The "Irm's" Scholar Award/Honors College Application
The “Irm's” Scholar Award is named in honor of past Honors College Director Dr. Irmgard Bocchino. The award is merit-based, "stackable" and offers recent high school graduates a waiver for tuition and fees for up to the amount of credits required to earn an Honors Associate's in Arts degree. This award covers up to 30 credits per academic year (including summer) plus a book stipend.
Applicants with complete applications will be invited to participate in an interview and compose an essay. Award amounts are based on the interview committee’s determinations. Individualized Scholar Award offers will be made by US Mail.
Students must be active members of the Honors College and work towards completion of the Honors Associate in Arts Degree, which consists of the completion of 18 Honors credits (including IDH2121). Students must be enrolled full-time, twelve or more credits, for the Fall and Winter semesters for four consecutive semesters. Students must maintain a 3.5 Overall/Honors GPA and enroll in at least three Honors credits in the Fall semester of each year until completing the Honors Associate in Arts requirements.
Residency and other restrictions may apply. Students must have a completed FAFSA on file with the College before the waiver is applied and the book supplement funds are disbursed.
This is a highly competitive award, so be sure to apply early.
The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College offers Honors scholarships through the Financial Aid department and requires submitting this Scholarship form
Funds are available for both full-time and part-time students
, and are awarded on a semester basis. The award amount varies each term and usually covers tuition for 3 credits. Students should check the "Awards" tab in their MyBC account to determine if they have been awarded.
HGSA Application Form
Honors Scholarship Eligibility Criteria & Information|
• Full-time students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits during the term of the award
• Part-time students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits, but not more than 11 credits, during the term of the award
• All applicants must be enrolled in at least one (3-credit) Honors course during the term of the award (Note: Honors by Contract does not qualify as an Honors class in this instance)
• All applicants must have a minimum 3.5 Overall/Honors GPA
• Honors Scholarships are currently only available to Associate’s-level students
Part-time scholarships are funded by the generous contribution of Mr. Robert Elmore, who established the Robert Elmore Honors College Scholarship Endowment in 2005.
Full-time scholarships are also funded by the generous contributions of BC Foundation donors, which include the following endowments: Porterfield Family Honors Endowed Scholarship, Margaret T. Tait Endowed Teaching Scholarship, Dr. Stephen C. Barker Memorial Scholarship, Cynthia Roberts Memorial Scholarship, Rosemary Duffy Larson Scholarship, Robert Elmore Honors College Scholarship, Robert Elmore Honors College Full-time Scholarship, Honors College Scholarship, Willis Holcombe Scholarship, John P. and Elizabeth Atwell Hart Honors Scholarship, F. Louis and May Jean Wolff Foundation Scholarship Fund, Elmer Rasmuson Scholarship, and Ruth H. Brown Scholarship.
Honors Grant for Study Abroad (HGSA)
In order to support the educational growth of Honors students, The Robert “Bob” Elmore Honors College offers scholarship support to Honors students who want to participate in one of Broward College’s international study abroad programs during spring break or the summer session. Scholarships are based on student need and award amounts are based on available funds as well as the number of applicants. Contact the Honors College office at HonorsCollege@broward.edu
for more information.
To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:
Have a minimum 3.5 GPA
Be a member of The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College
Complete 12 college-level credits (with at least one Honors course)
Submit completed application by the posted deadline, including two letters of recommendation from BC faculty, official college transcripts and a 500-word essay
Brain Bowl & Math Team Scholarships
Honors students who join and compete in the Brain Bowl Team and Math Team are eligible for additional scholarship opportunities. Contact the head coaches below for more information about these scholarships:
Many local universities offer additional scholarships if you are graduating from Broward College with your associate’s degree and want to pursue a bachelor’s degree, or if you simply wish to transfer schools. However, the Honors College does not offer a transfer scholarship. Rather, we work with students to secure transfer scholarships from four-year institutions.