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Honors Program

Our Honors program is a small community of highly motivated students who want more out of their college experience.

The Honors Program will be a great addition to your experience at GRCC.

Apply Today!

Program Benefits

The program shapes curricular and co-curricular activities around the four pillars: leadership, service, research and creative scholarship.  Students gain skills and experience through various activities featuring the pillars. 

  • A unique experience unlike any in the nation. Honors students will experience a built-in support network of students and faculty to promote community and collaboration.
  • Community engagement experiences in which you will find ways to serve and explore other communities.
  • The opportunity to create a collaborative project showcasing your passions, and the opportunity to present your work at local, regional or national conferences.
  • A dedicated advisor to help you develop clear pathways to degree completion and/or a successful transfer to a four-year institution.
  • A competitive edge for transfer and employment applications upon completion.
  • Scholarships covering program courses (up to $900).
  • Access to transfer representatives and transfer support services.
  • Private gathering spaces to study or socialize.

Program Eligibility

Students who are prepared to take on additional curricular and co-curruicular activities as part of their time at GRCC are strongly encouraged to apply.  Students with the below credentials and experiences typically apply: 

  • Incoming freshmen who have a GPA above a 3.0 or an SAT score above 1100,
  • Current GRCC students who have a GPA above a 3.0 "and" earned at least 6 college-level credits,
  • Students who have some leadership experience,
  • Students wanting to be a part of a community and be among other highly motivated students,
  • Students seeking a competitive edge when they transfer

Application Process

Students can apply and start the program at any time.  The program invites both incoming freshmen and current GRCC students to start the program either the Fall or Winter semesters.  Your next step is to simply schedule a meeting with an Honors Program Representative.


This program is offered through our Experiential Learning Department. Email Mike Schavey at or call (616) 234-4162.


Javier Jimenez
I was surprised when I started getting straight A’s and became part of the Honors Program. Classes that I used to struggle with had become my favorites. I developed skills that allowed me to help others.
Javier Jimenez, Honors Program alum