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 Columbia College Scholarships and Awards

2023-2024 Scholarship Applications will OPEN in September 2023

One online application for more than 150 cash 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 for more information, application tips and more. 

General Scholarships -- 2022-2023 application is now CLOSED - check your student e-mail for updates

  • Opportunities for all Columbia College students, in all fields of study, GPA requirements vary
  • Check the website often for new scholarship listings
  • Most awards paid at the end of the Spring semester
  • Including  CCC Finish Line  (see below)

Additional awards for Fire, Culinary/Hospitality and Music students

CCC Finish Line Scholarship now at Columbia!

The  CCC Finish Line Scholarship is a significant opportunity to help Columbia College students who are at least halfway to their educational goal at Columbia and can complete their desired certificate(s) and degree(s) if they attend fulltime over the next one or two semesters. The Columbia College Foundation is offering 20 awards of $2,500 per semester , in partnership with the California Community College Finish Line Scholars program.

Selected CCC Finish Line Scholars must enroll fulltime (or equivalent) and will be asked to participate in a peer support group that will provide additional resources and career support while providing feedback to the scholarship team for future awards. Requirements: Cumulative GPA of 2.5, qualify for California Promise Grant fee waiver, at least halfway to desired goal of a certificate and/or associate degree, enroll fulltime (or equivalent) during period of support. Financial need will be considered.

  Questions? Call the Columbia College Foundation at (209) 588-5065

Help for applicants:

For hands-on assistance with your CC Foudnation Scholarship Application:

  • Welcome Desk (Student Ambassadors)- Upper Manzanita Lobby
  • Career & Transfer Center staff- Upper Manzanita
  • Academic Achievement Center - Upper Tamarack
  • For additional information, contact the Foundation office via email at ccfscholarships@yosemite.edu or call (209) 588-5065.

Off-Campus Scholarship Opportunities

The Columbia College Foundation Scholarship Office provides the information listed as a courtesy. We do not promote, validate, or maintain the websites for Outside Non-Columbia College Foundation Scholarship opportunities.                      

Off-Campus Scholarship Opportunities:

Hospitality Scholarship -- Opportunites for students studying Hosipitality, Tourism, or Culinary Arts.  Closed for 2023 Hospitality Scholarship Application

HBCU Scholarship -- Opportunities for students who plan to study communications at an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).  Application deadline is Closed for 2023 - HBCU Scholarship Application

Scholarships for Women: http://oedb.org/scholarships/women/ 

Grants for Single Moms: http://oedb.org/single-mother-grant/

Central Sierra Audubon Scholarships -- Opportunities for students in natural resources.  Closes March 24, 2023

Tuolumne County Women's Network -- Opportunities for women. 

Live Your Dream Award -- Opportunities for women (head of household) offered by local Soroptimist Clubs. Calaveras County residents please contact Debbie Morris at 209-890-3178 for more information. Tuolumne County residents contact Gloria Winton for information at 209-743-5762, gjwinton@aol.com. Application opened August 1, 2023 to November 15, 2023

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative -- $6,000 scholarship to recognize service to the LGBT+ community. For graduating high school and community college students in northern and central California. Closed for 2023

Hope for Healing Scholarship -- $5,000 scholarship for students students who have been accepted to a four-year institution with a planned course of study in the area of of mental and behavioral health or psychiatric nursing as demonstrated by a major or minor course of study. This is a continuously running scholarship, the next group of winners will be announced on March 23, 2023. Awards paid by May 1, 2023.

Narcotics.com Fall 2023 College Scholarship - $1,750 in College Scholarships to be awarded.  Deadline for submission is August 1, 2023 Apply at www.narcotics.com/scholarship/

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