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Nationwide Campus Scholarships

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 undergraduate students unless specified.

For detailed information regarding terms and conditions of scholarships and renewal criteria, please review the "Scholarships, Awards, and Grants" section of the Nationwide catalog.

The following scholarships are available to students who attend a Columbia College campus that is not located in Columbia, Mo. Some scholarships available to students at any of the nationwide campuses, or locate your campus in the chart below for campus-specific scholarships.

Campus Scholarship Amount Criteria Application process Date of Award

All Nationwide campuses


(All Nationwide students are eligible)

Associate Degree
Transfer Grant
$375 ($75 per session) Eligibility for the Associate Transfer Grant includes the following criteria:

The Associate Degree must have been earned within the past twelve months and consist of 60 credit hours or its equivalent. The student must not have received the Associate degree from Columbia College. The student may not have completed additional college work since the award of the Associate degree. The student must have financial need. (For example, he or she must not be eligible for VA Benefits or for Tuition Assistance.)

The Associate Transfer Grant provides a reduction in tuition for each eligible student at a maximum of $12.50 per credit hour attempted.

This award is for five sessions only, for a maximum total award of $375.
To receive and remain eligible for the grant, the student must maintain satisfactory academic progress according to established institutional policy and must be continuously enrolled as a full-time student. Complete and submit an application for institutional aid.  

CCAA Lifelong Learning Grant (formerly Warranted Degree)

One free course Awarded to students who've completed the highest Columbia College undergraduate degree available at the time of graduation. For graduates of Christian Female College, this would be the associate degree and for graduates of Columbia College it is the bachelor's degree. Eligible students may enroll in one course, free of charge, if five years have elapsed since receiving their degree, they owe no fees, and they are not in default on federal loans. Students may enroll for credit or as auditors in courses being offered during the regularly scheduled semesters or sessions, provided space is available and course pre-requisites are met. Students are required to pay lab fees and for textbooks associated with the courses. Students are permitted to enroll in one free course in each subsequent five-year period but may not accumulate free courses. The CCAA Lifelong Learning Grant cannot be used for graduate-level courses or any online courses. The student must be admitted to Columbia College. (Apply for admission)
After they are admitted, they must complete and submit an application for institutional aid.
 
CCAA Scholars Program $1,000 Awarded to a full time, degree seeking student who has completed at least 24 Columbia College credit hours and has a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Complete and submit the CCAA Scholars Program scholarship application. The deadline for submission is March 14, 2014. Recipients will be selected in April 2014 and will be awarded for the 2014-15 academic year. Recipients will be selected in April 2014 and will be awarded for the 2014 – 2015 academic year.  
Coast Guard Spouse Grant 50% tuition grant for in-seat or online undergraduate courses. 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 Military Status Form). Renewable for maximum of three years after grant first used. Complete and submit a Coast Guard Spouse Grant Form. A new application must be completed each academic year. Online campus students must also submit the Military Status Form.  
Col. Charles E. McGee Scholarship $1000 Competitive Award available to a military veteran who is degree-seeking with a 2.5 GPA. Complete and submit a Col. McGee Scholarship Application along with essay and references. The application deadline is early in each calendar year for awards starting in August. The deadline for submission, eligibility requirements and the application can be found here. Award split between August, October, January and March sessions in academic year.
eScholarship $1,000

The eScholarship is a one-time award designed to reward outstanding achievement in online study at Columbia College. The award will be for the upcoming academic year to undergraduate students who, in addition to meeting the minimum criteria, demonstrate a history of academic excellence and personal growth as a result of taking online courses with Columbia College.  At the time of application, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Have successfully completed at least three online courses during the current academic year.
  • Have at least 21 hours of coursework with Columbia College (in-seat or online).  9 of the hours should have been taken   during the previous academic year.
  • Be a degree-seeking, undergraduate student working on 1st baccalaureate (bachelors) degree.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 with Columbia College.

Nationwide Campus students should contact your local campus for an eScholarship application.  Completed applications and short answer form must be returned to your local campus.

We accept applications April 1 to June 10.

 
Frank Westling Scholarship $750
  • Pursuing a degree.
  • Minimum Columbia College GPA of 3.0.
  • 15 hours of residency credit with Columbia College.
Selected by campus representatives, from their own students.  Complete the Westling scholarship applicationPDF document. Applications are due in early to mid-February.  
Military Family Member's Opportunity Grant Amount is tuition for one in-seat course. Award amount is tuition for one in-seat course. Awarded to family members (dependents) of military members currently serving on active duty or in the Guard and Reserves. Student must be seeking first undergraduate degree and be enrolled in first course at Columbia College. Student must also complete the Military Grant Application and Military Status Form before registering. Submit Military Grant Application and Military Status Form. Student must also show military identification card at campus for verification of status. First session of attendance at Columbia College; not awarded retroactively.
Military Spouse Tuition Grant 20% tuition discount for undergraduate in-seat classes 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. Submit a Military Spouse Tuition Grant Form. Student must also show military dependent identification card at campus for verification of status.  

