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Weiler Scholars Program

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.

Meet the Scholars

Program Orientation

Program orientation for scholars August 21st  from 9am-3pm 

Columbus State Community College Library

Columbus Hall (Library)
550 E. Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215



Terrence Lawrence

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Program Benefits

  • Program provides scholarship funding to offset the student’s tuition and general fees not covered by the Federal Pell Grant or other aid resources
  • Students can receive up to $5,388/year scholarship for up to two years (4 semesters total)
  • Peer Mentorship and holistic support provided by a dedicated program director
  • Activities and events that enhance classroom learning
  • A debt-free associate degree at CSCC
  • $5,000 CSCC Weiler Scholars Associate Degree Transfer Scholarship – (AU - $2,500 & SP - $2,500)
  • Direct admittance into the Dr. James L. Moore (JLM) III Scholars Program at OSU – must apply and be accepted to attend OSU.


Weiler Scholars Program

Application Steps

To be eligible for the program, students must:

  • Be a 2023/2024 year high school graduate from any Central Ohio school district (Including Franklin, Delaware, Madison, Union counties).
  • Have a final high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Must be enrolled in an associate degree (AA/AS) program at Columbus State with the intent to graduate from CSCC, then immediately transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

Priority admission is given first generation students and students interested in  transfering to OSU after graduation from CSCC

  1. Complete the free Columbus State Admissions application at
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  3. Submit the Weiler Scholars Program Application
  4. Request that SAT or ACT scores be submitted directly to the college
  5. Email your most recent high school transcript to
  6. Request that your official final transcript be sent to Columbus State
  7. Virtual Interview
  8. Students that are accepted into the program will receive their notice of acceptance by August 1 of the current year.

To be successful in the program and meet renewal criteria, students must:

  • Maintain full-time enrollment in an associate of degree (AA/AS) program at Columbus State and graduate in two years (summer semester enrollment may be required to meet graduation deadline)
  • Enroll in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university immediately following graduation at Columbus State
  • Attend WSP Program Orientation  - Wednesday, August 21st, 2023- 9a to 3p – (Mandatory)
  • Attend New Student Orientation at Columbus State
  • Attend 1st Friday, Weiler Scholars Program meetings
  • Attend advising/tutor appointments as assigned
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Maintain good standing with the College