President's Honors Scholarship Application

The President's Honors Scholarship Application deadline was December 8, 2016.  All applicants will be notified of their status by March 1, 2017.

Smittcamp Family Honors College Informational Webinars

To view a recording of the October (4, 11, 27) Smittcamp Family Honors College Informational Webinars, please visit the Undergraduate Student Recruitment website.

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.  California State University Undergraduate Admission Application

California State University Undergraduate Admission ApplicationOctober 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016.  Due to the large number of applications anticipated, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in early October.

  • Within 10 business days after submitting your application online, you should receive a Letter of Acknowledgement, 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 Fresno State Scholarships Application.
  • The earlier you apply, the sooner you will receive your Letter of Acknowledgement with your Fresno State I.D. number.
  • 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, 2016 to December 8, 2016 (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

Smittcamp Family Honors College-President's Honors Scholarship Application October 1, 2016 to December 8, 2016. 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 8, 2016.

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. View information on Application Process and Submitting your Application