Scholarship Application

Choose from one of our scholarships offered

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 prospective students a waiver for tuition and fees for up to the number of credits required to earn an Honors Associate of Arts degree. This award covers up to 30 credits per academic year (including summer) plus a book stipend.

The IRM's scholarship begins coverage during the Fall Term of each academic year. Applications open March 1 and close May 1. Following our deadline, students are encouraged to frequently check their emails, as there will be a notification regarding the status of their application. Interviews will take place during the summer term, and students will be notified if they received the scholarship before the beginning of the Fall Term.


Students must be active members of the Honors College and work towards completing the Honors Associate of Arts Degree, which consists 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 of 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.

Prospective students must fill out the IRMs application form. This is a highly competitive award, so be sure to apply early.

To support the educational growth of Honors students, The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College offers scholarships to Honors students who want to participate in one of Broward College's international study abroad programs available in the summer. Contact the Honors College office at 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 the completed application by the posted deadline, including two letters of recommendation from BC faculty, official college transcripts, and a 500-word essay

The Helios Scholarship Details

  • $2000 per year up to 5 years ($10,000 maximum)
  • $800 (Fall and Spring Semesters) and $400 (Summer Semester)
  • 2 years Associate in Science at BC
  • 2-3 years Bachelor's degree at FIU

Scholarship Eligibility and Requirements

  • Attend as a full-time or part-time student
  • FTIC or continuing student
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA every semester
  • Complete a FAFSA application (before the new academic year)
  • Be in 1 of 4 specific majors
  • Earn your associate's degree at BC
  • Transfer to FIU to complete your bachelor's degree
  • Must have earned a minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA in high school

Prospective students can visit the Helios Scholarship page for more information.

Contact the Honors College