Honors News and Activities


The National Collegiate Honors Council and the Great Plains Honors Council host annual conferences. Every year we are able to send Honors Scholars to the GPHC conference, to present their research and other scholarly or creative work to audiences of their peers from a six-state region. Travel expenses are paid by a generous grant from the TCC Foundation. The distinction of presenting at a conference while still an undergraduate is not only a notable achievement in itself; it is a fabulous opportunity to begin connecting with a larger world of faculty and students who share your academic interests.

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a major national scholarship for outstanding community college students who will be transferring to four-year institutions. The purpose of the scholarships is to help students with exceptional promise and demonstrated financial need to reach their educational goals. Each award will fund a portion of education costs including tuition, fees, and living expenses for two to three years of a Jack Kent Cooke scholar’s undergraduate degree. The award is worth up to $40,000 per year for up to three years. The application deadline is Oct. 24.

Interested students who will have at least 30 earned credit hours by the end of the fall semester should visit the scholarship website to read about the scholarship requirements. Honors Program Coordinator Susan O'Neal will hold four informational meetings about the application in September:

Metro Campus: 3:30-5:00 on Wednesday, Sept. 6, Student Union East Lounge (MSU 214)

Southeast Campus: 1:00-2:30 on Thursday, Sept. 7, Student Union room 9103

West Campus: 12:30-2:00 on Tuesday, Sept. 12, Student Union Gallery

Northeast Campus: 2:30-4:00 on Tuesday Sept. 12, Student Union Private Dining Room (222)


Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the major honor society for two-year colleges. While PTK and the Honors Program are separate and unique entities, they serve the same pool of outstanding students. We strongly encourage honors students to become involved in this organization that offers research, service, and leadership opportunities! TCC is home to four PTK chapters, one on each of the four main campuses.

Honors Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2017 Honors Program newsletter (pdf)

Fall 2016 Honors Program newsletter (pdf)

Spring 2016 Honors Program newsletter (pdf)

Fall 2015 Honors Program newsletter (pdf)

Spring 2015 Honors Program newsletter (pdf)

Fall 2014 Honors Program newsletter (pdf)

Spring 2014 Honors Program newsletter (pdf)

Fall 2013 Honors Program newsletter (pdf)