Honors College Scholarship

If you’re a top high school senior, you may qualify for the Texarkana College Honors College Scholarship, covering the full cost of tuition, fees, and books for up to two years.

The emblem for the presidential scholarship at Texarkana College

Honors College Scholarship Benefits

  • Up to two years or 60 semester credit hours of college tuition and fees
  • Exclusive networking and leadership opportunities
  • A spot in the TC Honors College
  • Priority registration each semester

Applying for the Honors College Scholarship

Honors College Scholarship:

Honors College Scholarship Qualifications

Presidential Scholarship applicants are guaranteed if you:
  • Are a 2023 graduate from a public high school in Bowie County, have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.25, and are ranked in the top 15% or top 10 graduates of their class,
    or
  • Are a 2023 graduate with a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.25 AND are ranked in the top 15% of their class and are from a public high school in Miller County, or one of the following schools in TC’s Service Area:
    • Atlanta ISD,
    • Avery ISD,
    • Bloomburg ISD,
    • Linden-Kildare ISD,
    • McLeod ISD, or
    • Queen City ISD.
Deans Scholarship applicants are considered if you:
  • Are a 2023 graduate from a public high school in Bowie County or one of the schools listed above, and have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.25,
    or
  • Are a 2023 graduate from a private, charter, alternative, or home school and reside in Bowie County, Miller County, or in any of the above-listed school districts, and have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.25.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on April 3, 2023.

Presidential Scholars are guaranteed acceptance for the scholarship if they have a 3.25 cumulative unweighted GPA and ranked in the top 15% and/or top 10 graduates of their class.  The scholarship will cover up to 2 years or 60 semester credit hours of college tuition-free.

Deans Scholars must have a 3.25 cumulative unweighted GPA, be in the top 15% of their class.  The scholarship will fulfill any unmet tuition and fees after Pell Grant has been applied.

