Honors Scholars Program
Edison State College offers qualified students with high ability and motivation an enriched, challenging program of study through the Honors Scholar Program (HSP). Participation in this superior educational experience provides for intellectual and social development, builds character, and promotes enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
Honors courses are not intended to be appreciably more work than traditional classes, but instead offer innovative approaches to learning which focus on the individual student. Honors classes may, depending on the course, involve problem solving, student projects, or a student seminar approach to learning. Synergy results when the best and brightest are assembled together to inspire each other to think in unique, novel ways. Faculty are selected for their expertise and interest in helping students.
A minimum of 12 credit hours of Honors classes (earning at least a grade of “B” in each course) will complete the academic requirements to graduate from the Honors Scholar Program. These classes must be chosen from at least two of three academic areas: basic sciences/math, social sciences, or humanities/communications. One of these classes can be the Honors Research Study (3 credits).
For further information or an application form, call the HSP office at (239) 489-9213.
Florida Bright Futures
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship awards are determined by the Florida Department of Education and may be used for tuition expenses at Edison. Funds will be disbursed to students as soon as they are available from the Florida Department of Education.
Students who have been awarded scholarship funds from a private organization may have those funds administered by the College Financial Aid Office. Donors are required to complete a Scholarship Donor Agreement Form. Scholarship funds and the completed form should be sent to the Lee County Financial Aid Office. Funds must be received prior to the beginning of a semester to allow a student to charge institutional expenses.
Scholarship Search Information
If you are interested in looking for scholarships from sources outside the College, some of the best free search services are available on the Internet. The Web address for these can be found at www.fastweb.com.
The Lee County Financial Aid Office has a Resource Center you may use to access the Internet for scholarship searches or financial aid information. Internet access is also available at all Learning Resource Centers.