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Columbia College Scholarships and Awards

 Apply online by Friday, December 5

The Columbia College Foundation works with dozens of community donors to offer scholarships and awards to Columbia College students. Now our new online scholarship application makes it easier than ever to apply. With one online application, students can apply for more than 80 opportunities.

Scholarships and award opportunities are available for all Columbia College students in all fields of study. GPA and other selection criteria vary. Use your student email to log in and check the website often for updates and new opportunities!

NEW opportunities just added:

Science Discovery Scholarships:  SIX AWARDS at $750 each. For continuing students who have completed 9 units by Fall 2014 and are pursuing studies in natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology); plan to take 12 units in Spring 2015 including 2-3 courses in qualifying natural science courses (Physics 4, 5; Chemistry 2, 4, 5; and/or Biology 2, 4, 6, 65); GPA 2.5 minimum. See application for more details. Apply by December 5.

Juliann Riggs Memorial Scholarship:  For women pursuing studies in English, journalism, literature or communications; planning to transfer to a four-year college in Fall, 2015. GPA 3.0 minimum. See application for more details. Apply by December 5.

Rhodes Math and Science Scholarship:  For students pursuing a course of study in math, science, physics, chemistry, genetics, natural resources or engineering. Completing minimum of 12 units in both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters and planning to transfer to a 4-year college in Fall, 2015. See application for more details. Apply by December 5.

 Help for applicants

For assistance with your scholarship application, stop by the Career & Transfer Center -- Sequoia Room 120 or the Instructional Technology Center (ITC) -- Tamarack Room 134 or contact the Foundation office via email at or call 588-5065.

Off-Campus Scholarship Opportunities

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  • Live Your Dream Award  -- Opportunities for women offered by local Soroptimist Clubs. Applications due November 15. Click for applications and information:  Sonora, Twain Harte and Oakdale. Click here for reference forms.

Closed for Fall 2014

Fall Hospitality Management Awards -- NOW CLOSED

    • Open to all Hospitality Management students currently enrolled in two or more hospitality coursesAwards paid in Fall semester

Osher Scholarships -- NOW CLOSED

    • 21 awards, up to $1,000 each
    • Open to continuing students who have completed 24 units at the time of application
    • Must show financial need and qualify for a Board of Governors (BOG) fee waiver
    • No GPA requirement
    • Awards paid in Fall and Spring semesters
    • Same online application works for all other scholarships