The Hill Scholars Program is a selective admission honors cohort program for entering first-year college students that includes honors courses linked by a common theme, seminars and extracurricular opportunities. The program offers students enriched learning experiences that foster intellectual inquiry, critical thinking skills, a passion for lifelong learning and an active community of students and faculty working together.
At the end of the two-year program, students earn an associate degree as well as the Hill Scholar designation. Scholarships are available for qualified students.
Hill Scholars take two of the designated core honors courses in English, History, Speech, Diversity, Anthropology and Psychology and a one-credit honors seminar (Honors 101, Honors 102, Honors 201, Honors 202) each term for four consecutive terms. Seminars include themes focused on areas of service-learning, teamwork and professional/civic leadership, personal/career development, transfer preparation and opportunities for study abroad. The remaining credits per full-time semester include courses based on the requirements for the student's specified major.
Throughout the program, Hill Scholars participate in co-curricular activities that support the common elements of the program outside of the college and in the community.
To learn more download Hill Scholars Viewbook.
Students in the Hill Scholars Program comprise high
school's highest achieving students, as well as motivated non-traditional
students. Students' course load, academic accomplishments, and extracurricular
and leadership activities are all strong factors in the admissions process.
Students are accepted into the program on the basis
of grade point average in their college-preparation courses, teacher or
guidance counselor recommendations, an admissions essay, standardized test
scores (SAT, ACT, AP, etc.) and satisfactory performance on the college's
placement tests for math, reading and writing. Students either rank in the
top 15% of their graduating class or have a cumulative high school grade point
average of 3.2+.
Mail the following items to by February 22, 2019 (Early Action: December 14, 2018) to
be considered for the program.
The Hill Scholars Program
Office of Admissions
Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
*If this fee presents a financial hardship, please
attach a brief statement to this effect in place of the fee.
All students are encouraged to apply for merit and need-based scholarships to the Hill Scholars Program and for other types of student financial aid. The Financial Aid Program at Carroll Community College is designed to assist eligible students in meeting their College-related expenses.
Financial assistance is provided through scholarships, grants, and employment opportunities. Financial need is determined through a careful review of all information supplied on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov.
To be considered, follow these simple steps:
Hill Scholars can expect to transfer to the college or university of their choice to complete their junior and senior years.
Carroll Community College and the Hill Scholars Program have special transfer agreements with the following local and national four-year colleges and universities:
In addition, Carroll maintains articulation agreements with all Maryland public colleges and universities, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions, including:
Download Hill Scholars Application Packet
For more information, contact:
Dean of Student Affairs
Senior Director of Enrollment Development