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More than 1,800 Blinn College District students earn academic honors

Blinn names 776 students to its prestigious Chancellor’s Scholars List

May 24, 2018

More than 1,800 Blinn College District students earned academic honors during the Spring 2018 semester, the College District announced today.

Blinn named 776 students to its prestigious Chancellor’s Scholars List, including 454 who completed the semester with a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA). An additional 1,059 students earned placement on the Dean’s Scholars List.

To be named a Chancellor’s Scholar, students must earn a 3.75 GPA, complete at least 12 credit hours, and pass all their courses. Students must attain a 3.25 GPA and pass all their courses to earn Dean Scholar recognition.

“It is an honor to recognize these student scholars for their exceptional work ethic and commitment to personal growth and achievement,” said Dr. Mary Hensley, Chancellor of the Blinn College District. “Possessing these qualities will be advantageous as they continue their education at four-year universities and embark on exciting career opportunities.”

To see the complete list of honorees, visit: www.blinn.edu/honors.html.

Blinn recognized 845 graduates during its Spring 2018 commencement ceremony held earlier this month at the Brenham High School in Brenham.

Blinn’s academic transfer rate of 36.9 percent ranks second in the state and far exceeds the statewide average of 20.9 percent. In addition to transfer agreements with the state’s leading four-year universities, Blinn is home to pioneering co-enrollment programs such as the Texas A&M-Blinn TEAM (Transfer Enrollment at A&M) Program and the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn.

Beginning in the Fall semester, students can register for Blinn courses at the RELLIS Campus, where they can complete four-year degrees from the Texas A&M System regional universities onsite. Each program at the RELLIS Academic Alliance creates a seamless pathway for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in related fields from an A&M System university, including Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Prairie View A&M University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M International University, West Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Texas A&M University-Central Texas. For more information regarding the RELLIS Academic Alliance, visit https://rellis.tamus.edu/AcademicAlliance.

According to figures compiled by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s CollegeForAllTexans.com, out-of-district Blinn students save approximately 42 percent compared to state residents at the average Texas public university and 81.9 percent compared to the average Texas private university.

In addition to Blinn’s low tuition and fees, the Blinn Foundation offers more than 201 endowed scholarships available to incoming and returning students from a wide range of backgrounds, majors, and experiences. Students are considered based on high academic achievement, participation in student activities, and community involvement. To apply for all of Blinn’s endowed scholarships, complete a single application at www.blinn.edu/finaid/scholar.html.

Registration is now open for Blinn’s Summer and Fall semesters. The Summer I semester runs June 4-July 2, the Summer II semester will be July 5-Aug. 2, and the Fall semester begins Aug. 27. Registration for each semester is available until the first day of class.

For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.