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Online 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.

Below is a list of scholarships available to students taking online web-based classes.

Scholarship Amount Criteria Application process
Associate Degree
Transfer Grant
$375 ($75 per session) Students who transfer directly to Columbia College from a community college after earning an associate degree are eligible for a $375 grant. The grant is renewable for one year with satisfactory academic standing. 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 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. Please see the CCAA Scholars Program page for more information and scholarship deadlines.
Coast Guard Spouse Grant 50% tuition grant for in-seat or online undergraduate courses.
  • Student will receive a 50% tuition grant at Columbia College.
  • Available to spouses of active duty Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve members with a pay grade of E1-E5, CW02, and 01-02.
  • Student must be in an associate degree program (excluding the Associate of General Studies degree program). Students who first used grant in October 2011 or prior to October 2011 may be degree seeking in a bachelor degree program.
  • Maximum lifetime amount is limited to $4,000; cap of $2,000 per academic year.
  • Renewable for maximum of three years after grant first used. Students who first used grant in October 2011 or prior to October 2011 cannot use grant beyond December 31, 2015.
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 $2,000

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). 
  • Be a degree-seeking, undergraduate student working on 1st baccalaureate (bachelors) degree.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 with Columbia College.

The application process is complete for 2016.

Frank Westling Scholarship $750
  • Enrolled at Nationwide campus at time of award
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Met residency requirements for degree sought
Selected by representatives from Nationwide campuses, from their own students. Westling scholarship application

Applications are due February 5th.
Missouri Association of Community Action (MACA) Grant 10% tuition discount  
  • Student must be a MACA agency individual member.
  • Student must submit the MACA Grant Application form and a copy of their MACA membership card annually in order to receive the MACA Grant.  Proof of eligibility can also be determined by having a MACA representative send an email (with the subject line MACA Grant Eligibility) to confirming active membership.
Complete and submit application form

Missouri State Teachers Association Grant

10% tuition discount for MSTA members

  • Student must have a paid membership to the Missouri State Teachers Association. Student MSTA memberships will not be accepted.
  • Student must submit the MSTA Grant Application Form and a copy of their MSTA membership card annually in order to receive the MSTA Grant.
  • The MSTA Grant can be applied to in-seat or online graduate coursework and is not available for post-baccalaureate or undergraduate coursework.

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

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.
Two-in-Family Grant $75 per session

Awarded to full-time students with an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, spouse) enrolled full-time at Columbia College.

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



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