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Day Campus: Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

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. Find your catalog on the Registrar Web site. Institutional scholarships listed apply to tuition only; combinations of scholarships and external assistance cannot exceed tuition or apply to other charges unless otherwise specified. Scholarships below are only available to full-time undergraduate Day Campus students unless otherwise specified. Scholarship criteria are reviewed annually for changes; contact your admissions counselor to determine if there are any proposed changes for the upcoming year.

The following scholarships are available to freshmen who attend traditional day classes in Columbia, Mo.

Scholarship Requirements Amount(s) Renewable?
 

Automatic Scholarships

A+ Program Grant Awarded to new freshman who have completed the Missouri A+ program Up to $2,500 Yes
Alumni Legacy Grant Awarded to new students who are children of alumni who received an associate, bachelor's or master's degree at Columbia College. 15% tuition discount; 10% tuition discount for grandchildren of alumni Yes
Alumni Legacy Scholarship Awarded to new freshmen who have a minimum 26 ACT or SAT equivalent and either a 3.5 cumulative GPA or GED equivalent who are children of alumni who received an associate, bachelor's or master's degree at Columbia College. 20% tuition discount; 15% tuition discount for grandchildren of alumni Yes
Alumni Referral Grant Awarded to new freshman or transfer students who are formally referred to the Day Campus by a Columbia College alumnus. Alumni Legacy Grant or Alumni Legacy Scholarship recipients are not eligible. $500 Yes
Capstone Awarded to new freshman who have a minimum 28 ACT or SAT equivalent and either 3.6 cumulative GPA or GED equivalent. 60% of tuition Yes
Coast Guard Spouse Grant The overall award maximum is limited to $4,000. To be eligible, the student must be the spouse of an active duty Coast Guard military member, degree seeking in an associate degree program (excluding the Associate of General Studies degree program) and fully admitted to Columbia College. The discount does not apply to students whose tuition is covered under other tuition assistance programs. This grant cannot be used in conjunction with any other Columbia College tuition discounts or grants. Student must submit the grant application before registering and show military dependent identification card to campus for verification (online students may submit the Military Status Form). Renewable for maximum of three years after grant first used. 50% tuition grant for in-seat Yes, must reapply each year
Cornerstone Awarded to new freshman with a minimum of 24 ACT or SAT equivalent and either a 3.2 cumulative GPA or GED equivalent. 25% of tuition Yes
Disciples of Christ Pastoral Award Awarded to Disciples of Christ members who are nominated by their minister and who are first-time Columbia College students. $1000 Yes
Disciples of Christ Schiffman Supplementary Award Awarded to recipients of the Disciples of Christ Pastoral Award. Requires minister's letter of endorsement. No limit per congregation. $1000 Yes
IB Diploma Scholarship Awarded to new freshman who have completed a recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program with satisfactory marks. Satisfactory marks are defined as those greater than or equal to scores that will transfer in as Columbia College credit. Up to $4,000 Yes
Keystone Awarded to new freshman with a minimum of 26 ACT or SAT equivalent and either a 3.4 cumulative GPA or GED equivalent. 50% of tuition Yes
Midwest student exchange Awarded to students whose permanent address is from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Wisconsin. 10% discount Yes
Military Spouse Tuition Grant To be eligible the student must be the spouse of an military members currently serving on active duty or of members of the Guard and Reserves. The discount does not apply to online coursework, nor does it apply to students whose tuition is covered under tuition assistance programs other than the MyCAA program. This grant cannot be used in conjunction with the two-in-family grant. Student must submit the grant application before registering and show military dependent identification card to campus for verification. 20% tuition discount for undergraduate in seat courses A new Military Spouse Tuition Grant form must be completed each academic year.
ROTC ROTC scholarship recipients are eligible for 100% of room charges. Ten awards are available each year. Submit the ROTC scholarship award letter with the Columbia College Financial Assistance Application to the Registration and Financial Services Office. ROTC students at Columbia College participate in conjunction with the University of Missouri-Columbia. Room Yes
Silver Citizen Discount Awarded to students 65 years of age or older. Students are required to pay all other charges in connection with enrollment, coursework and graduation. Not available for online classes or graduate classes. New application must be completed each academic year. 50% tuition reduction Yes
Two-in-Family Grant Awarded to full-time students with an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, spouse) enrolled full-time at Columbia College. $500 Yes
Valedictorian/Salutatorian Award Awarded to new freshman ranked first or second in their high school graduating class. $1000 No
Veteran's Grant Available to former U.S. military personnel $200 per 6 month active service with maximum of $800. No
 

Competitive Scholarships

Boone County Endowed Award Recipients must be Boone County residents who can demonstrate involvement in community service. Students also must have a 3.1 cumulative GPA or GED equivalent and 22 ACT or SAT equivalent. Up to $1000 Yes
Columbia College Scholarship Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a 26 ACT or SAT equivalent. Recipients are selected from Scholarship Days. To be eligible must also demonstrate school/community leadership.
Attend our Scholarship Day to compete for one of 10 prestigious awards, including the Columbia College Scholarship. Learn more about Scholarship Day.
Full tuition, room and board Yes
Endowed Awards Variable awards for new students who show promise of academic success. Awards include: Mary Green Lozier Award, Dillingham Family Scholarship, Lois Singletary Scholarship and others. Students must submit a resume to the Admissions office to be considered for endowed aid. Amounts vary Varies based on scholarship
Leadership Award Demonstration of leadership in high school and/or community activities up to $1500 Yes
Presidential Scholarship Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a 26 ACT or SAT equivalent. Recipients are selected from Scholarship Days. To be eligible must also demonstrate school/community leadership.
Attend our Scholarship Day to compete for one of 10 prestigious awards, including the Columbia College Scholarship. Learn more about Scholarship Day.
Full tuition Yes
Talent Award Awards in art, music, and athletics. Program directors determine allocation of funds and additional information is required. Contact the Admissions Office for more information Amount varies Yes