The Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Scholarship

Granted by funds endowed to Columbia College, the Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Scholarship was established in 2010 to honor Brigadier General McGee ’78 USAF (retired). McGee was a Tuskegee Airman, a select group of black World War II fighter pilots who shattered stereotypes.

The scholarship recognizes the efforts of a veteran student who embodies the spirit and courage of Brigadier General McGee.


Any undergraduate or graduate Columbia College student classified as a veteran (no longer serving and honorably discharged) may apply. Applicants must be degree-seeking with a minimum of 2.5 GPA attending campus or a Columbia College venue. Dependents of veterans may also apply.

To be eligible, completed applications must be received by February 28.

Application & Deadline

The student must complete the application and the recommendation form. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. CST, February 28. Recipients will be notified of the selection committee's decision by way of letter in April.


Applicants must submit:

  • A fully completed and signed application form
  • Copy of DD214 (veteran copy) with honorable discharge status
  • An essay of up to 500 words written by the student. The essay should describe the student's personal circumstances and how education will make a difference in his/her life.
  • Two references as outlined in Section III of the application form


Mail completed application packet (application, forms, essay and recommendations) to:

The Brig. Gen. Charles E. McGee Scholarship Committee
Ousley Family Veterans Center, MOH 226
Columbia College
1001 Rogers St.
Columbia, MO 65216

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