Missouri State Teachers Association Grant

10% tuition discount for MSTA members

  • Student must be a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association.
  • Student must submit the MSTA Grant Application Form and a copy of their MSTA membership card annually in order to receive the MSTA Grant.

Complete and submit an Application form. Membership through the MO teachers association is required.

 
Senior Citizen Award 50% tuition reduction 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. Complete and submit an application for institutional aid.  
Spouse's Opportunity Grant Amount is tuition for one in-seat or one online course. Awarded to spouse of military members currently serving on active duty or in the Guard and Reserves. Student must be seeking first undergraduate degree and be enrolled in first course at Columbia College. Student must also complete Military Grant Application and Military Status Form before registering. Submit Military Grant Application and Military Status Form. Student must also show military identification card at campus for verification of status. First session of attendance at Columbia College; not awarded retroactively.
Two-in-Family Grant $75 per session Applies when two or more immediate family members (spouse, mother, father, daughter, son, brother or sister) are enrolled in six credit hours each. Renewable with good academic standing and continued full time enrollment for both family members. Complete and submit an application for institutional aid. A new application must be completed each year.  

Utah Peace Officer’s Grant

100% tuition grant for the first undergraduate course (in seat or online)taken at Columbia College for current UPOA members and their spouses

  • Available to current Utah Peace Officers Association members and their spouses.
  • Student must be admitted as a degree-seeking student to Columbia College.
  • Student must be taking first undergraduate course at Columbia College.

Complete and submit an Application form

 

Charleston, SC

NWS Charleston Scholarship $500
  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a Columbia College degree at NWS Charleston campus
  • Earned a 3.0 cumulative GPA with Columbia College
  • Submit a one-page essay of needs (financial or other) and goals (academic and/or career)
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply. Recipients selected by two faculty members.  

Coast Guard Island, CA

Coast Guard Island Scholarship Two $500 annually if available
  • 15 SH with Columbia College
  • Applicant with highest GPA
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by campus Director, one staff member and two senior faculty
 

Crystal Lake, IL

Ignacio Arias Memorial Scholarship Two $500 annually if available For enrollment at IL3
  • Registered student
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA with Columbia College
  • Student must have completed at least 12 semester hours with Columbia College
  • Good financial standing with Columbia College
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by the campus Director and two faculty members
June for following academic year

Denver, CO

Stephen Jamison Scholarship One $500 annually, if available
  • Full time, degree seeking student at CP2
  • (Online Campus enrollments do not count as full time)
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA while at Columbia College
  • Completed 84 SH by end of award session
  • Completed 45 SH w/Columbia College by end of award session
  • Involved in local community activities
  • Written statement of community service and current and future goals
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by the Assistant Director and three faculty members. In the case of a tie, the campus Director votes.
January
Edward Halloran Memorial Scholarship   Two $500 scholarships Presented to an Denver student.
  • Applicant must be a current degree seeking student of the Denver Campus (defined as a student that is currently enrolled in at least two courses at the Denver Campus). A student is not considered enrolled if they are currently only taking distance education course(s).
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher while a student at Columbia College.
  • Applicant must have completed 24 semester hours by the end of the session that the award is presented. Of the 24 semester hours, 18 must have been earned with Columbia College.
  • Applicant must be involved in local community activities and provide a statement relative to their involvement.
  • Applicant must provide a written statement of current and future goals.
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by the Assistant Director and three faculty members. In the case of a tie, the campus Director votes.
To be distributed in the XX/14 session during the academic year. Credited to the account of the student(s) as needed.

Elgin, IL

Elgin (Excellence In Education)  Scholarship One $500 annually if available
  • Full time student
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Good financial standing with Columbia College
  • A short essay on how scholarship will help
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by the campus Director and a staff member.
Awarded for Summer session; Application due by April 15.

Fort Drum, NY

No campus-specific scholarships. See above for list of scholarships available to students at all nationwide campuses.

Fort Leonard Wood, MO

 

 

Ft. Leonard Wood / Joshua Richards Honor Scholarship One $1000, and one $500 annually
  • 30 SH complete with Columbia College
  • 3.2 GPA
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by the campus Director, one faculty member and the Student Senate President.
October and March sessions
Bobby D. VanStavern, Jr. Honor Scholarship  
  • Financial Need
  • 30 SH with FLW campus
  • Cumulative 3.2 GPA
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by a committee consisting of the FLW campus Director, FLW Student Senate officers, two FLW faculty and FLW Alumni Officers.
June for following academic year
Bobby D. VanStavern, Lebanon High School Memorial  Scholarship  
  • Lebanon HS Graduate entering Columbia College as a freshman
  • Committed to Business Degree with expressed interest in Accounting major
  • Attend Ft. Wood or Lake Ozark Campus
  • 400-500 word essay
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by committee proposed by the campus and approved by AHE
 

Fort Sill, OK

No campus-specific scholarships. See above for list of scholarships available to students at all nationwide campuses.

