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Scholarship Opportunities

Success Startup Scholarship

The Success Startup Scholarship is aimed at students who've been out of school at least one year and have no associate or bachelor's degree.

The scholarship is $500 per term for enrollment of 3-5 credit hours and $1000 per term for 6 or more credit hours of enrollment with a yearly maximum award of $2000. It's guaranteed for 4 terms of consecutive enrollment as long as student maintains Financial Aid Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress

Deadlines:

  • Spring 2015 01/05/15
  • Summer 2015 05/18/15

Application Form & Requirements

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Kiwanis Club Non-Traditional Students Award

The Kiwanis Club of Columbus is offering a scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

Eligible Applicants must:

  • Be a minimum of 20 years old
  • Must have been absent from the classroom for at least two years
  • Must attend Columbus State Community College, Franklin University or Ohio Dominican University

Applications for Summer 2015 and Autumn 2015 will be available after January 2015.

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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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Honors Program Scholarship

Incoming freshmen admitted to the Honors Program will be considered for 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. The application period for the 2015/16 academic year will open November 2014.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Honors Program website

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First-Generation Scholarship Fund

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: $1,000 for the academic year.

Applications for Summer 2015 and Autumn 2015 will be available after January 2015.

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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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Partnership Scholarship

$1,500 per academic year (renewable), awarded to students in the current high-school graduation year, who graduate from a high school in Columbus State’s seven county district area of Franklin, Delaware, Madison and Union counties, with a GPA of 3.9 or higher. Full-time enrollment in an associate degree program at Columbus State during award semesters is required. Students must also meet the college’s residency requirements. Students cannot be awarded both the Partnership and SUCCESS scholarship.

Application for the 2015/16 year will be available after January 2015.

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Career and Technical Scholarship

$1,500 per academic year (renewable), awarded to students in the current high-school graduation year who are graduating from a state-approved career or technical program at a career center or technical program. Full-time enrollment in an associate degree program at Columbus State during award semesters is required. This scholarship is renewable based upon meeting criteria.

Application for the 2015/16 year will be available after January 2015.

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SUCCESS Scholarship

$1,000 per academic year (non-renewable), awareded to students in the current high school graduating class with a minimum 2.8 GPA or a score of 23 or higher on the ACT. Full-time enrollment in an associate degree program at Columbus State during award semesters is required. Students must meet the college’s in-state residence requirements. Students cannot be awarded both the Partnership and SUCCESS scholarship.

Application for the 2015/16 year will be available after January 2015.

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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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