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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, 0000 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

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: Extended to June 1.

Honors Program website

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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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Walter J. Knapp Scholarship

Scholarship Information: Scholarships are available for Autumn and Spring Semesters (scholarship will be disbursed in equal disbursements) during the 2015-2016 academic year.

25 scholarships for $1000 will be awarded for the year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must meet CSCC’s in-state residency requirements for 2015-2016.
  • Have completed high school requirements or its equivalency prior to June 30, 2015.
  • Applicant must enroll and complete part-time (a minimum of 6 hours) or full-time classes during Autumn and Spring Semesters of the 2015-2016 academic year; and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA at Columbus State.
  • Must have applied for and be eligible for the Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan.

Application and Guidelines

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AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship

AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship - American Addiction Centers, a national leader in addiction treatment, is offering $10,000 in scholarships for those majoring in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. The need for qualified people in this field has never been greater, and these scholarships are our small way of helping those who choose to help others.

Award Amount: 1st place - $5,000; 2nd place - $2,500; 3rd place - $2,500

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015**

Eligibility: High school graduate by summer 2015, current full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Must be US Citizen.

Requirements: Submit application form with essay “Why are you interested in pursuing a career in behavioral sciences​?” (800 words max.) by May 31, 2015. Application forms can be found at http://americanaddictioncenters.org/behavioral-health-academic-scholarship/

**Scholarship winners will be notified June 26, 2015 and awards will be disbursed on August 14, 2015.

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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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