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Scholarships


Tuition grants are awarded through competitive scholarships earmarked for TV majors; students can apply for positions in the department as work-aids or teaching assistants; or students can apply for funds to complete video projects through the Production Assistance Fund (PAF).

Whether you are a freshman, transfer, or continuing student there are many scholarships, grants and financial aid opportunities available at Columbia College. Visit the Columbia College scholarship website for more information on aid available based on financial need, medical need, merit/academic achievement, leadership/community service, etc.

Please contact the Student Financial Services at (312) 369-7140 for details regarding other scholarships available.

 

Sharon A. Palermo Memorial Scholarship

(for continuing undergraduate students)

The Sharon A. Palermo Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Sharon Palermo by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Columbia College Television Department to encourage talented students committed to careers in the television industry.

Deadline to Apply: TBA


The Sharon A. Palermo Memorial Scholarship is open to:
  • Full-time Television majors who have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours at Columbia at the time of application
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Students who demonstrate outstanding achievement

Award amount:
  • $4,000 (awarded in Fall 2013 semester)
Award based on:
  • Merit
  • Interview (part of application process)
Notification of the award:
  • Recipient is notified by the scholarship committee by mail by May 15, 2013. We regret that we are unable to give information regarding the committee's decisions over the telephone or by email.

For further information regarding The Sharon Palermo Scholarship visit:

http://www.colum.edu/Student_Financial_Services/create-a-plan/scholarships/sharon-palermo.php 

OR

http://www.chicagoemmyonline.org/education-overview/2011-11-11-23-27-18

Or contact the Television Department at 312-369-7410.

 

 

The Edward and Marsha Morris Scholarship

(For continuing undergraduate students)

The Edward L. and Marsha E. Morris Scholarship was established to assist in defraying tuition and fee costs for one outstanding junior or senior-level Television student who has demonstrated considerable achievement in the media and has significant potential for future creative development in the television arts.

Deadline to Apply: December 01, 2012


Please Note: Applications will be available September 2012.


The Edward L. and Marsha E. Morris Scholarship is open to:

  • Full-time students who are declared Television majors
  • Students who have achieved Junior status or higher and have completed at least 24 credit hours at Columbia at the time of application
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Students who demonstrate financial need through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Award based on:
  • Academic merit and financial need
Award amount:
  • $3,000 (awarded in Spring 2013)
Notification of the award:
  • All applicants will be notified by the scholarship committee by mail by January 15, 2013. We regret that we are unable to give information regarding the committee's decisions over the telephone or by email.

For more information regarding this award, requirements and how to apply visit:

http://www.colum.edu/Student_Financial_Services/create-a-plan/scholarships/ed-and-marsha-morris.php

 

The Irv Kupcinet

The Irv Kupcinet Media Arts Scholarship was established by the many friends of Irv Kupcinet, legendary Chicago columnist, award-winning journalist and nationally recognized humanitarian, to recognize the accomplishments of full-time students majoring in journalism, radio or television at Columbia College Chicago, and to help defray the cost of tuition and fee expenses. The scholarship is awarded annually to one student from each area of study by the Columbia College Chicago Irv Kupcinet Scholarship Committee. The scholarship winners are announced in the Spring of each academic year.  Scholarship awards are based on an evaluation of the student’s accomplishments in his or her major field, academic achievement and financial need. Contact: Office of Enrollment Management, Maureen Herlehy, 312-369-7135 for more information.

Deadline to Apply: February 01, 2013


Please Note: Applications will be available September 2012.


The Irv Kupcinet Media Arts Scholarship is open to:

  • Full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding achievement and who are declared Journalism, Radio, or Television majors
  • Students who have completed a minimum of 48 credit hours at the time of application; Transfer students must have completed a minimum of 48 credit hours, 24 of which must have been earned at Columbia at the time of application
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Students who demonstrate financial need through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Award based on:
  • Academic merit and financial need
Award amount:
  • $2,500 ($1,250 awarded for Fall 2013 and $1,250 awarded for Spring 2014)
Notification of the award:
  • All applicants will be notified by the scholarship committee by mail by March 31, 2013. We regret that we are unable to give information regarding the committee's decisions over the telephone or by email.

For more information regarding this award, requirements and how to apply visit:

http://www.colum.edu/Student_Financial_Services/create-a-plan/scholarships/irv-kupcinet-media-arts.php