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Scholarship Name Amount Available
  • Barbara Brandt Endowed $500 1

    Criteria

    • Be an unmarried woman with family responsibilities.
    • Be a program participant with the YWCA Family Center, the YWCA Women’s Residence, or an employee of YWCA Columbus.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from Elfi DiBella, YWCA Columbus CEO and President, or leadership team member at the YWCA.
    • Submit a brief personal statement which describes how a college education will enhance her life and the lives of her family members.
  • Campos Moeller Access Endowed Scholarship $1,000 3

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Financial Aid will be considered.
    • Must be eligible for student loans only.
    • Submit a statement of personal goals.

    Eligible Majors

    • All majors
  • Columbus State Community College Education Association Endowed Scholarship $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled in a degree program at Columbus State Community College and have completed at least 30 credit hours at CSCC at time application.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a current CSCC Faculty member.
    • Submit a personal essay explaining how your educational experience at CSCC will help you attain your goals and serve your community.
    • Student must be enrolled in at least 6 hours in the semester the scholarship is awarded.

    Eligible Majors

    • All degree programs
  • Construction Financial Management Association Scholarship $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled as a student in either the Accounting or the Construction Management program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Submit a personal statement demonstrating interest in construction financial management.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a current or previous employer (preferably in the construction or financial field).

    Eligible Majors

    • Accounting
    • Construction Management
  • Dorothy Kroeger Endowed $500 1

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be a degree seeking student.
    • Have completed a minimum of 16 credit hours at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be enrolled in a minimum of 4 credit hours during the semester(s) receiving the award.
    • Submit 2 letters of reference from Columbus State Community College faculty or staff.
    • Submit a one page personal statement of education goals.
  • Hamilton Parker Company/Lewin Family Foundation Endowed $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Be a declared major in the Construction Sciences Department Program or in a Construction Sciences Certificate Program.
    • Have completed 8 credit hours.
    • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at Columbus State Community College at the time of application.
    • Financial need will be considered.
  • Harold M. Nestor Endowed Scholarship $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Be a degree seeking student at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be enrolled a minimum of 4 credit hours in the semester seeking the scholarship.
    • Have completed a minimum of 4 credit hours at CSCC.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a CSCC faculty or department chairperson and a letter from applicant's employer.
    • Must submit a one page personal statement which describes the applicant's family financial obligations.
    • Preference will go to a male student or a student with family obligations.

    Eligible Majors

    • All degree programs
  • International Wine and Food Society Endowed $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Applicant must currently be a registered Hospitality Management Culinary Apprentice at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have earned a 2.5 cumulative GPA or greater at Columbus State Community College.
    • Earn a grade of B or higher in HOSP 2902 (Hospitality Co-Operative Work Experience II)
    • Submit a one page personal statement describing career goals and participation in professional and departmental sponsored special events.
    • Submit a copy of their current ACF membership card.
    • Submit two letters or recommendation, one from CSCC faculty and one from current industry employer.

    Eligible Majors

    • Culinary (Chef) Apprentice
  • Jeffrey Lehner Endowed Scholarship $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled for at least 3 credits at Columbus State Community College during the semester(s) of the award.
    • Be an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree major at CSCC.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed a minimum of 8 credit hours at CSCC at the time of application.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a science or mathematics faculty member at CSCC or a letter of recommendation from a high school math or science teacher.
    • Financial need will be considered.

    Eligible Majors

    • Associate of Arts or Science
  • Jill M. Edgington Nursing Endowed Scholarship $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Be admitted to and enrolled in the Nursing degree program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Submit a 2 paragraph essay on how this scholarship will enhance your nursing education and why you chose the nursing field.
    • Financial need will be considered.

    Eligible Majors

    • Nursing
  • Nationwide Endowed $500 1

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled in Accounting, Business Management, Computer Information, Financial Management, Law Enforcement, Marketing, Office Administration, Paralegal Studies, Real Estate, Retail Management Technology or an Associate of Technical Studies (combined program of two of the above technologies).
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have a demonstrated financial need.
    • Have a career goal of employment in the insurance industry.
    • Submit an essay of not more than two pages in length detailing educational and career goals.
    • Submit 3 letters of recommendation from Columbus State Community College faculty; or, from a present employer, company training officer, or from a civic or professional organization officer familiar with the applicant’s work and academic ability.
  • Patricia Keats Kasile Endowed $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled in a degree program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have earned a minimum of 16 credit hours at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be enrolled a minimum of 4 credit hours during the semester of application.
    • Submit an essay of not more than two pages describing educational and career goals.
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from current Columbus State Community College faculty members.
  • Sam Dodge Memorial Scholarship Endowed $500 4

