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Columbus State Community College offers several scholarship opportunities to support students in their educational endeavors. Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, incoming students as well as current students and our tradition of awarding scholarships is evidence of our commitment to excellence in our academic programs. Currently we have over $300,000 in scholarship offerings.  Many of these scholarships are provided through the kindness of alumni and friends of the college and are administered through the Columbus State Community College Foundation.

Current Scholarship Opportunities

See also: State and Federal Grants

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

This highly-selective scholarship provides up to $40,000 per year for the nation's top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees at a four-year college or university. Columbus State's Kathleen Tillman received the scholarship in 2014, so it is definitely open to Columbus State students.

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, a nominee must:

  • Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by January 1, 2016, or a recent graduate (since spring 2011).
  • Plan to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2016.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.50 or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. Applicants with family income up to $95,000 will be considered. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
  • Have not previously attended a four-year institution.

The most up to date information about the scholarship and application process can be found at the official Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website ( If you have additional questions or concerns, you may contact the foundation directly via email at Or, contact Columbus State Prof. Jessica Lickeri by phone at (614) 287-2199 or via email at

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Associated General Contractors Scholarship (Construction)

The AGC of Ohio Education Foundation has opened its 2016-17 scholarship application period for students in a Construction Related Program of Study. Approximately 28 scholarships are available for the academic school year 2016-17.

The general requirements for application are:

  • Must be U.S. Citizen;
  • Maintain a Min 2.5 GPA (Out of 4.0 GPA); and
  • Be at least a 2nd Year Student in a 2, 4, or 5 year degree program.

Scholarship Information and Applications are available online at

All completed scholarship applications with essays, and proof of GPA are due to the AGC of Ohio on/before Friday, February 5, 2016. 2016-17 scholarships will be awarded in May, 2016.

Please contact Parker Brown at (614) 486-6446 with questions

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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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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.

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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