Fort Stewart, GA

Ft. Stewart Scholarship One $1000 scholarship awarded annually
  • Degree seeking at Ft. Stewart
  • Enrolled full time in session awarded
  • Completed residency, 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • 250-500 word goal (academic/career) statement
  • Staff and faculty not eligible
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by the Director and four faculty (one from each degree offered)
 

Fort Worth, TX

William Worth Scholarship $500 every six months Available for military students and their dependents.
  • Submit a 250 word (or more) essay on "What Patriotism Means to Me".
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0, minimum credit of 18 hours with CC (12 credits at the Ft. Worth Site)
  • Have a current military ID or dependent card.
One award per family.
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by a Scholarship Committee. Applications can be picked up at the office during the day or from the building monitor in the evenings.
 

Freeport, IL

Freeport Scholarship Two $500 annually if available
  • Completed 12 SH with Columbia College
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Degree seeking
  • Good financial standing with Columbia College
  • Demonstrated financial need
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by the campus Director, two faculty members and one member HCC Foundation board
Every March and October session

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

No campus-specific scholarships. See above for list of scholarships available to students at all nationwide campuses.

Hancock Field, NY

Hancock Field Scholarship Two $500 annually if available
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Completed 12 SH at Columbia College
  • Non traditional students
  • Enrolled at NY1 at time of award
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by alumni, students, staff (appointed by Director)
 
174th TFW Grant        
New York Law Enforcement Grant 25% of Tuition
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Employees in central New York area
  • Applies to undergraduate degrees only
   

Hunter Army Airfield, GA

Hunter Army Airfield Scholarship Two $250 scholarships awarded annually
  • Degree seeking at HAAF
  • Enrolled full time in session awarded
  • Completed residency
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Essay on needs & goals
  • Staff & faculty not eligible
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by the Director and two faculty (one from each degree offered)
 

Jacksonville (NAS), FL

Wallace T. (Tabe) Lovin Scholarship Two $500 annually
  • Student or applicant at Jacksonville campus
  • Academic potential & financial need
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by the Director and four faculty members
 

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville Metro Scholarship

One $500 scholarships awarded annually

 

 

  • Degree-seeking student at Jacksonville Metro campus
  • Enrolled full time in session
  • Completed residency
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA

Essay on needs & goals

Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.

Selected by the Director and faculty.

 

Jefferson City, MO

Jefferson City Scholarship $500
  • Non traditional student
  • Completed 60 SH
  • Minimum 12 SH with Columbia College
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Enrolled at JEF at time of award
  • Submit a 400 -500 word essay justifying selection
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by director and a faculty committee
Awarded in May for the following academic year
Jefferson City Scholarship $500
  • At least 24 hours with Columbia College
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Submit 400 – 500 word essay justifying selection and demonstrate financial need
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by director and a faculty committee
Awarded in May for the following academic year

Kansas City, MO

Columbia College Kansas City Scholarship Two $500 annually, for tuition only
  • Show financial need
  • Completed 12 SH at Kansas City campus
  • 3.0 GPA
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by campus Director and two faculty members.
August session annually

Lake County/Great Lakes, IL

Lake County Honors Scholarship $750 towards an in-house course Minimum 24 hours with Columbia College; 3.75 cumulative GPA; priority to GPA, then hours Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by campus director according to rank.
Awarded to two students in the Winter Session
Lake County Campus Scholarship $750 towards an in-house course Essay based; GPA is a consideration for students with 15 hours or more Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by Lake County Scholarship Committee
Awarded to three students in the Spring Session

Lake of the Ozarks, MO

Phil Davis Scholarship Two $500 annually
  • Enrolled at Lake Ozark campus
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Completed 80 SH by end of award session
  • Completed 40 SH with Columbia College
  • Demonstrated leadership in campus or comm.
  • Supported or assisted fellow students
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by Lake Campus staff
Awarded in May for the following academic year.

