Write and submit a personal statement of 750 words in which you discuss your educational values and goals.  This essay should reveal your maturity and self knowledge.  You need to consider three questions: Who am I?  How did I get that way?  Where am I going?

Contact Us

Campus Office
K Building Rooms 101 and 102
602.787.7888

Office Hours:
Mon-Thur.  8:30am to 4:30pm

Fri. 8:30am to 4:00pm

Summer Hours:

Mon-Thur. 8:00am to 5:30pm

Staff

Honors Director
Dr. John Douglass
602-787-6571
M-283
Email
john.douglass@paradisevalley.edu

Website: http://www2.pvc.maricopa.edu/~douglass/

Honors Co-Director
Dr. Doug Berry
602-787-7113
M274
Email
doug.berry@paradisevalley.edu 

Honors Program Coordinator
Rikki Shannon
602-787-7888
Email
rikki.shannon@paradisevalley.edu

Honors Program Assistant
Michelle Dew
602-787-7888
Email
michelle.dew@paradisevalley.edu