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Scholarship Renewal Criteria

Academic scholarships for students who are admitted for the Fall semester are renewed after the Spring semester only. Many awards require an average of 27 semester hours earned per academic year at Columbia College to maintain satisfactory progress for scholarship purposes. Renewal of the capstone, cornerstone and keystone scholarships requires 27 semester hours per year at Columbia College with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 - 3.6, depending on the individual scholarship.

If a student has not earned the minimum credit hours required of the scholarship during the two semesters, summer courses may be taken at any Columbia College campus to achieve the required total. Hours transferred in through outside testing such as CLEP will not count toward scholarship eligibility or renewal. Please let me know if you have questions.

Students enrolling in summer courses in order to meet renewal requirements must inform the Enrollment Service Center Office of the need to check their academic record in early August to determine if the renewal requirements have been met.

Awards may also be made for students who are admitted at the Spring semester. Students who are admitted at the spring semester will be reviewed for renewal in January of the following year.

This is a general reference guide only. For detailed information regarding terms and conditions of scholarships and renewal criteria, please review the "Scholarships, Awards, and Grants" section of your academic catalog.


Scholarship Renewal Details
A+ Program Grant Renewable for 3 years with good academic standing.
A+ Program Grant (transfer) Renewable with good academic standing. The A+ Program Grant is renewable for 3 years for students with 23 or fewer transferable credit hours; 2 years for students with 24 or more transferable credit hours.
A+ Scholarship Renewable for one year with a 3.0 cumulative GPA with 27 Columbia College hours earned per academic year.
Academic Achievement AwardRenewable for one additional year with a 2.5 Columbia College cumulative GPA.
Academic Achievement Scholarship Renewable for three additional years with a 2.5 Columbia College cumulative GPA
Academic Promise Renewable for three additional years with a 2.5 Columbia College cumulative GPA.
Alumni Legacy Grant Renewable for three additional years with good academic standing.
Alumni Legacy Scholarship (new freshman) Renewable for three additional years with a 3.3 Columbia College cumulative GPA with 27 semester hours earned per academic year.
Alumni Legacy Scholarship (transfer) Renewable for one additional year with a 3.3 Columbia College cumulative GPA with 27 semester hours earned per academic year.
Alumni Referral Grant Renewable for up to three additional years with good academic standing and full time status.
Associate Degree Transfer Grant Renewable for one year with good academic standing and full time enrollment.
Boone County Endowed Award Renewable with a 2.5 Columbia College cumulative GPA.
Canadian Tuition Grant Renewable with a 2.5 Columbia College GPA and 27 hours earned per academic year.
Capstone Scholarship Renewable with a 3.6 Columbia College cumulative GPA and 27 credit hours earned per academic year.
Capstone Scholarship (transfer) Renewable with a 3.6 Columbia College cumulative GPA and 27 credit hours earned per academic year. The Capstone is renewable for 3 years for students with 23 or fewer transferable credit hours and 3.6 Columbia College cumulative GPA; 2 years for students with 24 or more transferable credit hours.
Cornerstone Scholarship Renewable with a 3.2 Columbia College cumulative GPA and 27 credit hours earned per academic year.
Cornerstone Scholarship (transfer) Renewable with a 3.2 Columbia College cumulative GPA and 27 credit hours earned per academic year. The Cornerstone is renewable for 3 years for students with 23 or fewer transferable credit hours; 2 years for students with 24 or more transferable credit hours.
Columbia College Scholarship Renewable for three additional years with a 3.6 Columbia College cumulative GPA with 30 semester hours earned per academic year.
Community College Scholarship Renewable for one year with a 3.2 Columbia College cumulative GPA with 27 semester hours earned per academic year.
Cornerstone Renewable for three years with a 3.2 cumulative GPA and 27 Columbia College semester hours earned per academic year.
Disciples of Christ Pastoral Award Renewable for three additional years with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Disciples of Christ Schiffman Supplementary Award Renewable for three additional years with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Endowed & Heritage Awards Renewable availability and criteria varies based on scholarship.
ESL Tuition grant Not renewable.
IB Diploma Scholarship Renewable with a 3.2 Columbia College cumulative GPA and 27 Columbia College hours earned annually.
International Award (freshman) Renewable with a 3.0 Columbia College GPA and 27 hours earned per academic year.
International Award (transfer student) Renewable for one year with a 3.0 Columbia College GPA and 27 hours earned per academic year
International Excellence Award Renewable with a 3.4 Columbia College cumulative grade point average and 27 semester hours earned annually.
Keystone Renewable with a 3.4 Columbia College cumulative GPA and 27 credit hours earned per academic year.
Keystone (transfer) Renewable with a 3.4 Columbia College cumulative GPA and 27 credit hours earned per academic year. The Keystone is renewable for 3 years for students with 23 or fewer transferable credit hours; 2 years for students with 24 or more transferable credit hours.
Leadership Award Renewable for three additional years with participation in leadership development activities, including involvement in a minimum of two campus organizations.
Midwest student exchange Renewable for three additional years with good academic standing.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Renewable for one year with a 3.4 cumulative Columbia College GPA with 27 semester hours earned per academic year.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Scholarship Renewable for one year with a 3.6 cumulative Columbia College GPA with 30 semester hours earned per academic year.
Presidential Scholarship Renewable for three additional years with a 3.6 Columbia College cumulative GPA with 30 semester hours earned per academic year and campus involvement.
ROTC Renewable with institutional aid applicationand documentation of participation in ROTC from University of Missouri-Columbia ROTC office.
Silver Citizen Discount Renewable by completing application for institutional aid and submitting to the Financial Aid Office.
Talent Award Renewable through program directors.
Trustee Renewable for three additional years with a 2.5 Columbia College cumulative GPA and 27 semester hours earned per academic year
Two-in-Family Grant Renewable with good academic standing and continued full time enrollment for both family members. Renewal requires institutional aid application submitted to Financial Aid Office.
Valedictorian/Salutatorian Award Not renewable.
Veteran's Grant Not renewable.