Lemoore, CA

NAS Lemoore Scholarship Two $500 annually if available
  • Degree seeking
  • Enrolled full time
  • Have completed 15 hours of residency
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Financial need
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by campus director and faculty committee with a representative from each degree program
Every May to coincide with graduation

Los Alamitos, CA

C. John Keith Scholarship One $300 annually
  • Current Student
  • 36 SH with CC
  • Cumulative 3.25 GPA
  • Outstanding Citizenship
  • Apply or be nominated by Faculty or Director
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
  • Students apply or are nominated
  • Faculty members review applicants and nominate up to 3 in rank order
  • Director selects person who ranks highest
 

Marysville, WA

Harry Carter Memorial Scholarship Two or more $150 scholarships per session for books
  • Academic Scholarship and Financial Need
  • Full time student in good academic standing at Marysville campus.
  • One scholarship reserved for Active Duty military and one for civilian (or retiree)
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by campus Director and a committee of recurring faculty
Every session (if funds are available)

Moberly, MO

Moberly Area Community College (MACC) Transfer Scholarship Two $800 annually if available: to a new student in fall, and to a returning student in spring
  • 12 hours with Columbia College at MACC
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Degree seeking with Columbia College, MACC
  • Earned an Associates degree from MACC
  • Active members of Phi Theta Kappa will be given priority consideration.
We only offer one scholarship per year. It is offered in the Spring only (at the same time as the Westling Scholarship).
Complete and submit the MACC transfer scholarship applicationPDF document.
Selection is by the Director, the Moberly staff, and one Moberly faculty.
New students: Fall

Returning students: Spring

Orlando, FL

Orlando Scholarship Two $500 annually if available Orlando campus student Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by a committee of 5-7 members made up of:
Director, Assistant Director, Academic Advisor, Faculty members
 

Patrick AFB, FL

Patrick Air Force Base Scholarship Two $250 scholarships awarded annually
  • Degree seeking at PAFB
  • Enrolled full time in session awarded
  • Completed residency
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Essay on needs & goals
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by the Director and four faculty (one from each degree offered)
 

Redstone Arsenal, AL

Dr. William H. Resha Scholarship Two $500 annually if available
  • Enrolled at Redstone Arsenal
  • 15 hours residency with Columbia College
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA. 
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by campus Director and two senior faculty
 

Rolla, MO

Rolla Faculty Memorial Scholarship Endowed – 2 annually, amount determined by funds available
  • Rolla campus student
  • Seeking degree with Columbia College
  • 3.2 GPA
  • Completed 24 SH with Columbia College
  • 500-700 word essay on acad achv & comm. sv
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by five faculty members who are chosen by Director.
August and January sessions
Frieda Hawks Academic Excellence Scholarship Endowed – 2 annually, amount determined by funds available
  • Degree seeking at Rolla
  • Enrolled full-time for the session in which received
  • Completed 12 residency hours
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by two non-student officers of Alumni association, two Rolla faculty members and the campus Director (votes only to break tie).
 

Salt Lake, UT

Salt Lake Scholarship $500
  • Fully employed UT1 student
  • Completed 15 credit hours with Columbia College
  • No more than 60 credit hours with Columbia College
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Proof of employment
  • Selected by GPA & most hours attended
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply. To be distributed during the academic year
Ron and Micki Stallworth Scholarship $500
  • AHE or online student currently pursuing a baccalaureate in Criminal Justice and completion of 12 credit hours
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Submittal of a 1 - 2 page essay expressing career goals and need. (please attach)
Complete and submit the application. To be distributed during the academic year

San Luis Obispo (Cuesta), CA

San Luis Obispo Scholarship Two $500 annually if available
  • Degree seeking
  • Enrolled full time
  • Have completed 15 hours of residency
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Financial need
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by campus director and faculty committee with a representative from each degree program
Every May to coincide with graduation

Springfield, MO

Jack Smith Law Enforcement Scholarship $250 annually
  • Junior standing
  • Applicant must be seeking a degree in Criminal Justice
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Attend the local campus either in class or online
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply. Spring
Springfield Scholarship $800 annually
  • Must be a full-time student and enrolled at Columbia College - Springfield at the time the award is granted
  • Must have completed at least 30 semester hours of college credit with at least 12 hours taken at Columbia College
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by the campus Director, Academic Advisor and Financial aid Advisor.
Spring

St. Louis, MO

Dr. Charles W. Kullmann Scholarship Two $500 annually
  • Volunteerism through public/community service
  • 250 word essay on volunteerism
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Documentation of volunteer work
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected Director, Dr. Kullmann, one faculty member, one MO9 full time employee (Assistant Director or Academic Advisor)
January and July

Whidbey Island, WA

Whidbey Island Scholarship One $500 scholarship offered annually Awarded on merit to include:
  • Academic Scholarship
  • GPA 3.0 or better
  • Degree seeking at WA6
  • Completed a minimum of 12 Columbia College credits; must be registered as a WA6 student.
Please contact your local campus for information regarding how to apply.
Selected by campus staff
Awarded for August session or full time session in the AY