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Scholarships

Columbus State Community College offers several scholarship opportunities to support students in their educational endeavors. Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, incoming students as well as current students and our tradition of awarding scholarships is evidence of our commitment to excellence in our academic programs. Currently we have over $300,000 in scholarship offerings.  Many of these scholarships are provided through the kindness of alumni and friends of the college and are administered through the Columbus State Community College Foundation.

Current Scholarship Opportunities

See also: State and Federal Grants


Welcome Back Scholarship

The Welcome Back Scholarship is designed to get working adults back in school and help them toward graduation and a better career. Renewable for a maximum $2,500 over two years, the scholarship is open to students with 30 or more credit hours.

Deadline: July 31, 2015

Award:

  • $1000 award for 2015-16 academic year ($500 per Semester for Autumn and Spring semesters only)
  • $1500 award renewal for 2016-17 academic year ($750 per semester for Autumn and Spring semesters only) with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

Requirements:

  • Must be Ohio Resident
  • High School graduate or GED
  • Left CSCC with 30 or more completed credit hours
  • Left CSCC in good academic standing
  • Has been out of college for a minimum of one year starting Autumn Semester 2015\
  • Does not have a degree from CSCC or any other institution

Welcome Back Scholarship Application

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Jumpstart To Success

Go to school full-time and finish faster. The Jumpstart to Success Scholarship is designed to help part-time students attend college full-time.

Deadline: July 31, 2015

Award:

  • $1000 award for 2015-16 academic year ($500 per Semester for Autumn and Spring semesters only)
  • $1500 award renewal for 2016-17 academic year ($750 per semester for Autumn and Spring semesters only) with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

Requirements:

  • Must be Ohio Resident
  • High School graduate or GED
  • Have completed at least two semesters at CSCC with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher AND who have not been full-time students (12+ hours) in either of their two most recent semesters
  • Must commit to attend full-time (12+ hours) if awarded this scholarship
  • Priority given to students in AAS Business Programs (Accounting, Business management, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing)

Jumpstart to Success Scholarship Application

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Habegger Corporation / Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems 2015- 2016 Scholarship

There will be scholarships available for the following HVAC students:

  • High School Senior Scholarship: Recent high school graduates entering any of the CSCC HVAC Technology certificate or degree programs. (2- $500 Scholarships)
  • HVAC Associate Degree Scholarship: Open to students who have completed the Residential/Commercial Light certificate for use towards pursuit of their HVAC Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree. (2-$1000 Scholarships)
  • HVAC Financial Need Scholarship: Open to current and future students who demonstrate financial need as a barrier to their continuing education.  (4-$500 Scholarships)

Deadline July 31, 2105

Application and Guidelines

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Kiwanis Club of Columbus Non-Traditional Scholarship

  • Candidates must be a minimum of 20 years old
  • Candidates must have been absent from the classroom for at least 2 years
  • Candidates must attend Columbus State Community College, Franklin University, or Ohio Dominican University.

DEADLINE: JULY 17, 2015

Application and Guidelines

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Jay Cash Scholarship Fund

  • 1- $500 scholarship
  • Open to students pursuing a program in one of the following areas: Digital Design & Graphics; Animation; Illustration; media Arts; or Photography
  • Online application available through The Columbus Foundation at http://tinyurl.com/tcfgenapp2015

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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.

Future Scientists web site

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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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