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Scholarships are a form of aid that assists students with paying for their education. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Generally, scholarships are awarded to students with special qualifications, such as academic talent or financial need. Scholarships may be set up to support a specific type of work like community service or support an under-represented group of students.

Columbus State Community College offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarships are available to recent high school graduates, new students, current students and returning students. Columbus State Community College students also receive a wide variety of scholarships from external donors and outside resources.

Attention: The scholarship application for AUTUMN semester 2017 is now OPEN. The scholarship application will remain open until June 25, 2017.  Applications that were submitted for Summer scholarships are still active for the Autumn scholarship offering.  Please log into you scholarship application and check the "recommended" opportunities tab for additional scholarships.

ATTENTION:  High School Seniors - 2017 High School Graduates of Franklin, Delaware, Madison, Union Counties - our Future Leaders High School Scholarship application is now available.  Please check out our scholarship page for information and online application.


View and Apply for Scholarships

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

Honors Program Scholarship

Students who complete the Honors Program application and are admitted into the program will automatically be considered for an Honors Program scholarship (up to $2,000 per academic year, renewable for two years). No additional scholarship application is required.

The Columbus State Community College Foundation Scholarships

NOW OPEN: Columbus State Foundation Scholarships provide funding for student tuition and fees. To view the current list of 2016-2017 school year  Foundation scholarships, visit the CSCC Online Scholarship Application System.


External Scholarship Resources

2017 Columbus Rotary Phoenix Scholarship

Once again, Columbus Rotary is pleased to offer unique financial support opportunities for non-traditional students through our Phoenix Scholarship program. The Phoenix Scholarship program was created to recognize and support those students who did not pursue post-secondary education immediately after high school, are pursuing a second career, were not academically strong enough for scholarships, returned to college, etc. In particular, the Phoenix Scholarship program is meant to support hard-working post-secondary students who have a proven academic performance by providing them with scholarships they may have missed out on because they are outside the "traditional pipeline" for academic-based scholarships.

We are very proud of this program and each year it has grown. Last year we awarded ten $2,500 scholarships. This year we anticipate awarding scholarships of $1,250 to part-time students carrying six or more credit hours and $2,500 scholarships to full-time students carrying 12 or more hours. The awards will be presented to qualifying students attending colleges and universities in Franklin County.

Deadline for application is March 1, 2017. The attached document outlines the overview and the application form. The application form should be filled out and submitted electronically and sent via e-mail with all attachments to

Application Form

You may print the overview and use it as a flyer for bulletin boards around your campus. Also, the document may be posted as a link on your website.

There is also a link to these documents available on the homepage of the Columbus Rotary site at

Jay Cash Scholarship

Jay Cash Scholarship is available online at this link It can also be found by going to ScholarLink and searching for the scholarship.

The eligibility criteria are listed below, and the deadline is March 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be attending either Columbus College of Art & Design or Columbus State Community College.
  • Candidates must be pursuing a degree in one of the following program areas: Digital Design & Graphics; Animation; Illustration; Media Arts; or Photography.
  • Candidates must have already completed one full year of study.
  • Candidates must be employed (full-time or part-time).
  • Candidates must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.


External scholarships are awarded by agencies, clubs and organizations outside of Columbus State Community College. These agencies send application information to the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office to encourage Columbus State Community College students to apply. Students selected for an external scholarships should have their award checks marked to CSCC Financial Aid Office, Attn: Scholarships, 550 East Spring Street, Rhodes hall Rm 143, Columbus, Ohio 43215 For more information, visit the External Scholarship Resources page.