A select few Lone Star College-Montgomery students were recently named Chancellor’s Fellows, a new feature of the Honors College where students are selected through a competitive applicant process to pursue a unique honors associate degree program.
The Chancellor’s Fellows scholarship allows 17-20 freshman students who are selected through a competitive application to pursue a unique Honors associate degree program. They receive an award package covering all tuition and fees (up to 15 credit hours per semester), a book allowance of up to $600 per semester, and a fourth semester international capstone. In addition to pursuing an individualized honors curriculum, Fellows scholarship recipients benefit from extensive co-curricular activities, specialized advising, leadership development, civic engagement opportunities, cultural events and a participation in a close-knit learning cohort.
“Our Fellows commit to a rigorous two-year, sixty credit hour, college curriculum that includes a minimum of 27 honors credits, and results in students earning an honors associates degree,” said David Kennedy, political science professor and director of the Honors College at LSC-Montgomery. “Lone Star College is one of the few community colleges in the country currently offering this specialized honors associates degree program. The honors degree plan incorporates a progression model, developing students’ analytical, research and presentation skills, providing engaging lecture series, and cultural activities outside of the classroom.”
In addition to Chancellor’s Fellows scholarship program, the Honors College offers all students with a minimum 3.25 academic GPA the ability to earn honors course credit at LSC-Montgomery and build essential critical thinking skills, all within a smaller, college within a college environment.
Students participating in The Honors College benefit from scholarship and internship opportunities, specialized honors and transfer academic advising, early registration, smaller class sizes, honors designation on transcripts, and much more.
Incoming LSC-Montgomery freshman Tania Bahena couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity presented to her.
“This is an open door to becoming successful in my life,” Bahena said. “This isn’t just about getting a scholarship, this is a way of investing.”
As a member of the Fellows cohort who will graduate from LSC-Montgomery in 2017, Bahena knows this opportunity will have a big impact on her future as she prepares to transfer to the University of Texas at Austin.
“Aside from this scholarship allowing me to save money for after I transfer, the atmosphere of the campus itself, along with the benefits of small class sizes, will help me immensely in developing myself as a person,” Bahena said.
For more information about the Honors College or the Chancellors Fellows scholarship at LSC-Montgomery, call (936) 273-7035, or visit www.lonestar.edu/honors-montgomery.htm.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.