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Columbia College Scholarships and Awards

The Columbia College Foundation works with dozens of community donors to offer scholarships and awards to Columbia College students. Scholarships and award opportunities are available for students in all fields of study. GPA and other selection criteria vary. With our online scholarship application, students can apply for more than 80 opportunities with one online application. Use your student email to log in and check the website often for updates and new opportunities. Watch for 2015 award announcements in early April.


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Jordan Reyes Columbia Fire Academy Scholarship. Apply byTUESDAY, March 31, 2015. Click here to apply. Open to spring semester Columbia College Fire Academy students who are Tuolumne County residents. Preference given to Sonora High School graduates. Complete (or update) the general application, then click on the Jordan Reyes scholarship and answer additional questions.

NOW CLOSED: Columbia College Music Scholarships: Various. Apply by Thursday, March 12, 2015. Audition required on campus March 19, 2015. Complete (or update) the general application by Thursday, March 12. You will be contacted with audition details. Opportunities: Roberta Hughes Memorial Scholarship, Ben Vogel Memorial Scholarship, Omega Nu:Gloria Vilas Memorial Scholarship, John and Millie Wise Memorial Scholarship and Cornelius Bumpus Jazz Awards.

NOW CLOSED: Aaron Plowman Memorial Scholarship for Literature. Apply by Friday, March 20, 2015.  Complete (or update) the general application, then click on the Aaron Plowman scholarship and answer two additional questions.This scholarship honors the memory of Aaron Plowman, a former Columbia College student, gifted writer and avid adventurer. It is the intent of this scholarship to assist a deserving student with the cost of enrollment in the Columbia College English course "Shakespeare Live," which includes a one-week trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, from May 4-May 9. Open to all Columbia College students students, must have 2.5 GPA and must enroll in English 125: Shakespeare Live if awarded.  

 Help for applicants

For assistance with your scholarship application, stop by the Career & Transfer Center -- Sequoia Room 109 or the Instructional Technology Center (ITC) -- Tamarack Room 134 or contact the Foundation office via email at or call 588-5055.

Off-Campus Scholarship Opportunities