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Scholarship Opportunities

Partnership / Career & Tech / Success Scholarships

These three scholarships are aimed at students who graduate from high school in the 2015-2016 school year. They use a common application.

Deadline: March 2

Guidelines and Application Form

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 four-county district area of Franklin, Delaware, Madison and Union counties, with a GPA of 3.0 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.  This scholarship is renewable based upon meeting criteria. 

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 with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Full-time enrollment in an associate degree program at Columbus State during award semesters is required. This scholarship is renewable based upon meeting criteria.

SUCCESS Scholarship

$1,000 per academic year (non-renewable), awarded 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.

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Circleville City School Foundation Make A Difference Scholarship

This scholarship was established to encourage the pursuit of a post-secondary degree or certification by Circleville High School graduates of the class of 2013 or earlier. Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted by an accredited college, university, trade, technical, business, graduate, post graduate or professional school.

Award: $2,000
Deadline: Feb. 27, 2015

Application Form and Requirements

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Columbus Rotary Phoenix Scholarship

Columbus Rotary is pleased to offer unique scholarship opportunities for non-traditional students through our Phoenix Scholarship program. The Phoenix Scholarship program was created to recognize and support those students who may not have qualified for a scholarship right out of high school because of grades or other qualifying factors – or for those who started late, or returned to their college career following a break after high school. In particular, the Phoenix Scholarship program is meant to support hard working undergraduate students who have a proven solid academic performance.

$2500 each to qualifying students attending colleges and universities in Franklin County.

Deadline is March 2, 2015

Guidelines and Application

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2015 Paralegal Scholarship Offered by Criminal Defense Attorneys Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law

Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, a Criminal Defense Law Firm located in Orlando, Florida is offering a $500 scholarship to one incoming paralegal student or currently enrolled Paralegal Student. Scholarship is offered for the Fall 2015 Academic Semester.

Scholarship Info

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Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship selects approximately 85 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients from a nationwide applicant pool each year. The highly selective scholarship provides up to $40,000 per year for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at a four-year college or university. Last year, the first Columbus State student to win this prestigious scholarship was Kathleen Tillman.

The application is available at the foundation’s website www.jkcf.org. Select the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program.  Be careful to follow all the directions and submit all the required information.  The deadline to complete the application is December 2, 2014.

For additional information about the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, contact Assistant Professor Jessica Lickeri, at (614) 287-2199.

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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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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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