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Scholarship Opportunities

Class of 2014 (SUCCESS, Career-Technical & Partnership)

Columbus State Community College offers a variety of scholarship programs to high school seniors: Career-Technical (formerly known as Tech Prep), Partnership and SUCCESS Scholarships. These programs are designed to provide merit-based financial aid to students who begin enrollment Autumn semester and continue through Spring semester. Recipients are selected as a result of a competitive process including a review of high school grades, extracurricular activities and personal statements.

The Career-Technical and Partnership scholarships may be renewed for a second year. Renewal is based upon funding availability and academic performance during the student’s first year at CSCC. Students can receive up to two scholarships; however a student cannot receive both the Success and Partnership scholarships.

  • Priority will be given to applications received by March 1, 2014. Applications received by March 1st will be notified via postal mail by May 1, 2014. Applications received after March 1st will be notified on a rolling basis.

Career-Technical, Partnership and SUCCESS Scholarships application form

Career-Technical (formerly Tech Prep) Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Applicants must attend a state approved Career-Technical program in a career center or high school. Applicants must have successfully completed the Career-Technical program as prescribed no later than the last day of the 2013-2014 school year. Applicants must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better at the conclusion of fall term of their senior year. Applicants must be a graduate of the class of 2014. Applicants must also enroll full-time (12 credit hours or more) during the Autumn and Spring semesters at Columbus State. Applicants must be in an Associate degree program at CSCC.
  • Award: $1,500 per year.
  • Deadline: June 2, 2014

Partnership Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Applicants must attend a high school located in Franklin, Delaware, Madison or Union counties and be a graduating senior in the class of 2014. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of fall term of their senior year. Applicants must enroll full-time (12 credit hours or more) during the Autumn and Spring semesters at Columbus State. Applicants must be in an Associate degree program at CSCC.
  • Award: $1,500 per year
  • Deadline: June 2, 2014
  • Must meet CSCC’s in-state residency requirements for 2014-2015

SUCCESS Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be a graduating member of their high school class of 2014. Applicants must have a minimum 2.80 cumulative grade point average by the conclusion of fall term of their senior year OR a minimum ACT score of 23. Applicants must enroll full-time (12 credit hours or more) during Autumn and Spring semesters at Columbus State. Applicants must be in an Associate degree program at CSCC.
  • Award: $1,000 per year
  • Deadline: June 2, 2014
  • Must meet CSCC’s in-state residency requirements for 2014-2015

It is the applicant’s responsibility to insure that the application is completed and submitted on time. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

These scholarships are not transferable to other institutions.

Applications can be sent to the Financial Aid office or dropped off in person. We do not accept faxed copies.
Financial Aid Office
ATTN: Scholarship Advisor
Columbus State Community College
P.O. Box 1609
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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Honors Program Scholarship

Incoming freshmen admitted to the Honors Program will receive a $2,000 scholarship for their first academic year at Columbus State ($1,000 per semester). This scholarship is merit-based and renewable for a maximum of two years. No scholarship application is required, aside from the application for admission to the Honors Program.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Honors Program website

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Robert Weiler Family Scholarship

The Robert Weiler Family Scholarship provides $1000 to support graduates of Columbus City Schools who are attending Columbus State Community College and wish to move forward and complete four-year degrees. The scholarship is renewable for a second year. Applicants must be graduates of the Class of 2014 from Columbus City Schools and meet other qualifications. Applications are due June 15, 2014.

Robert Weiler Family Scholarship Guidelines and Application

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Future Scientists of Ohio Scholarship Program

The Future Scientists of Ohio Scholarship Program provides full-tuition scholarships over two years for students focused on the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Medicine (STEM) fields.

Deadline for current students: May 1

Deadline for new students: May 15

Future Scientists web site

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First-Generation Scholarship Fund

Due to the large number of applications received for this scholarship prior to the April 1, 2014 priority deadline, funds are not available to issue any additional awards at this time! This scholarship will be available in future terms based on availability of funds.

Objective: To support students in achieving a Columbus State Community College degree who have not had either parent graduate from college.

To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must:

  • Be a first-generation student (neither parent has graduated from college)
  • Enrolled full-time at CSCC during the award period
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5
  • Submit a 2-page essay addressing:
  • A personal biography describing your history
  • How a college degree will affect you and your family

Amount: Up to 25 awards of $1,000 for the 2014-15 academic year.

 

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CSCC-OSU Pipeline to Health Sciences Careers Program

The Pipeline to Health Sciences Careers is a collaborative program between Columbus State Community College (CSCC) and Ohio State University (OSU) aimed at increasing opportunities for economically or educationally disadvantaged students to pursue professional degree programs in the health sciences (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, public health, etc.). Full in-state tuition is granted for two years at CSCC and two years at OSU to students meeting academic milestones in the program.

Application deadline: The application deadline has passed for 2014-2015. The deadline for next year will be March 1, 2015.

Pipeline to Health Sciences Careers website

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Outside Scholarships

External scholarships may be awarded through churches, professional or private foundations, the military, etc. Resources available to help you find additional scholarships include your high-school guidance counselor, libraries, your local chamber of commerce office, as well as employers.

Remember, the total aid a student can receive cannot exceed the cost of attendance at Columbus State. Your other aid awards (especially those which are need based) may be adjusted upon our receipt and review of your external award notification.

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