Clarion Award

Clarion Award

This award permits students who do not qualify for financial aid or scholarship monies to become an honors scholar and participate in the Honors Program at GCC.

Recent high school graduates who graduated with a cumulative 3.25 unweighted GPA or higher may apply for the Clarion Award. Current students who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.250 and who have accumulated a minimum of 12 MCCCD credits in courses numbered 100 level or above (Pass/Fail credits excluded) are eligible to apply for the Clarion Award.

The deadline for Clarion Award applications is the Friday before classes start each semester (fall/spring). Contact the Honors Program to apply. 


Requirements to Receive the Clarion Award

  • Complete at least six 100 level or higher, letter grades credits. (Pass/Fail credits excluded.)
  • Complete at least one 3 credit Honors course each semester with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.250 (includes all Maricopa Community College credits.)
  • Complete one co-curricular activity each semester.

Honors Program students should not withdraw from courses or alter class schedules without the approval of the Honors Program staff. All refund, drop-add, and withdrawal policies, dates, and deadlines apply to Honors Program students.