• Welcome!

    The Honors Program is designed to enhance the LaGuardia experience for highly motivated students. We are looking for students who want the most out of college and who desire stimulating academic challenges.

    LaGuardia's growing Honors Program is designed to promote a rigorous academic experience for talented, intellectually curious, motivated, and ambitious students (full- or part-time, day or evening).

    Honors courses emphasize critical thinking, intensive analytical writing, speaking, research skills, including the use of primary source material, and information literacy.

    One of the fundamental goals of the Honors Program is to promote transfer, with scholarship when possible, to leading public and private 4-year colleges.

    Benefits include:

    • Notation on your official transcript indicating that you have taken specific Honors courses.
    • Smaller, rigorous classes with highly motivated students, and taught by dedicated faculty, who strive to engage you in more challenging academic work and are always ready to support you.
    • Mentoring by Director and Honors faculty.
    • Scholarly and networking activities, intensive transfer and scholarship workshops, and special internship placements.
    • Participation in on-campus projects to develop your leadership experience.
    • Membership into the Honors Student Advisory Committee (HSAC). No fee is required.

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship 

    Five LaGuardians are previous recipients of the The JKCF Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship! Are you next?

    The below information is from The JKCF; learn more at www.jkcf.org/ut

    What We Provide

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at 4-year colleges or universities. The Cooke Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year, making it the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country.

    As part of their scholarship, recipients may: 

    • Receive up to $40,000 per year to attend an accredited 4-year college or university
    • Use the award for tuition, living expenses, books, and other required fees
    • Pursue any area of study
    • Have access to the greater Cooke Scholar community
    • Have a pathway to the Cooke Foundation's Graduate Scholarship (up to $50,000 per year)

    Who We Select

    The Cooke Foundation will select up to 85 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients from a nationwide applicant pool each year for this highly selective scholarship. As minimum criteria, students must:

    • Be a current student at an accredited US community college or 2-year institution with sophomore status or a recent graduate (within the last 5 years)
    • Have a cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or above
    • Plan to transfer to a 4-year a college or university to begin studies in the following fall
    • Demonstrate unmet financial need

    Students who have previously enrolled at and attended a 4-year institution are not eligible for this award.