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled the Aviation Maintenance Technology at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed a minimum of 26 credit hours at CSCC at the time of application.
    • Have enrolled for 8 credit hours during the semester of award.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from an Aviation Maintenance Technology Department faculty member.
    • Submit an essay addressing their aviation career goals.
  • TRIO Achievement Scholarship $500 1

    Criteria

    • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed one of CSCC’s pre-college TRIO programs. • Upward Bound or Educational Talent Search.
    • Not completed college level courses (exception is PSEO or other dual enrollment option students).
    • Submit an essay addressing their involvement in one of the pre-college TRIO programs and how TRIO made a difference in their life.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from CSCC TRIO representative that speaks to their involvement in the program(s).
    • Fill out the FAFSA prior to applying.
    • Student must be registered for at least 6 credit hours during the semester of award disbursement.
  • Virginia Carey Memorial Endowed Scholarship $1,000 2

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled in the Early Childhood Development and Education program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed 33 semester hours at CSCC (including 26 semester hours of ECDE Courses).
    • Have a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have a minimum 3.0 technical GPA at Columbus State Community College.
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from an Early Childhood Faculty member, one of which must note that you have completed one field experience with a 'C' or higher.
    • Financial need will be considered.
    • Submit a degree audit with application.

    Eligible Majors

    • Early Childhood Development and Education
  • Alpha Rho Epsilon Leadership Scholarship $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Be a full or part-time student registered in a degree or transfer program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed 20 credit hours at CSCC.
    • Be an active member of the Alpha Rho Epsilon Phi Theta Kappa Chapter.
    • Have 40 documented hours of service to Phi Theta Kappa or the community.
    • Level of membership in Alpha Rho Epsilon must be at 3 stars. Provide proof of level.
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at Columbus State Community College or higher at 3 stars.
    • Submit a one page essay addressing career goals, academic achievements, PTK and community involvement.

    Eligible Majors

    • All degree programs
  • Amy Burrell's International Scholarship $500 2

    Criteria

    • Have completed the last 3 consecutive terms with 3.0 accumulative GPA at Columbus State Community College at time of application.
    • Submit a copy of their completed CSCC I20 form. (You must be enrolled as International student).
    • Submit a resume that highlights student's record of involvement, leadership or community service activities.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your leadership or community service activities.
    • Submit an essay describing how Columbus State benefits (beyond merely revenue) from your attendance and how you learned about America and the larger world from attending a community college specifically in Columbus, Ohio.

    Eligible Majors

    • All majors
  • Battelle Scholarship in Math & Science $1,000 4

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled full/part time in an Associate of Science degree at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours at CSCC in the major.
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Financial need will be considered.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a CSCC faculty member.
    • Submit a brief personal statement (not more than 2 pages) addressing transfer goals and/or interest in pursuing a career in math and sciences.
    • Preference will be given to Preferred Pathway Scholars (if you qualify please submit a copy of your student ID).

    Eligible Majors

    • Associate of Science
  • Cameron Mitchell Scholarship $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Foodservice/Restaurant Management major or Culinary (Chef) Apprenticeship major.
    • Have earned 30 credit hours at Columbus State Community College.
    • Enrolled a minimum of 4 credit hours with 25 technical credit hours earned at CSCC.
    • Must submit a one page essay about your career plans in the industry.
    • Must submit two letters of recommendation, one from CSCC faculty member, one from current employer.

    Eligible Majors

    • Foodservice/Restaurant Management
    • or Culinary (Chef) Apprenticeship
  • Chris Sayre Memorial Scholarship $1,000 2

    Criteria

    • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher at Columbus State Community College.
    • Obtain a letter from Columbus State's Ford Asset Coordinator verifying you are registered for Ford classes and have a sponsoring Ford or Lincoln dealership.
    • This scholarship can be received by a student only one time. Please do not apply if you have previously received this scholarship.

    Eligible Majors

    • Auto Tech
    • Ford Asset Plan
  • Construction Sciences Scholarship $1,000 2

    Criteria

    • Be a declared major in the Construction Management, Environmental Science Safety and Health, or Civil Engineering Program or Certificate program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed 8 credit hours at CSCC.
    • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at Columbus State Community College at the time of application.
    • Submit a statement (one page) regarding career plans and biography in the construction industry.

    Eligible Majors

    • Construction Management
    • Environmental Science Safety and Health
    • Civil Engineering
  • Dr. David Litt Memorial Scholarship $500 1

    Criteria

    • Have completed 30 credit hours at Columbus State Community College at time of application.
    • Have 3.0 (or higher) cumulative GPA at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be enrolled as a Sport and Exercise Studies major at CSCC.
    • Submit a two paragraph essay on your career plans and goals.

