Columbia College Scholarships and Awards
2023-2024 Scholarship Applications are NOW OPEN
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.
Additional awards for Fire, Child Development, Culinary/Hospitality and Music majors
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:
- Application Workshops -- Via Zoom: Recording available HERE.
- Schedule an appointment with a tutor through the AAC-Academic Achievement Center
- New Users Guide
- Application Tip Sheet and Instructions
- Personal Statement (Essay) Tips
- Writing a Personal Essay
- Essay Tips
- Browse Columbia College Foundation online scholarship opportunities here
For hands-on assistance with your CC Foundation Scholarship Application:
- Welcome Desk (Student Ambassadors) - Upper Manzanita Lobby - (209) 588-2194
- Career & Transfer Center staff - Upper Manzanita - (209) 588-5273
- Academic Achievement Center - Upper Tamarack - (209) 588-5088
- For additional information, contact the Foundation office via email at email@example.com 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:
HBCU Scholarship -- Opportunities for students who plan to study communications at an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). 2024 application is NOW OPEN for students pursuing a communications degree - HBCU Scholarship Application
Scholarships for Women: http://oedb.org/scholarships/women/
Grants for Single Moms: http://oedb.org/single-mother-grant/
CalWORKS Student Voices - Share your inspiring story for a chance to earn a $1,000 scholarship. Deadline to apply December 15, 2023 https://tinyurl.com/calworkssv2024
Central Sierra Audubon Scholarships -- Opportunities for students in natural resources.
Closed for 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. Contact Gloria Winton for information at 209-743-5762, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply is
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. 2024 application is NOW OPEN.
Narcotics.com Fall 2023 College Scholarship - $1,750 in College Scholarships to be awarded. Spring 2024 application is NOW OPEN Apply at www.narcotics.com/scholarship/