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Scholarship Opportunities

Kiwanis Club Non-Traditional Students Award

The Kiwanis Club of Columbus is offering a scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

Eligible Applicants must:

  • Be a minimum of 20 years old
  • Must have been absent from the classroom for at least two years
  • Must attend Columbus State Community College, Franklin University or Ohio Dominican University

Deadline: July 30, 2014

Application Form

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Future Scientists of Ohio Scholarship Program

The Future Scientists of Ohio Scholarship Program provides full-tuition scholarships over two years for students focused on the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Medicine (STEM) fields.

Future Scientists web site

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Honors Program Scholarship

Incoming freshmen admitted to the Honors Program will receive a $2,000 scholarship for their first academic year at Columbus State ($1,000 per semester). This scholarship is merit-based and renewable for a maximum of two years. No scholarship application is required, aside from the application for admission to the Honors Program.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Honors Program website

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First-Generation Scholarship Fund

Due to the large number of applications received for this scholarship prior to the April 1, 2014 priority deadline, funds are not available to issue any additional awards at this time! This scholarship will be available in future terms based on availability of funds.

Objective: To support students in achieving a Columbus State Community College degree who have not had either parent graduate from college.

To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must:

  • Be a first-generation student (neither parent has graduated from college)
  • Enrolled full-time at CSCC during the award period
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5
  • Submit a 2-page essay addressing:
  • A personal biography describing your history
  • How a college degree will affect you and your family

Amount: Up to 25 awards of $1,000 for the 2014-15 academic year.


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CSCC-OSU Pipeline to Health Sciences Careers Program

The Pipeline to Health Sciences Careers is a collaborative program between Columbus State Community College (CSCC) and Ohio State University (OSU) aimed at increasing opportunities for economically or educationally disadvantaged students to pursue professional degree programs in the health sciences (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, public health, etc.). Full in-state tuition is granted for two years at CSCC and two years at OSU to students meeting academic milestones in the program.

Application deadline: The application deadline has passed for 2014-2015. The deadline for next year will be March 1, 2015.

Pipeline to Health Sciences Careers website

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Outside Scholarships

External scholarships may be awarded through churches, professional or private foundations, the military, etc. Resources available to help you find additional scholarships include your high-school guidance counselor, libraries, your local chamber of commerce office, as well as employers.

Remember, the total aid a student can receive cannot exceed the cost of attendance at Columbus State. Your other aid awards (especially those which are need based) may be adjusted upon our receipt and review of your external award notification.

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