Seneff Honors College

Honors Scholarships

The Seneff Honors College awards a limited number of full tuition, non-transferable scholarships to admission candidates who demonstrate academic promise and who commit to one of the four available curriculum tracks: Interdisciplinary Studies track, Leadership track, Undergraduate Research track, or the Global Studies track.  All students who apply for the Seneff Honors College will be considered for scholarship awards.  Scholarships cover up to the credits needed for your primary degree program and any additional Honors course work specific to your track.  You must be eligible for the Florida resident tuition rate to receive a Seneff Honors College scholarship.

Initial Eligibility

  • Recipients must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/) so that processed results are available prior to the start of term. If selected for verification, this must be satisfied prior to the start of the term for your scholarship to award.  Note: To complete a FAFSA, you must be an eligible US citizen or eligible non-citizen for financial aid purposes. Please allow at least 3 weeks for processing. 
  • Recipients must meet Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Purposes.
  • Recipients must be seeking an Associate in Arts Degree.
  • Recipients must be accepted into a Seneff Honors College track.
  • Recipients must enroll in and satisfactorily complete at least nine Honors credits during each academic year. If you are admitted to the Seneff Honors College for the Spring term, you must enroll in and satisfactorily complete at least three Honors credits during the Spring term. Failure to meet this requirement at the end of the drop/refund period will result in revocation of your scholarship for that term and your term fees will become due to the college immediately. Contact the Honors Director or an honors advisor with questions about necessary classes.  Note: Withdrawal from any course may result in adjustment of your term financial aid (not just your Honors scholarship).

Renewal Eligibility

  • The scholarship is renewed on a term-by-term basis (Fall and Spring) pending satisfaction of renewal criteria and availability of funds.
  • Recipients must make good progress towards graduation in their degree program, their curricular track and satisfy co-curricular requirements as determined by the Honors Director. Recipients must attend three approved co-curricular activities per term in each term the scholarship is received.
  • Recipients must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/) so that processed results are available prior to the start of term. If selected for verification, this must be satisfied prior to the start of the term for your scholarship to award.  Note: To complete a FAFSA, you must be an eligible US citizen or eligible non-citizen for financial aid purposes. Please allow at least 3 weeks for processing. 
  • Recipients must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to receive financial aid as outlined in the college catalog.
  • Recipients must continue to be seeking an Associate's Degree. Once degree requirements have been met students are no longer eligible for the scholarship regardless of awarding of degree.
  • Recipients must enroll in and satisfactorily complete at least nine Honors credits during each academic year. If you are admitted to the Seneff Honors College for the Spring term, you must enroll in and satisfactorily complete at least three Honors credits during the Spring term. Failure to meet this requirement at the end of the drop/refund period will result in revocation of your scholarship for that term and your term fees will become due to the college immediately. Contact the Honors Director or an honors advisor with questions about necessary classes.  Note: Withdrawal from any course may result in adjustment of your term financial aid (not just your Honors scholarship).
  • Recipients must maintain eligibility to be a student in the Seneff Honors College (minimum GPA of 3.25).
  • Recipients must complete at least 75% of attempted credits to be renewed in subsequent terms. 

All students receiving any form of financial aid must meet the standards of academic progress as outlined by the federal government. See valenciacollege.edu/finaid/satisfactory_progress.cfm for satisfactory academic progress criteria or refer to the SAP section of this catalog.

Signed Honors Scholarship Agreements must be received in the Honors office by the deadline listed in the recipient's scholarship award notification before the scholarsip will post to the recipient's account. Failure to return the Honors Scholarship Agreement by the listed deadline may result in forfeiture of the scholarship for that term.


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