    Eligible Majors

    • Sport & Exercise Studies
  • Electronic Engineering Tech Scholarship $500 1

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled in the Engineering Technology (Aviation Maintenance, Electronic Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering or Quality Assurance) at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be enrolled a minimum of 4 credit hours.
    • Submit an essay of 100 words or less on how the scholarship would help him/her to achieve his/her Electronic Engineering goals.
    • Submit a 50 word narrative on his/her background.
    • Preference will be given to an Electronic Engineering Student.
  • Foundation for the African Disapora Emergency Assistance Scholarship $250 2

    Criteria

    • Single parent of African American or African born descent enrolled at Columbus Community College.
    • Have completed at least one term at CSCC at the time of scholarship application.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a member of the community (non-family member).
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at Columbus State Community College.
    • Submit a personal statement (no more than one page) on their emergency situation, cultural/ethnic/tribal background, single parent status and the importance of continuing education.

    Eligible Majors

    • All majors

    Notes

    • Preference will be given to female single parents. You do not have to file a FAFSA to be eligible for this scholarship.
  • I/A Excellence Award Scholarship $250 1

    Criteria

    • Have completed ACCT 201.
    • Have been a student at CSCC for at least 2 semesters (or completing second semester at time of application).
    • Submit a 500 word typed essay as to why you want to pursue a career Internal Audit.
    • Have a 3.0 or greater cumulative GPA at Columbus State Community College.
  • Ingram White Castle Scholarship $1,000 2

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled in the Hospitality or Business Management degree program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours at CSCC at time of application.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Submit a personal statement of not more than two pages describing how this scholarship will help you reach your full potential.
    • Submit one letter of recommendation from a current Columbus State faculty member.

    Eligible Majors

    • Business Management
    • Hospitality Management
  • Jeffrey P. Cooper Celebration of Life Scholarship $500 1

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled in the Massage Therapy certificate or degree program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed 15 technical hours at CSCC.
    • Have a minimum cumulative technical GPA of 3.0 or higher at Columbus State Community College.
    • Submit an essay addressing the following question: How will becoming a Massage Therapist help you celebrate life?
    • Submit two letters of recommendation, one from CSCC faculty and one from current industry employer.

    Eligible Majors

    • Massage Therapy
  • John E. Baumert Jr., MD Scholarship $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Be a Nuclear Medicine Technology major at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed at least 27 credit hours at CSCC at the time of application.
    • Submit an essay (not to exceed 2 pages) addressing personal character and a short biography and work history.

    Eligible Majors

    • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Kelley D. Shelton Scholarship $500 2

    Criteria

    • Be a registered degree seeking student at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed 18 college credit hours at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Columbus State Community College.
    • If GPA or credit hours were completed at another school beside CSCC, please include transcript.
    • Submit a 3 paragraph essay addressing the following: A personal biography describing your history and how it has led you to pursue a specific major or degree at CSCC. Your future career goals at CSCC and after graduation. Why Columbus State?
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a current or past instructor.

    Eligible Majors

    • All majors
  • Larry Lance Math Scholarship $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Be an Associate of Science degree-seeking student who has completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have at least 3.0 cumulative GPA at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed at least 6 credit hours of mathematics at CSCC including at least one course level of MATH 1151 or higher.
    • Submit a degree audit.
    • Have at least a 3.5 GPA in all mathematics courses taken at CSCC.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of the Columbus State Mathematics department.
    • Submit a brief personal statement (not more than one page in length) addressing your transfer plans and interest in pursuing a degree in mathematics or mathematics education.

    Eligible Majors

    • Associate of Science
  • Madge & Lauren Hamilton Scholarship in Memory of Marjorie Sims $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Be between the age of 25 and 34 at time of application.
    • Be a woman with family responsibilities (preference will be given to a single mother).
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be enrolled in 8 credit hours in the term receiving the award.
    • Submit an essay describing how you demonstrate service to your community and living to serve others (No more than 500 words).
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from an employer AND a CSCC faculty member.
    • Submit an essay that addresses integrity, perseverance, and your family responsibilities.
    • Financial need will be considered.

    Eligible Majors

    • All majors
  • Mary Kay Jockisch Scholarship $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Be a degree seeking student in Business Office Applications or be enrolled in the Arts or Sciences transfer program at Columbus State Community College with plans to enter the education field.
    • Have a completed less than 30 credit hours at CSCC.
    • Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA at Columbus State Community College.
    • Submit a one page personal statement which describes your plans to enter the education field and employment goals.
    • Have financial need.
    • Preference may be given to a single female with children (please note in personal statement if this applies).

