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Scholarship Day

Compete for  scholarships

Scholarship Day is an interview competition for new students to compete for funding to help pay for college. Columbia College awards a variety of scholarships each year. Winners will be announced in December. 

The competition will take place virtually this year. Throughout the day, faculty, staff and students are available to answer any questions you may have. We'll also provide information about degree programs, student organizations, residential life and community activities. We welcome and encourage parents to attend Scholarship Day, which will include parent sessions throughout the day.

Upcoming event dates:

  • No events are currently scheduled.

Who is eligible to participate?

New freshmen students are eligible to compete if they have been applied & been admitted to the Columbia College traditional Day program. Additionally, applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Required application materials

If you are interested in attending Scholarship Day, you must be admitted. Additionally, all materials listed below must be submitted no later than November 20, 2020 to be eligible. Once all documents are turned in, the student will receive their interview time. This includes:

  • Resume of high school, community and leadership activities
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A 300-500 personal statement 

Event schedule

In the morning, students will be greeted by campus officials and student ambassadors during the virtual Welcome. Students will then begin the interview competitions, while parents learn more about campus resources available to students. Columbia College representatives conduct interviews with each student individually. Admissions staff and student ambassadors will be on hand to answer questions throughout the event.


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