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Honors Program

Awards

Delta College Honors Program sponsors three awards: Honors Certificate, President's Award for Excellence in Honors, and the Caroline Gruenberg Wirtz Honors Student Leadership Award. A reception is held in April to honor the students receiving these awards. Applications are available in the Honors office located in A008, West Courtyard Level, or from the links below.

The Honors Certificate

Students who complete the following requirements will receive a certificate signed by the Honors Program Director as well as having the award noted on their transcript. The requirements are:

  • Member of the Honors Program
  • Complete an application.
  • Maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.25
  • Earn a minimum of 12 Honors credits with a course grade of "C" or better
  • Required course Honors Colloquy or English 211H

The President's Award for Excellence in Honors

This award recognizes advanced Honors academic achievement by Honors students. Students who complete the requirements of the President's Award will receive a framed award of honor in addition to a letter of commendation from the President of Delta College. The award will be noted on the student's transcript. The requirements for the President's award are:

  • Member of the Honors Program
  • Complete an application.  Earn an Honors Certificate (or will earn in the current semester)
  • Maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.25
  • Earn a minimum of 18 Honors credits with a course grade of "C" or better
  • Complete one of the following:
    • Learning Community Course
    • Credit or non-credit volunteer activity
    • Three credit hours of Independent Study
    • Individualized Instruction
    • Independent Project

Caroline Gruenberg Wirtz Honors Student Leadership Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize the significant leadership of one student in the Delta College Honors Program. The applicant's activities may have taken place at Delta College or in the community, but must represent leadership rather than mere participation. The recipient's name will appear on the Caroline Gruenberg Wirtz Award plaque displayed in the Student Awards display case and she/he will receive a certificate and monetary award. The requirements for this award are:

  • Member of the Honors Program
  • Complete an application.
  • Earn an Honors Certificate (or will earn in the current semester)
  • Currently enrolled in Delta College
  • Personal statement of 500 - 750 words discussing the value and meaning of your leadership experience
  • Two letters of support on letterhead of professional affiliation from faculty or staff at Delta College or individuals in the community (excluding family members) who can attest to leadership activities cited on the application
  • Must be present at the Honors Program Award Ceremony to receive the award

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