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Future Honors College Students

Scholarships

Fort Hays State University is proud to offer the following scholarships specifically for members of the Honors College. An Honors College applicant will be evaluated by the admissions committee for all Honors College scholarships they qualify for. Possessing the minimum requirements for consideration for a Regents scholarship, for example, will not limit an applicant from consideration of the Tier 1 and/or Tier 2 scholarship; a Regents scholarship-qualifying applicant may still be offered a Tier 1 or Tier 2 scholarship if the number of Regents scholarships available in a given year is smaller than the number of qualifying applicants.Possessing the minimum requirements needed for an Honors College Scholarship doesn't guarantee that the applicant will receive the scholarship. Each year the Honors College receives more applications than scholarships. The most exemplary applicants will be awarded scholarships. In general, the Honors College has 3 Regents Scholarships, 7 Tier 1 Scholarships, and 7 Tier 2 Scholarships.

REGENTS SCHOLARSHIP

HCGuys2A select number of extraordinary high school seniors yearly will be awarded the FHSU Regents Scholarship. The Regents Scholarship covers all full-time tuition and fees (up to 18 credit hours), complete room and board costs, and includes $450 per semester for book costs. Up to one Virtual College class will be covered per semester under the Regents Scholarship. The Regents Scholarship will not cover any classes taken during the summer semester or intercession.

Applicants for the Regents Scholarship must fulfill at least 4 of the following 5 characteristics:

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  2. National Merit Semi-finalist or Finalist status, National Achievement Award, or National Hispanic Recognition program status.
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  4. A minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher.
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  6. A minimum ACT score of 32, SAT score of 1420.
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  8. Evidence of exceptional scholastic or community leadership, as evidenced by a submitted resume.
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  10. Evidence of exceptional intellectual acuity and potential, as evidenced by responses to two essay prompts.
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Students qualifying for a Regents scholarship may be interviewed, either live or by phone/skype call, at the discretion of the admissions committee.

HONORS COLLEGE TIER 1 SCHOLARSHIP

A select number of new Honors College admits per year (high school applicants or transfer student applicants) will receive the Tier 1 scholarship: $10,000 total award ($4,000 towards tuition and fees, $6,000 towards room and board costs, provided that the student lives on the honors floor on campus).

Applicants for the Tier 1 scholarship must demonstrate:

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
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  3. A minimum ACT score of 31, SAT score of 1380.
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  5. Evidence of accomplished scholastic or community leadership, as evidenced by a submitted resume.
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  7. Evidence of accomplished intellectual acuity and potential, as evidenced by responses to two essay prompts.
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HONORS COLLEGE TIER 2 SCHOLARSHIP

A select number of new Honors College admits per year will receive the Tier 2 scholarship: $6,700 total award ($3,500 towards tuition and fees, $3,200 towards room and board costs, provided that the student lives on the honors floors on campus).

Applicants for the Tier 2 scholarship must demonstrate:

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  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
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  4. An ACT score of 30, SAT score of 1340.
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  6. Evidence of accomplished scholastic or community leadership, as evidenced by a submitted resume.
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  8. Evidence of accomplished intellectual acuity and potential, as evidenced by responses to two essay prompts.
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Provisions:

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  2. All three honors college scholarships are renewable for three additional consecutive years for students admitted as freshmen. Scholarships are renewable for one additional year for transfer students admitted as juniors. Scholarships are renewable for two additional years for transfer students admitted as sophomores. Renewal is contingent on maintaining good academic standing. Good academic standing is defined as the following:
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    • Regents Scholarship winners: 3.5 cumulative GPA
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    • Tier 1 and Tier 2 Scholarship winners: 3.5 cumulative GPA
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Additionally, all Honors College students must be enrolled in school full-time and meet all supplementary requirements of the Honors College program. Admitted students who are in their probationary semester may receive their honors college scholarship during the probationary semester but will lose it if removed from the program.

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  2. Room and board awards in the Tier 1 and 2 scholarships will be available to admitted students who reside on the honors floor only. If the student moves off-campus or to another on-campus location, they will lose the room and board award.
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  4. Students selected for the Honors College who do not receive any of the above 3 specialized scholarships will still be eligible for the FHSU Presidential Award of Distinction and University Scholar Award. The Presidential Award of Distinction is a $3,500 scholarship for students with an ACT score of 29 (SAT 1290) or higher and is renewable. The University Scholar Award is a $2,000 scholarship for students with an ACT score of 28 (SAT 1280) and is renewable.
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  6. Tier 1 and 2 scholarships may be combined with any other departmental or non-FHSU scholarship but cannot be combined with the FHSU Presidential Award of Distinction or University Scholar Award.
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  8. The Regents Scholarship cannot be combined with any other FHSU scholarship or award but can be supplemented with non-FHSU/external awards and scholarships.
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  10. All honors college scholarship winners must maintain full-time consecutive enrollment status in order to receive their award. Failure to maintain this status will result in loss of award.

 

PETER WERTH HONORS COLLEGE STM SCHOLARSHIPS

Incoming Honors College students who plan to major in a program housed in the Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics are eligible to apply for a $5000 Peter Werth Honors College STM Scholarship. Continuing Honors College students who major or minor in a program housed in the Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics may also apply. Continuing HC students who minor in a STM program may apply for up to $2,500 in scholarship money. Continuing HC students who minor in a STM program may apply for up to $5,000 in scholarship money. Applicants can choose to apply for a scholarship amount in $500 increments. These scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate exemplary thought and promise in STM fields, embrace an adherence to the Honors College core objectives and principles, and show financial need.

Applicants must be either current Honors College students majoring or minoring in a STM program, or an incoming Honors College Student majoring in a STM program who has signed their Honors College acceptance form and returned it to the Honors College office. The selection committee also reserves the right to interview any applicant in person, at their discretion.

Students who receive the awards will receive the funds for one academic year. Recipients may re-apply for additional funds in subsequent years, provided they satisfactorily meet the following award requirements:

  • Students agree to participate in any publicity endeavors for the Werth Honors Scholars program.
  • Students remain in good academic standing for the duration of the time they are receiving Werth scholarship funds (all semesters of the academic year of award receipt), as defined by Honors College internal requirements and the HC program acceptance form signed by each student. Students who are placed on probation due to the failure of meeting HC requirements generally will lose their Werth scholarship during their probationary semester.

The application for the Werth Honors College Scholarship can be found under the Resources and Forms tab. Any questions regarding this scholarship can be sent to Jensen Scheele, Administrative Specialist, jnscheele@fhsu.edu or (785)-628-4744

 

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