President's Honors Scholarship Application

The President's Honors Scholarship Application for Fall 2019 will be available online October 1, 2018 through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website.  Please see Mandatory Applications below.

Informational Webinars

The Honors College will host three Application Webinars on Tuesday, October 2 and 9, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 25, from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. 

Please visit to register for one of these informational sessions

Admission Requirements

Admission into the Smittcamp Family Honors College is highly competitive, and for good reason. This is one of the strongest programs in the Western United States. It offers exceptional students a chance to achieve academic mastery alongside a very select group of like-minded learners. 

In order to qualify for admission, you must be a first-time freshman who has not been enrolled full-time at any institution of higher learning (i.e., community college or any four-year university).

Eligibility Criteria

Are you a candidate for our program? If you meet or exceed one or more of the following criteria, then you should definitely consider applying:

  • Minimum 3.8 high school GPA
  • Ranking in the top 10 percent of your high school graduating class
  • Combined SAT score of 1200 or ACT average score of 27

Mandatory Applications

To apply for the Smittcamp Family Honors College - President's Honors Scholarship, completion of the three applications below is MANDATORY.  The application process is sequential— each application must be completed in the order below:

1.  Cal State Apply Application

Cal State Apply ApplicationOctober 1 to November 30, 2018.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in early October.

  • After submitting your application online, you should receive email notification of your conditional enrollment that includes your 9-digit Fresno State identification number, and instructions for setting up your Fresno State email account. You will need to set up your email account to access the Financial Aid Fresno State Scholarships Application.
  • You will not be allowed to proceed to the next step before completing this application.

2. Fresno State Scholarships  Application

Fresno State Scholarships ApplicationOctober 1,  to December 13, 2018 (deadline for President's Honors Scholarship applicants).

  • Using your Fresno State email username and password, log in to the Fresno State Scholarships website.
  • Complete the Fresno State Scholarships application.

3.  Smittcamp Family Honors College-President's Honors Scholarship Application

Smittcamp Family Honors College-President's Honors Scholarship Application October 1,  to December 13, 2018. This is a firm deadline.

  • After completing the Fresno State Scholarships  application, click on the Opportunities  tab at the top of the page where you will find our scholarship opportunity listed. 
  • Next to the Smittcamp Family Honors College-President's Honors Scholarship link click on the red Apply button.
  • Start the fill-able PDF application paying close attention to all the instructions included in the application. 
  • You must print, scan, and upload your application package by the firm submission deadline of December 13, 2018.

4.  Free Application for Free Federal Aid (FAFSA) - Optional

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  

  • Optional, but may help with costs not covered by the President's Honors Scholarship.


5. Application Process and Submission Information