Scholarships provide funds to assist students and parents pay educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books and living costs. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Generally, scholarships are awarded to students with specific qualifications, such as academic talent or financial need. Columbus State Community College offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. They are available to new applicants, including recent high school graduates, students currently attending, and returning students.
Choose Ohio First (STEMM and IT Majors)
Full tuition for two years
Associate of Science majors with plans to transfer on to complete a STEM-related bachelor’s degree and students in Systems Technology may qualify for this full-tuition scholarship. The FSO scholarship pays for an associate degree at Columbus State and makes recipients eligible to apply for an additional FSO scholarship when they transfer to a four-year institution.
The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)
$5,500 National Ambassadors Scholarship
The HCOP scholarship is open to students in the Health and Allied Health professions degree. This one-time award scholarship provides academic support to students who are seeking an associate degree (A.A.S. or A.T.S.) to enter the workforce, transfer toward a bachelor's degree, or both.
$1000 For Current Year High school graduates
This scholarship is available to to current year Graduating seniors who earned at least two Columbus State College Credit Plus (CCP) credits during their senior year and register for full-time enrollment beginning Autumn Semester. Eligible students will automatically receive this award.
Honors Program Scholarship
Up to $2,000 per year
Columbus State's Honors Program gives high-achieving students in any program of study the opportunity to join a community of like-minded individuals who desire the benefits of a rigorous curriculum and heightened student and faculty interaction. Students accepted into the Honors Program are eligible to receive a scholarship up to $2,000 per year.
Weiler Scholars Program
UP TO $1,500 PER ACADEMIC YEAR PLUS A $5,000 WEILER SCHOLARS ASSOCIATE DEGREE TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP
The Weiler Scholars Program provides a unique combination of scholarship, mentorship, and support services to remove barriers to education and help our students succeed. With the support of the program, and other aid resources such as the federal Pell Grant, Weiler Scholars can earn their associate degree at Columbus State debt free! This program is for recent high school graduates who desire to earn an associate degree from Columbus State, then transfer on to earn a bachelor’s degree.
List of all active scholarships available here.
Apply for Columbus State scholarships with one application.
Applying for scholarships at Columbus State couldn't get any easier! We ask the student to provide some basic information in our scholarship system by completing a General Application as a starting point. Once the application has been completed, the system will make suggestions, based on the information in the application, of opportunities we have open matching the student's profile. Click the 'View/Search Scholarships' button below to get started on your application.
Online Scholarship System Application Dates for 2021-2022
Scholarships do have specific deadlines and requirements, so we urge you to get your applications in within the open periods below.
Autumn Semester: June 1 – July 15
Spring Semester: October 15 – November 30
Summer Semester: February 1 – March 11