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Day Campus: Scholarships for New Transfer Students

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. This scholarship criteria is 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 students who have just transferred to Columbia College and attend traditional day classes in Columbia, Mo.

Automatic Scholarships

Scholarship Requirements Amount(s) Renewable?
A+ Program Grant Awarded to new transfer students who have completed the Missouri A+ Program Up to $2,500
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% discount
Alumni Legacy Scholarship (transfer) Awarded to transfer students who have a 3.3 cumulative GPA and are children of alumni who received an associate, bachelor's or master's degree at Columbia College. 20% discount
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
Associate Degree Transfer Grant Students who transfer directly to Columbia College with an associate degree are eligible. Phi Theta Kappa, Cornerstone, Keystone, and Capstone scholarship recipients are not eligible for the grant. $1000
Capstone Awarded to students with a 3.6 transfer GPA and 24 or more transferable credit hours; or students with a 3.6 transfer GPA and 3.6 high school GPA with 7 to 23 transferable credit hours. 60% of tuition
Cornerstone Awarded to students with a 3.2 transfer GPA and 24 or more transferable credit hours; or students with a 3.2 transfer GPA and 3.2 high school GPA with 7 to 23 transferable credit hours. 25% of tuition
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
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
Keystone Awarded to students with a 3.4 transfer GPA and 24 or more transferable credit hours; or students with a 3.4 transfer GPA and 3.4 high school GPA with 7 to 23 transferable credit hours. 50% of tuition
Midwest student exchange Awarded to students whose permanent address is from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Wisconsin. 10% discount

Missouri State Teachers Association Grant

  • 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.

10% tuition discount for MSTA members

Yes, must re-apply each academic year
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Phi Theta Kappa members transferring from a community/junior college with a minimum 3.6 cumulative college GPA and an Associate in Arts degree, Associate in Science degree or 60 transferable hours are eligible for this automatic award. $500
ROTC Only ROTC Scholarship recipients are eligible. Contact the Admissions Office for more information Room
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
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
Veteran's Grant Available to former U.S. military personnel $200 per 6 month active service with maximum of $800.
no

Competitive Awards

Scholarship Requirements Amount(s) Renewable?
Endowed & Heritage 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. Amount varies
Lois J. Erdman Award Awarded to 2 female Business majors, of junior or senior status, who show promise of academic success as well as financial need. The award recipients shall have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Preference will be given to students exemplifying entrepreneurial talent or spirit. The recipients will be chosen by Business Department faculty from a pool of qualified applicants supplied by the Office of Academic Affairs. Half tuition No
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Scholarship Awarded to one Phi Theta Kappa member. Transfers from community/junior college with a minimum 3.6 cumulative college GPA and an associate in arts degree, associate in science degree or at least 60 transferable hours are eligible to compete. Full tuition
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