Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

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

Scholarships

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.

Amount: $3,000
Scholarships available: 10
How to apply: Entrance Scholarship Application Form Winter 2022

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 Social Sciences in memory of a former student of Columbia College.

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

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

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

Awards

Awarded to the students who achieved the highest CGPA in completing the requirements for an Associate Degree, one for an Associate of Arts and the other for an Associate of Science Degree.

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

Awarded to students who have made outstanding contributions to the College community (including activities, environment and volunteering).

Amount: $100
Frequency: Every semester
Awards available: 15

Awarded to students who have excelled in specific subject areas while at Columbia College.

Amount: $150.00
Frequency: Every semester
Awards available: 14

Bursaries

Each semester a bursary of $1700 is awarded to an outstanding ELC student moving from English 097 to English 098; this bursary takes the form of a tuition credit for the following semester. This bursary is awarded in memory of Jill Orenstein, a long-serving and very active member of Columbia College’s English Language Centre.

 

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