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1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216 U.S.A.

Alan Harris Missouri Veterans' Assistance Scholarship

Scholarship information

Established in 2017, the Alan Harris Missouri Veterans' Assistance Scholarship is an annual scholarship assisting military personnel and their family members by furthering access to educational resources via a supportive learning environment. 


  • A full-time undergraduate student with junior standing or higher. 
  • First preference is given to students attending the campus in Columbia, Missouri, either taking classes during the day or evening. Second preference will be for students attending any other Columbia College venue within the State of Missouri. 
  • Preference will be given to students who are currently serving in, or are honorably discharged service members of, the United States armed forces. 


  • Submit a fully completed and signed application form. 
  • If a veteran, please submit a copy of DD214 with honorable discharge status. 
  • If currently serving, submit a statement of service signed by your commander. 


Mail completed application packet to:

The Alan Harris Missouri Veterans' Assistance Scholarship Committee
Ousley Veterans Service Center
Columbia College
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216

About Alan Harris

Alan Harris

Alan Harris came from St. Louis Public Schools to Columbia, After a challenging first year, Alan enlisted in the United States Army. During his three years of military service, Alan attended night school classes while stationed in Denver and El Paso. After being transferred to Fort Leonard Wood, he was able to enroll in Columbia College. Upon completion of his tour of duty, Alan moved to Columbia, completing his Bachelor of Arts in Individual Studies degree at the traditional campus, graduating with honors on the Dean's list. 

Military service and his time at Columbia College informed the successes Alan has achieved in his life. Because of that, Alan's wish is to help veterans in their effort toward completing their college degrees at Columbia College. 


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