Guidelines

Once admitted into the Valley Scholars Program, the student must continue to meet the following requirements:

  • Enroll at STC the fall semester following high school graduation.
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Remain continuously enrolled full-time during the fall and spring semester at STC, registering for at least 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Participate in fundraising activities.
  • Participate in meetings and activities with other Valley Scholars, sponsors, mentors, and Honors Faculty.

If a student does not meet one the eligibility requirements, the student will be placed on academic probation for the following semester. If the student fails to meet any of the other requirements during the probation semester or thereafter, it will result in termination from the program. If the student has a special situation and is not able to meet one of the requirements mentioned above, the student must complete a waiver form for that academic semester.

The Valley Scholars program will award a $500 scholarship per semester for a maximum of four semesters unless an Associate's degree is completed prior to the four semesters. The program monitors the success of every new incoming class until completion of the program; therefore, a student is not allowed to drop a class, withdraw, repeat courses, or change majors without the approval of the Academic Excellence Advisor and the Valley Scholars Coordinator. All Valley Scholars are required to follow an STC degree plan and only take courses outlined in their degree plan.

All participants must register and make schedule changes the Friday before classes begin.