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Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College

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Purpose of the Honors College

In keeping with the mission of Palm Beach State College, the purpose of the Honors College is to provide a challenging and supportive academic environment. Encourage students to think critically, demonstrate leadership and develop ethical standards. Allow students to pursue an interactive learning experience. Honors students and faculty share a commitment and civic responsibility that extends beyond the classroom to local, national, and international communities.


About Us

 

Honors Silver & Gold Tracks to Graduation

Graduates of either track are eligible for honors-specific transfer scholarships.

honors silver 
  • Complete 12 credit hours honors work (any combination of honors classes or honors project contracts), but two must be Honors College Courses.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5;
  • Earn at least a B in each honors class or honorized class;
  • Earn at least 20 points on the Honors Point System.
honors gold
  • Complete 21 total credit hours of honors work, of which
    • Three (3)credit hours must be IDH2105, “Knowledge Through the Ages;"
    • No more that 6 credit hours can be in honors projects;
  • Earn at least a B in each honors class or honorized class;
  • Earn at least 40 points on the Honors Point System

Testimonials & Advisory Council

Student Testimonials 

Hailey and Hannah Lord, and Bryan Demacedo are proud recipients of PBSC Honors College Scholarships, watch as they explain the benefits these scholarships afford them.  [Watch the videos]

Honors Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is comprised of faculty and staff members who serve as the governing body for the Honors College. The list of council members for 2019-2020 can be found here.

 

Contact Us

Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College
Center for Bachelor Degree Programs | Room CBP 314.1
4200 Congress Avenue MS #29
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Phone (561) 868-3895 | Email: honors@palmbeachstate.edu

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Benefits of the Honors College

Palm Beach State College is a member of the following Honors organizations: National Collegiate Honors Council, Southern Regional Honors Council and the Florida Collegiate Honors Council. Students and faculty interested in attending the national, regional or state conferences should contact the Honors Program Manager. Conference information:

Scholarship Information
Name Award Renewable? Deadline Other Requirements

Presidential Honors College Scholarship

(Open to current high school graduates only)

$4000 per year (2017-2018) 

$6000 per year (2018-2019)

Yes (2 Yrs)   
  • Weighted GPA: 3.5
  • SAT/ACT:1170/24
  • Recipients must participate in the Honors
  • Recipients must seek the
  • Honors Gold track
  • Financial Aid (more Info...)
Honors College Merit Award $500 (Fall)
$500 (Spring)
Yes    
Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Scholarship

(Open to 1 of 13 top performers per semester Fall or Spring)

   N/A  
  • Automatic Consideration
  • Reviewed on Merit
  • Must inform us if you are graduating 
Stewart Honors College Scholarship

$500 (Fall)
$500 (Spring)

 N/A  
  • Good academic standing
  • Full time or part time
  • Completed 6 credits of honor coursework
  • Must have 5 honor activity points

Students are encouraged to begin applying to transfer scholarships 

  • Apply one semester before graduating from the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College.
  • Scholarships available at Florida International University (FIU) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
  • Recognition at Graduation
  • Service Learning Opportunities
  • Conference Attendance
  • Developing Academic Excellence
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