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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 2016-2017 scholarship application for Autumn semester 2016 scholarships is now CLOSED.   Please check back later for our list of available scholarships.


View and Apply for Scholarships


High School Scholarships - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 17, 2016!

Scholarships are offered to current high school seniors graduating in the 2015-2016 school year (Spring 2016) and planning on enrolling in Columbus State Community College in the AUTUMN 2016 semester.

The Future Leaders High School Scholarship is a $1500 scholarship for the 2016 graduating class from high schools in Franklin, Delaware, Madison and Union Counties. In order to apply students will have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Robert Weiler Family Scholarship is also for 2016 graduating seniors who are graduating from the Columbus Public School System. Students must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Assistance) and plan to enroll full time in Autumn 2016.

Habegger Corporation/Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems High School Senior Scholarship Application is for 2016 high school graduating seniors who plan to enroll in Autumn 2016 in CSCC’s HVAC program. At the time of application the student should have their program of study updated with the Records and Registration Department to reflect the HVAC program.

High school students can apply for scholarships online using the CSCC Online Scholarship Application System starting June 8, 2016.

Scholarship applications can be submitted June 8, 2016 through July 17, 2016.

The Columbus State Community College Foundation Scholarships

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.

The 2016-2017 Scholarship application period is June 8 through July 17, 2016.

AEP® Credits Count Scholarship

AEP® Credits Count Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship for graduating high school students who have taken at least one Dual Credit Class as part of the Credits Count Program. Students must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher plan to enroll full-time student at Columbus State.

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

UNCF - CARDINAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP 2016 -$2000 - DEADLINE 7/29/2016 - Must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA, unmet financial need, permanent resident of Columbus, Oh and enrolled full time for the 2016-17 academic year. Apply Online

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.