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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 Spring semester 2017 scholarships opens on November 19, 2016 and will close on December 12, 2016.   Please log in to check on an already submitted scholarship for further details and apply online if you are a first time scholarship applicant for the 2016-17 school year.


View and Apply for Scholarships

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 starting June 8, 2016.



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.

External Scholarship Resources

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship - Up to $40,000 in scholarship funds.  Must be a current  student with sophomore status, GPA of 3.5 or higher, plans to transfer to a 4 year institution and demonstrate unmet financial need.  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  OCTOBER 25, 2016.  To apply visit or 1-800-941-3300

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.