Name: Linda Coach-Riley
SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE HONORS COLLEGE
The Thomas F. Freeman Honors College has limited funds for scholarships. In making these awards, the College principally considers the record of excellence, and potential for even greater excellence, of applicants. The higher their high school grade point averages and SAT or ACT scores, the higher their awards. The College also offers special bonuses to high school valedictorians or salutatorians. The principal categories of scholarships for high school students, and their requirements and financial awards, are:
In addition to awards from the Honors College, students may secure help from a number
of other sources.
The total value of the scholarship and financial aid packages students receive depends on the number of sources from which they seek awards and the information they provide to these sources. Students who seek scholarships from the College must fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, because the sizes of their total packages depend on information they provide in the FAFSA. It also is extremely important that they use all available sources of financial assistance. For information on these sources, visit the web site of the Office of Student Financial Aid at http://em.tsu.edu/financialaid/index.php?submenu=aid
Residential vs. Commuter, and In-state vs. Out-of-state, Awards
The College awards two groups of scholarships on the basis of whether students live
on or off campus:
The College awards two groups of scholarships on the basis of whether students are
Admission and Assistance Application Procedure
Students receive financial assistance from the College after they receive admission into the university and the College. They ideally would file their applications for the assistance from the College at the time they file their applications for admission into the College.
Students attending high school or another college or university, who meet admission requirements of the College, follow these steps:
apply for admission into the university;
b. receive an offer of admission from the university;
Students attending Texas Southern University gain admission into the College through
Admission and Scholarship Deadlines and Priorities
The Honors College gives the greatest priority to admitting and supporting first-semester freshmen who enter the College immediately after their senior year in high school – especially those who apply for Honors College admission and an Honors College scholarship before March 31. The College considers admitting other students and providing scholarships to them only after it has offered admission and given awards to high school seniors. The table below shows the deadlines and priorities for different categories of students. The application form is available here.
SPECIAL NOTE ON FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
If a student receives a scholarship through the Thomas F. Freeman Honors College, it is with the condition that the student will first enroll in Texas Southern University in the fall semester of the academic year the scholarship covers. The University considers the Honors College scholarship to be part of the total financial aid package. Federal and state financial aid programs require that students not receive financial aid in excess of their financial need, as determined by their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If a student should receive financial aid through Texas Southern University, the Office of Student Financial Assistance will determine whether the award from the Honors College necessitates a revision of the financial aid package. This may result in the adjustment of the Honors College award.