Rose State College

Honors Program

Scholarships & Awards

Honors Program Scholarship

Merit-based scholarship available to Rose State Honors Program students in which students with the highest overall GPA will receive priority consideration, and those with the highest previous semester GPA will receive subsequent consideration; however, first applicants will receive due consideration, as well.

Scholarship is a tuition fee waiver, not a cash award, and does not cover special fees. Selected full-time students will receive up to 12 credit hours in tuition fee waivers per semester, and selected part-time students will receive up to 6 credit hours in tuition fee waivers per semester.

Scholarships are available for fall and spring terms. Students interested in summer awards may request such consideration from the Financial Aid office. Summer awards will be made pending availability of funds and exceptional academic performance during prior semesters.

Application is non-transferable and must be re-submitted each year as it is not automatically renewed.


Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and a legal resident of Oklahoma.

Students must have completed at least twelve hours at Rose State College with a minimum 3.50 GPA.

Student must be enrolled in at least twelve credit hours for full-time scholarships or six through eleven credit hours for part-time scholarships in the semester for which the application is submitted.

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis, inclusive of both fall and spring semester, provided the student maintains the requirements throughout both semesters.

Student must be enrolled in honors-designated course in both the fall and spring semesters to qualify, and must successfully complete fall honors credit to receive spring award.

Scholarship Application

Please compose an essay of 500 words or less. Columbia University Sociologist Jack Mezirow is credited with the articulation of transformative learning theory specifically for adult education. In Transformative Learning, Mezirow and his associates identify ten phases of learning that are involved in the transformative learning process: 1. A disorienting dilemma; 2. Self-examination; 3. A critical assessment of assumptions; 4. Recognition of a connection between one's discontent and the process of transformation; 5. Exploration of options for new roles, relationships, and action; 6. Planning a course of action; 7. Acquiring knowledge and skills for implementing one's plan; 8. Provisional trying of new roles; 9. Building competence and self-confidence in new roles and relationships; 10. A reintegration into one's life on the basis of conditions dictated by one's new perspective. Which of these phases have you experienced in pursuit of your education? Choose one or more of these phases and discuss how your pursuit of higher education is a transformative learning experience.

Outstanding Honors Contract Award

Professors: The Honors Program Committee awards an Outstanding Honors Contract Award to one honors project for this academic year. If you believe the student’s work was truly outstanding, complete this form and submit it to the Honors Program Director, FA 117.


Outstanding Honors Mentor Award

Students: An award is given to the Rose State Honors Program Outstanding Faculty Mentor each year. To be eligible for this award, the professor must have successfully mentored at least one student to completion of an honors contract during the academic year of the award.

Honors contract students are asked to nominate outstanding faculty efforts for this award. If you believe your faculty mentor’s work was truly outstanding, please complete and submit the form below. In selecting the faculty member to receive the award, the Honors Committee will consider the number of student nominations received, the number of contracted students the faculty member successfully mentored during that academic year, and the quality of the completed projects.