    Eligible Majors

    • Business Office Applications
    • Associate of Arts/Science Transfer
  • Marybelle Williams Adult Student $500 2

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled in a degree program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be a resident of Franklin County.
    • Be at least 25 years of age.
    • Demonstrate financial need (Must complete FAFSA).
    • Have earned a minimum of 16 credit hours at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be enrolled in a minimum of 4 credit hours during the semester of application.
    • Be enrolled in a minimum of 4 credit hours during the semester receiving the award
    • Submit an essay not more than two pages describing career goals.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a current Columbus State Community College faculty member.
  • Mid-Ohio Region, Porsche Club of America Automotive Technology Scholarship $1,000 3

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled in the Automotive Technology program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at CSCC.
    • Be enrolled for a minimum of 8 credit hours during the semester the scholarship is awarded.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a CSCC Automotive Technology faculty member.

    Eligible Majors

    • Automotive Technology
  • Nurturing the Nursing Profession Scholarship in Memory of Agdas $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Be admitted and enrolled in a nursing program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed NURS 1861 (Foundations of Nursing).
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Demonstrate financial need (Must complete FAFSA).
    • Submit an essay addressing: "How a nursing scholarship and a nursing degree will enhance my life and the community I serve?" (Please indicate in your essay the term you completed NURS 1861).

    Eligible Majors

    • Nursing
  • Robert (Bob) Tepper Scholarship $100 10

    Criteria

    • Have a 2.0 cumulative GPA at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have completed a minimum of 5 hours in Developmental Education, with no less than a grade of C in the DEV courses.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a previous or current Developmental Education faculty member.

    Eligible Majors

    • All majors
  • Social Sciences Earl R. Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship $1,000 2

    Criteria

    • Have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours earned at any degree granting higher education institution.
    • Be a full-time Associate of Arts or Associate of Sciences degree seeking student planning to transfer to a baccalaureate granting institution majoring in one of the social sciences at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA at any degree granting higher education institution.
    • Submit a one page personal statement addressing transfer plans and interest in pursuing a degree in one of the Social Sciences.
    • Submit one recommendation letter from a Social Sciences faculty member.
    • Please provide transcripts.

    Eligible Majors

    • Associate of Arts or Science
  • Sport and Exercise Studies Hall of Fame Scholarship $250 1

    Criteria

    • Have completed 24 credit hours at Columbus State Community College at time of application.
    • Have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be enrolled in the Sport & Exercise Studies program at CSCC.
    • Submit a two paragraph essay on your innovative project or community program.

    Eligible Majors

    • Sport & Exercise Studies
  • Sport and Exercise Studies Scholarship $500 1

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled in the Sport & Exercise Studies degree program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours at CSCC.
    • Have earned a minimum of 13 technical credit hours in Sport & Exercise Studies at CSCC.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be enrolled in a minimum of 4 credit hours during the semester receiving the scholarship.
    • Submit one letter of recommendation from a CSCC Sport & Exercise Studies faculty member or administrator.
    • Submit an essay of no more than 500 words on career strategies.
    • Demonstrate financial need.

    Eligible Majors

    • Sport & Exercise Studies
  • State Auto Insurance Companies Scholarship in Computer Science $500 1

    Criteria

    • Be enrolled in Computer Science degree program at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be a first year student with fewer than 30 credit hours.
    • Be enrolled full-time.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Columbus State Community College.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from an employer or a CSCC faculty member.

    Eligible Majors

    • Computer Science
  • Thom Coffman Scholarship $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher (submit an official high school transcript with application).
    • Be enrolled as a Foodservice/Restaurant Management Major at Columbus State Community College
    • Submit a 1 page essay regarding employment in the foodservice industry and your career goals.
    • Be registered for a minimum of 4 credit hours during the semester(s) receiving the scholarship.

    Eligible Majors

    • Foodservice/Restaurant Management
  • Victor Lucas Non-Custodial Parent Scholarship $1,000 1

    Criteria

    • Show you are a non-custodial parent paying child support for dependent child(ren) under age 18 by submitting documentation supporting your status as a noncustodial parent.
    • Must be employed and eligible for federal student loans only.
    • Must submit one letter of recommendation from employer or faculty member.
    • Preference will be given to full or part-time student majoring in Law Enforcement at Columbus State Community College.

    Eligible Majors

    • All majors
  • Wasserstrom Family Scholarship $1,000 2

    Criteria

    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be enrolled in the Hospitality Management program at CSCC at time of application.
    • Be employed in the foodservice industry.
    • Be registered for a minimum of 4 credit hours during the semester(s) receiving the scholarship.

    Eligible Majors

    • Hospitality Management
  • Columbus State Community College Landscape Association Scholarship $500 2

    Criteria

    • Be a declared Landscape/Design Build major and have completed three landscape classes.
    • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA at Columbus State Community College.
    • Be an active member of the Columbus State Landscape Association.
    • Must submit a letter of recommendation from a CSCC landscape faculty member that states applicants participation in CSLA fundraising activity or CSLA Committee chairs (applicant must participate in at least one).
    • Must submit a personal statement of career goals.

    Eligible Majors

    • Landscape Design/Build