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 Columbia College Scholarships and Awards

New Cycle NOW OPEN 

Fall 2021 Cycle:   Oct. 15 deadline. CLOSED

Spring 2022 Cycle (General Scholarships): Apply by February 4


Scholarship Application: CLICK HERE 

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.  And join one of our application workshops via zoom with the TRIO program.

Please click here for a downloadable PDF:  Go For It Flyer

Zoom Scholarship Application Workshops:
          Tuesday September 21 2:00-3:00pm        
          Monday September 27 4:30-5:30pm
          Friday October 1 10:00-11:00am

Fall 2021 Cycle -- CLOSED

Osher Scholarships: Apply by Friday, October 15 CLOSED
  • 20 awards up to $1,200 each
  • Open to continuing students who have completed 24 degree-applicable units and qualify for a California Promise fee waiver
  • No GPA requirement 
  • Paid in fall and spring semesters
  • Same online application works for all other scholarships 
Hospitality Management Continuing Student Grants -- Apply by Friday, October 15 CLOSED
Roberta Hughes Music Scholarships  -- Apply by Friday, October 15 (requires audition) CLOSED
Jordan Reyes Memorial Scholarship (Fall 2021 Fire Academy) -- Apply by Tuesday, November 23


Spring 2022 Cycle 

General Scholarships -- Apply by Friday, February 4

  • 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 in Spring 2022
  • Including  CCC Finish Line  (see below)

Additional awards for Fire, Culinary/Hospitality and Music students -- check for updates


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 assistance with your scholarship application, stop by the Career & Transfer Center - Upper Manzanita or the Academic Achievement Center - Upper Tamarack. For additional information, contact the Foundation office via email at ccfscholarships@yosemite.edu or call 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 Scholarships Options:

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.  Closed for 2021

Tuolumne County Women's Network -- Opportunities for women  Application deadline October 1, 2021

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 deadline November 15, 2021

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. The current cycle application deadline has passed.

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 14, 2022. Awards paid by May 1, 2022.

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