Step 1 — Apply to Calhoun

Apply to Calhoun Community College

Step 2- A current FAFSA

(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) identifying Calhoun as a recipient institution is required to complete the application.

Prior to the deadline for the Calhoun Community College general scholarship application, a completed FAFSA which identified Calhoun as a receiving institution, must have been filed. It is strongly encouraged that applicants complete this process well in advance of the college scholarship deadline because federal processing of the FAFSA may take several days.  The FAFSA must be completed regardless of student intention to utilize federal financial aid.  For more information about this process see:  https://studentaid.gov/h/understand-aid/how-aid-works

Step 3 — Review Entrance Criteria

The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Intellectual curiosity
  • High School GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • ACT Score of 24 or higher

Step 4 — To be considered for scholarships, students must complete the Calhoun General Scholarship Application by the deadline set forth by the college.

Scholarship Application

Students are required to attach the following on the application:

  • Resume of academic achievements, honors, awards, service and leadership activities, etc. (include outside interests and hobbies)
  • Essay: A 500-word essay demonstrating intellectual curiosity and willingness to take on academic challenges is required.  The essay should be written in first person and free of grammatical and spelling errors.  All essays must be submitted as a Word document or Pdf.  The essay is attached within the scholarship application.Students may choose from one of the following prompts.
    1. Choose your favorite quote on leadership. Explain how this quote relates to your life and/or career goals.
    2. Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution.
    3. What are the characteristics of a strong education? How can these characteristics benefit individuals and communities?  How might the Honors Program contribute to your academic development?
  • Unofficial high school transcripts

(Students cannot be unconditionally admitted to Calhoun until official transcripts are received as part of the admission process.)

Any student who wishes to apply to the program without being considered for scholarships should contact one of the program directors.