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Honors Institute
Community of Scholars Honors Program

  • CF and HCC Honors Students at FCHC
  • Field Trip to the State Capitol
  • Honors Field Trip to University of Florida
  • Honors Institute Information Station
  • Community of Scholars Seal
  • CF Expo 2013
  • CF Honors Students
  • Honors Institute Trip to Epcot
  • Trip to Flagler College in St. Augustine
  • Florida Collegiate Honors Council Trip
  • National Public Lands Day Volunteers at Silver Springs
  • Field Trip to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Home
  • Honors Students at FSU's Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Field Trip to Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
CF and HCC Honors Students at FCHC1 Field Trip to the State Capitol2 Honors Field Trip to University of Florida3 Honors Institute Information Station4 Community of Scholars Seal5 CF Expo 20136 CF Honors Students7 Honors Institute Trip to Epcot8 Trip to Flagler College in St. Augustine9 Florida Collegiate Honors Council Trip10 National Public Lands Day Volunteers at Silver Springs11 Field Trip to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Home12 Honors Students at FSU's Doak Campbell Stadium13 Field Trip to Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art14


The Honors Institute includes the prestigious Community of Scholars honors program and the coordination of major scholarship programs for students.  As honors program participants, students automatically are members of the Honors Institute, which is devoted to the recognition and enhancement of the academic achievement of CF scholars.  Many members become eligible for scholarships through the Community of Scholars.
The Community of Scholars offers diverse opportunities for students to expand their knowledge beyond the classroom. Throughout the academic year, field trips are scheduled to provide educational exposure to a variety of social and cultural activities and events.  Field trips for members in recent years have included touring Walt Disney World’s Epcot Theme Park, Busch Gardens, the Kennedy Space Center, the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, the Florida Aquarium, and several museums, historical sites, and attractions in St. Augustine.  Admission fees on these field trips are covered by the honors program and travel is arranged using college vans.  Many members will have the opportunity this year to travel to special events and points of interest throughout central Florida.
Many students in the Community of Scholars participate in state and regional conferences that are developed by the Florida Collegiate Honors Council and the Southeastern Regional Honors Council.  In addition, service learning opportunities are available to students in several honors courses and through participation in wide variety of campus activities and community service events that enhance their collegiate educational experience.

Other membership benefits include:Community of Scholars logo

  • possible scholarships
  • the privilege of registering for classes on the first day of availability
  • free membership shirts
  • honors program medallions and certificates
  • graduation with honors distinction
  • service learning activities
  • access to honors courses that provide for an exciting, interactive learning experience
  • student leadership opportunities.

There are two membership tracks for the Community of Scholars at the College of Central Florida, one for outstanding high school seniors and another for current CF students:

Track 1 for Incoming CF Students
     CF contacts 12th grade guidance counselors in Marion, Citrus and Levy counties to identify graduating high school seniors who are outstanding candidates for the Community of Scholars.  High school seniors with a weighted GPA of 3.75 or higher may apply for the program and the competitive scholarship.  Each year, 29 students are selected for scholarship awards up to $3,000.  Applications are available in mid-January through 12th grade high school guidance counselors.  The application deadline is March 7.

Track 2 for Current CF Students
Current full-time CF students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher may apply for membership.  A limited number of scholarships are awarded for up to $1,500.  Students may apply throughout the year.  Applications are available at the Enrollment Services Center, online through the links on this webpage, or by contacting the honors director.

Contact Information:
Andrew Jenkins
Director, Honors Institute
Building 2, Room 115
Telephone:  352-854-2322, ext. 1357
E-mail: jenkinsa@cf.edu

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