Internal Scholarships

Columbia College and our donors provide a range of financial support to reward your academic and extracurricular achievements and meet your financial needs.

This scholarship is intended to provide youth who have demonstrated academic aptitude and a commitment to success, who are facing barriers, with an opportunity to access a higher education. Students must be a new applicant to Columbia College. Successful recipients will be selected from regions around the world where there are significant, ongoing, and systemic barriers to higher education.

Download the Entrance Scholarship Application Form for Winter 2023.

Amount: $3,000
Scholarships available: 10

Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic performance in the previous semester, with consideration also given to involvement in College and community activities, as well as a personal essay. Eight scholarships are awarded to students studying at the University Transfer/Associate Degree level, and the other two scholarships, including the Gerry Brown Memorial Scholarship, are awarded to two students in the Secondary Program.

Columbia College Academic Scholarships

Amount: $2,500
Frequency: Every semester
Scholarships available: 8

Gerry Brown Secondary Scholarship

Amount: $2,500
Frequency: Every semester
Scholarships available: 2

Top Student Scholarship in Arts/Business and Math/Science and Computer Science

Amount: $3,000
Frequency: Every semester
Scholarships available: 2

Awarded to an outstanding student in the Math/Sciences in memory of John Helm, former Director of Admissions, Vice Principal, and longtime employee of Columbia College.

Amount: $5,000
Frequency: Winter semester
Scholarships available: 1

Awarded to an outstanding student in the Social Sciences in memory of a former student of Columbia College.

Amount: $5,000
Frequency: Winter semester
Scholarships available: 1

In the Winter Semester of each year, one scholarship worth $5000 is awarded to an outstanding international student in the field of Business. This scholarship is provided by guard.me, the provider of the Columbia College Student Medical Plan.

In the Winter Semester of each year, one scholarship worth $5000 is awarded to an outstanding student in the UT program, nominated by two instructors. The scholarship specifically recognizes the student’s interest in, and dedication to their studies. Participation in activities at the College is also considered.

It is awarded to the student each semester who best demonstrates excellence in their University Preparatory English class (099) or classes (Engl 098 and WD 098). This award is named in memory of Gary Swanson, a long-standing, dedicated, member of the College and valued Instructor in the English Division.

Amount: $2,000
Frequency: Every semester
Awards available: 1