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As an honors student, you are eligible for a number of scholarship opportunities. A few are listed here. 


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university.  The Foundation provides up to $55,000 per year to each of approximately 60 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

To be eligible for the program, students must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their two-year institution. Students cannot apply directly to the Foundation.  Each two-year college may nominate up to four students (depending upon institution enrollment) each year to be considered for the scholarship.

The South Coast Higher Education Council (SCHEC) Scholarships

The SCHEC conducts an annual scholarship competition that provides funding for students transferring from SCHEC community colleges to SCHEC four-year institutions.   Those who meet the following criteria are invited to apply for a $500 SCHEC scholarship during the application period:

  • Currently enrolled in a SCHEC institution and will be transferring to a SCHEC four-year college/university or professional school during the next academic year

  • Have a 3.0 or higher minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA)

For more information on SCHEC scholarships, please visit the website.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

  1. Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team – Fifty Gold $1,500, fifty Silver $1,250, and fifty Bronze $1,000 scholarships. Current students at two-year community colleges may apply between October 1 and December 2. This scholarship is administered by Phi Theta Kappa, and application details can be found on their website.

  2. Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise – 180 scholarships of $1,000. Current students at two-year community colleges may apply between February 27 and April 30. This scholarship is administered by Phi Theta Kappa, and application details can be found on their website.

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger.  The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship is named for the SODEXO Foundation's founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger.  Thanks to Steve's efforts, which made these scholarships possible, an emerging generation of leaders will be cultivated in the fight against hunger.

Deadline: The application period is typical October 5th - December 5th. 


Tylenol Future Care Scholarships

Applicants must be residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia; they must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or technical school; and must have one or more years of school remaining.  An independent selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the winners based on the following criteria: college GPA; academic records in public health/health education, med school, nursing and/or pharmacy; community involvement/volunteer service; and the content of the applicant’s essay.  10 applicants will receive $10,000 | 30 applicants will receive $5,000

Application Period: April - June

Awards Announced: August/September


Gilman International Scholarship (Study Abroad) 

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. 


Udall Scholarship 

The Foundation expects to award 50 scholarships of up to $7000 and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore and junior level college students committed to working towards solutions for environmental problems or to issues impacting Native Americans.   Students must be nominated for this award.  Please contact your faculty representative if you meet the following requirements:

  • Have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" or the equivalent.

  • Be pursuing full-time study during the next academic year.

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