Awards and Scholarships
The HTCC presents many scholarships and other awards at the HTCC Student Research Conference. If you a member of an HTCC honors program, you may apply for these awards. Please click on the links below for complete descriptions.
The DEADLINE for applications for the five awards listed below is March 1, 2017.
The Director’s Scholarship General Award will be awarded to the first-place winner of the Outstanding Abstract Awards. The top abstracts (up to five) remaining in contention will be granted the coveted HTCC Outstanding Abstract Awards. Students presenting an oral presentation or performance at the conference who submit a 400-word abstract for consideration are eligible for Outstanding Abstract Awards. Outstanding Abstract submissions may not be based on poster presentations. Submit a 400-word abstract to Rachel Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for this award.
The HTCC Juan Lara Scholarship recipient is a student who has demonstrated outstanding growth and academic success brought about by involvement in a community college honors program. Candidates for this award have also been nominated by their honors program directors or coordinators for the HTCC Exemplary Achievement Awards Let your Honors Program director know that you’d like to be considered for nomination for the HTCC Exemplary Achievement Scholarship by completing this form. >>Downloadable Form Ask your Honors Director for their deadline for this application. Students may not apply directly to HTCC for this award. Nominations must come from the Honors Director.
1. If your program director or coordinator decides to nominate you, you’ll need to write a 500-word personal essay addressing the three areas listed below. The document should be in doc, docx or rtf format. Be sure to include your NAME and the NAME OF YOUR COLLEGE at the top.
a. Excellence or extraordinary improvement in your academic performance, especially if related to performance in your honors/scholars program.
b. Your progress toward your personal goals or objectives, especially your commitment or perseverance in overcoming obstacles to success in college and/or your honors/scholars program.
c. Extracurricular service to your college or community, or exemplary involvement in athletic or cultural activities, especially in leadership roles.
2. E-mail your essay to your honors director or coordinator. S/he will then forward it to the HTCC Scholarship Committee along with her/his approval of your nomination.
Cash awards for first, second and third place winners in both the Social Sciences/Humanities and Physical/Life Sciences Divisions. All research poster presentations are automatically considered for the Poster Awards. These will be awarded at the HTCC Research Conference.
Abstract for Publication
In addition to the above monetary awards, presenting your work at the HTCC conference also makes you eligible to submit your work for publication in the HTCC anthology, “Building Bridges,” published through the University of California, Irvine. The deadline to submit abstracts for publication is generally about 2-3 weeks after the conference.
2017 Director’s Award John Oakes (Grossmont College)
2018 Director’s Award Susanne Spangler (East Los Angeles College)
Congratulations to the outstanding students whose work has earned them special distinctions.