Honors Program

Honors Program
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Our Honors Program offers unique educational opportunities and scholarships each semester to students motivated to challenge themselves academically; find an outlet for a special academic interest or talent; or simply continue their commitment to scholastic achievement.

  • Educational Scholarships
  • Annual Honors Program Awards
  • Leadership roles in the Parkland Scholars Student Organization
  • Recognition on your transcript and diploma for high achievement
  • Transfer directly into Honors Programs at other colleges and universities
  • Access to National Collegiate Honors Council scholarships/activities
  • Honors Program members may also join Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society of two-year colleges
  • Advanced preparation for college transfer and post-graduate work

Students with a 3.0 GPA are eligible to join the Honors Program. There is no fee required to join the Honors Program.

Honors students will use SPARK (Parkland’s online institutional repository) to create, preserve and showcase their Honors Portfolios. The Honors Portfolios will contain A with Honors projects, essays or journals referencing Honors Seminars students have attended, overviews and outcomes of service learning and Honors projects they have completed as well as recognition and accomplishments within the college and community. Projects and activities that students wish to enter into their portfolios by the end of a semester must be approved by the Honors Director; a Portfolio Project Form will be available for student submission. The deadline for Portfolio Project Proposals will be one week after semester midterm.

Portfolios of continuing students will be reviewed at the end of the spring semester. Those who have completed at least two satisfactory portfolio projects, will be eligible for a $200 scholarship (if funds are available).

In the semester that they will graduate, students will participate in an Honors Symposium where they will highlight their honors achievements. To Graduate from the Honors Program, students must have a 3.5 GPA, must have three acceptable portfolio projects (two must be A with Honors, one must be a service learning project), must participate in the Honors Program Symposium, and must participate in the Honors Convocation. Those graduates whose work is of a high academic standard will receive Honors Scholarships; the amount of these will be determined by the number of graduates and availability of funds, but it is hoped that students could receive up to $1000 each.
The Parkland Scholars Student Organization will be available to all students in the Honors Program, members of Phi Theta Kappa, or on the Parkland Dean's List. The club will help facilitate a community of honors students, allow students to participate in service learning, and sponsor college wide events.

Join Now!

• Download, complete the Honors Program Application
• Email application to mjones@parkland.edu or mail to Parkland College, Honors Program, Room D165, 2400 West Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL 61821

Need more information?
Call 217/373-3739 or email Marsh Jones

Did You Know?

Parkland's adult and continuing education program offers credit and noncredit courses that meet the needs of special populations within our district, such as teachers, businesspersons, retirees, and K-12 students.


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