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The Scholars Circle

The Scholars Circle is here to nurture and challenge outstanding students. honors group of students outdoors

Our goals are to:

  • Provide intellectually stimulating courses and activities for high-achieving students;
  • Contribute to the student's intellectual, social, and personal growth;
  • Prepare students to compete and excel in challenging academic and professional environments;
  • Offer opportunities for personal enrichment.

The Scholars Circle at Montgomery College is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and the Beacon Conference, a conference for student scholars at two-year colleges.  Through enrollment in honors courses, seminars, tutorials, independent study opportunities and internships, students discover and develop their own talents. Students also gain enhanced opportunities to transfer to a four-year college and increased eligibility for scholarship aid. 

The Scholars Circle Application Form

Honors Scholar Award

Students who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of honors work, including course work in at least two different academic disciplines, and who have maintained a 3.4 or higher grade point average, are eligible to be recognized as M.C. Honors Scholars. For more information about the M.C. Honors Scholars awards, contact the Dr. Lucy Laufe at 240-567-7453 or 240-567-7417.

Transcript Notation

Students who have completed a minimum of 15 credits of M.C. Honors coursework in at least three different academic disciplines, and have maintained a 3.2 or higher grade point average, will receive an "M.C. Honors Program" notation on their Montgomery College academic transcripts.

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