  1. What does the Honors College Scholarship cover?
    Up to two years or 60 semester credit hours of college tuition and fees. Textbooks leased through the TC bookstore at no cost to the student.  For students enrolled in a workforce program that requires a kit, it is provided as well.
  2. What does the Honors College Scholarship offer?
    A spot in the TC (Texarkana College) Honors College.
    Priority registration each semester.
    Exclusive networking and leadership opportunities.
    Up to two years or 60 semester credit hours of college tuition-free.
  3. What is the procedure for getting books for classes?
    The Honors College Scholarship allows for the recipient to get textbooks by loan that must be returned by the end of each semester/term. Textbooks will not be issued for the following semester unless the current semester textbooks are returned or paid for in full. Workforce kits, for students enrolled in Workforce programs requiring a kit, are provided at no cost as well.
  4. If I have not exceeded my 60 hour degree plan or 2-year limit, will the Honors College Scholarship cover classes that are not included in my major?
    The Honors College Scholarship will only cover the costs of classes that are required for your degree/major.
  5. Are dual credit hours excluded from my 60-hour degree plan?
    Any dual credits taken through Texarkana College that are required for the student’s specific degree are included in the 60-hour degree plan/two-year limit. Dual credit classes that are not required for the student’s degree will not count as part of the 60-hour degree plan/two-year limit.
  6. Does being a recipient of the Honors College Scholarship automatically make me an Honors College student?
    Yes, any recipient of the Honors College Scholarship is automatically an Honors College student.
  7. What is the GPA (Grade Point Average) required by the Honors College Scholarship, and what are the consequences of not making the GPA requirement?
    Honors College Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA or cumulative 3.25 GPA each semester/term. Failure to maintain the minimum/cumulative GPA requirements will result in a scholarship appeal process that must be initiated by the student before the beginning of the next semester.
  8. How many completed hours are required each semester to maintain the Honors College Scholarship?
    Honors College Scholarship recipients must enroll and complete at least 12 credit-hours each consecutive fall and spring semester. Exceptions may apply to the Health Science and Workforce programs.
  9. What is the Honors College Scholarship Appeal Process? How many times can I file an appeal?
    All Honors College scholars are notified if they did not meet the continuing eligibility requirements of their scholarship. The notification will be sent by email to the student’s personal email on file, and their TC student email. The notification will explain the appeal process and deadline for submission. The student must submit an appeal to the Honors College Scholarship committee explaining the circumstances and causality of the reason they failed to meet the requirements. After the appeal deadline, the Honors College Scholarship committee will determine if the recipient will be able to continue receiving the scholarship and will notify the student after they have reached a decision. Scholarship recipients may only file one appeal for the full duration of their scholarship.
  10. How many classes can I drop as a Honors College Scholar?
    One drop is allowed per the full duration of the scholarship.
  11. Will the Honors College Scholarship cover the cost to retake a class that has been dropped previously?
    The Honors College Scholarship will cover the cost to retake a class only after the first drop. After the student has retaken one class covered by the scholarship, they are responsible for any other dropped classes that need to be retaken.
  12. Can I change my major/degree plan? If so, how does it work with the hours lost?
    Honors College scholars may change their major. However, this must be approved by their faculty advisor and the hours that have not been used out of the 60 credit hours from the Honors College Scholarship will be credited to the new major/degree plan.
  13. How many volunteer hours are required for Honors College Scholars? Can these hours be split up into separate semesters? What are the consequences of not fulfilling the volunteer requirement?
    Each Honors College Scholar must participate in a minimum of 10 community service hours by volunteering for the community and/or at Texarkana College events, such as school visits, preview days, orientation, festivals, etc. that help promote TC and the Honors College Scholarship. The volunteer hours are split into two semesters (5 hours in each). Other community service projects and volunteer opportunities must be approved in advance.
  14. When do I need to meet with my faculty advisor?
    Meetings with your faculty advisor should be done before enrolling in classes or if you are considering changing your major.
  15. Am I required to take the Learning Frameworks class as an Honors College Scholar? What are the benefits of this class?
    All Honors College Scholars must take a Learning Frameworks class during their first semester. Benefits include building teamwork skills, study habits, familiarity with the campus, writing skills, and networking.
  16. Does the Honors College Scholarship cover the costs of summer classes?
    The Honors College Scholarship does cover the costs of summer and mini-semester classes that are required for the student’s major/degree after you complete your first fall semester. You must meet with your faculty advisor before enrolling.
  17. What if I have other outside scholarships or financial aid?
    Students who receive the Honors College Scholarship, may still receive any other scholarships they have been awarded, as well as any financial aid they are eligible for. Since the scholarship will cover all the tuition and fees on a student’s account, the student will receive a refund of any other financial aid they may have. Refunds generally occur about one month after the first day of class.

FAFSA

You must submit a FAFSA for the academic year by July 10th of each year while a Honors College Scholar. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form every student must fill out in order to determine if you qualify for federal and state financial aid for college. For more information about the FAFSA, click here: www.studentaid.gov.

TSI

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requires students to be assessed in reading, writing and math skills prior to enrolling in college. For more information on the TSI, click here. https://www.texarkanacollege.edu/texas-success-initiative-tsi/

You must be TSI met by July 10, 2023.

Transcript

A copy of your official/unofficial high school transcript dated after 1/01/2023 (7th semester grades posted) with cumulative GPA and class rank is required for each applicant. It may be delivered to the Financial Aid Office or emailed to bulldog@texarkanacollege.edu.

Mandatory Banquet

You must attend the mandatory Honors College Banquet held on July 25, 2023.

  • Write an essay between 200-300 words (maximum of 4,800 characters) describing your academic and career goals.
  • All applicants are required to submit an essay describing their academic and career goals. For best results, write the essay before starting the application. When presented with the essay block, you would copy and paste it from your editor into the application.

Apply Here

Apply for the Honors College Scholarship online here!

If you have any questions about the scholarship or application, contact Financial Aid at 903-823-3267 or by email at financial.aid@texarkanacollege.edu.

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