Whether you choose to enter the job market after college or apply for graduate school, your competition will be highly competitive. Four-year degrees will be the . You may have been nominated by your Principal or Academic. Counselor according to your GPA, but you also may apply if you meet at least one of the following. The scholarship application period for Fresno State starts October 1, and ends on March 1, This application period is for current year scholarship.
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While many new college freshmen were enjoying summer break, Leslye Alvarez Valencia took a calculus class at Fresno State. Such is her nature, working hard in school to make her parents proud and to prepare herself for success. Valencia was born in Colima, Mexico and came to the United States at age 4 with her parents.
Her mother only attended school through the eighth grade and her father stopped going after third. Her hard work paid off when she graduated in June as valedictorian of Dinuba High School and became the first in her family to go to college.
Now, she can add Fresno State honors scholar to her list of accomplishments. The couple were founders of a prominent agribusiness and longtime supporters of Fresno State. The honors college is unique in the California State University system.
Scholars are admitted as a cohort and take a series of specially-designed honors courses. They participate in weekly seminars with guest speakers and in educational, scholarly and social activities. Each student receives a scholarship for his or her undergraduate degree program, up to a maximum of eight semesters.
The scholarship covers in-state tuition and an optional credit for University housing.
The freshmen were selected from a pool of more than applicants, said Dr. Saeed Attar, director of the honors college. Over its year history, the college has reviewed 10, applications and admitted 1, students.
Scholarship Application- Scholarships Office
Applicants must score or above on the SAT or 27 or above on the ACTbe in the upper 10 percent of their graduating class, or have a minimum 3. The scholars are required to volunteer or perform smittcapm minimum of 70 hours of community service through their junior years. Students must also enroll in at least 12 units and earn a minimum 3.
More than 90 percent of the scholars graduate in four years, mostly with summa cum laude a 3. Fifty-five percent of the honors college alumni continue to live in the Central Valley contributing to the community and the economy, Attar said.
President’s Honors Scholarship Application
Valencia was excited and relieved to receive her congratulatory letter. The Smittcamp scholarship made her school choice easier. Fresno State was smirtcamp of three she considered attending. Fritsch spent part of his summer as a counselor at Camp Sunshine Dreamsa camp at Huntington Lake for children with cancer. Fritsch, whose parents, grandparents and other family members are Fresno State alumni, almost decided to attend Texas Christian University, but he received the Smittcamp scholarship letter and flipped his plans.
Only 50 students are eligible for it each year. For more information on the Smittcamp Family Honors College, visit www. Smittcamp Family Honors College admits 20th class of scholars. And she was grateful to receive a scholarship.
Smittcamp Family Honors College admits 20th class of scholars
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