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MSJC Honors Students Earn Competitive Scholarships

Two Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) honors students have earned 2021 Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC) Exemplary Achievement Scholarships.

On March 26 and 27, five MSJC students participated in the 2021 UC Irvine Community College Honors Research Conference, where they had an opportunity to share their research from Honors classes at MSJC. 

Students Christian Dave of Temecula and Haylie Wilcox of Murrieta were among a group of students from across California who were awarded the 2021 HTCC Exemplary Achievement Scholarships. 

Christian Dave

Haylie Wilcox

Such scholars must be nominated by the Honors directors at their college and are expected to demonstrate in an essay how participation in Honors has affected their education by helping to overcome challenges or create opportunities for them to be recognized as campus and community leaders. In their essays, both students mentioned how being a member of the Honors Enrichment Program at MSJC gave them a stronger connection to the college, other students, and staff, and allowed them to get much more out of their college experience than they anticipated. 

"Even though online learning has been hard and often isolating, being a part of this Honors community has allowed me to continue to connect with others and support each other," Wilcox wrote in her essay. "The people I met through the Honors Program will continue to inspire me to pursue my goals and help others along the way."

On May 27, both students will graduate from Mt. San Jacinto College. Dave will earn associate degrees in Liberal Arts-Mathematics & Science; and Liberal Arts-Social & Behavioral Sciences. Wilcox will earn an associate degree in Liberal Arts-Mathematics & Science and will earn an Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum Breadth to transfer to UC Davis to major in Biological Sciences.