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Scholarships can be an excellent way to help pay for college because scholarship award dollars do not need to be repaid. These awards are mainly intended to be used towards tuition and fee expenses and, on occasion, extend to cover living expenses associated with attending college.

Columbia College Chicago is very proud to offer a variety of scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. Each scholarship has it's own criteria and application guidelines. Please review each individual scholarship carefully.

To help guide you through the scholarship process, Columbia has created a Scholarship Finder which enables students to enter his/her profile to see which Columbia College scholarship he/she may qualify for in the upcoming year. 

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Scholarships: Open To:
Achievement Award
Undergrad \ Incoming
Founders Fellowship
Grad \ Incoming
Al Parker Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Albert P. Weisman Award
Undergrad \ Grad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior \ International
Alfred Berkowitz Award
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Allen Turner Award
Undergrad \ Continuing
Alumni Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Arlen and Elaine Cohen Rubin Scholarship in the Arts
Undergrad \ Incoming
Barbara Lazarus Metz Fellowship
Grad \ Continuing
Benchmarc Design Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior
Betty Garrett Musical Theatre Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior \ International
Bob Enrietto Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Bryan D. Sido Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Carol Cohen Award
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Chelsea Laine Wells Creative Writing - Fiction Scholarship
Undergrad \ Transfer
Chicago Drama League Retention Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Chuck Suber Scholarship
Undergrad \ Grad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior \ International
Clarke A. Greene Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Entrepreneurial Spirit
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior \ International
Creative Writing - Fiction Chair Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Creative Writing - Poetry Scholarship
Undergrad \ Incoming \ Transfer
David Friedman Memorial Scholarship
Undergrad \ Grad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior \ International
David R. Rubin Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
David Talbott Cox Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Dennis Brozynski & Dianne Erpenbach Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Diversity Award
Undergrad \ Grad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
DMTC Alumni Fellowship
Grad \ Continuing \ International
Edward L. and Marsha E. Morris Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Elizabeth L. Ferguson Trust Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Ellen Stone Belic Research Award
Grad \ Continuing \ International
Eunice W. Johnson Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Evelyn, Charles & Lucian Carter Endowed Music Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Senior
External Scholarships
Undergrad \ Grad \ Incoming \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior \ Transfer \ International
Fern Samuels Visual Arts Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior
Financial Assistance Programs
Undergrad \ Grad \ Incoming \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior \ Transfer
Florence M. Barnes Scholarship Fund
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Follett Graduate Merit Award
Grad
Forest Foundation Dance Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior \ International
Founders Fellowship
Grad \ Incoming
Frances Hayes Screenwriters Award
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Getz Graduate Award
Grad \ Continuing
Gianna Esposito Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore
Grace Hookham Liddil Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Graduate Fellowship
Grad \ Continuing \ International
Graduate Merit Award
Grad \ Incoming \ International
Hammerman Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ International
Hillary R. Kalish Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Hollis Sigler Art + Design Manifest Award
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Senior \ International
Howard Mendelsohn Scholar of Merit Award
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Irv Kupcinet Media Arts Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Jane Ann Legnard Alexandroff Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Jay W. Boersma Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Jay Cohen LGBTQ Award
Undergrad \ Grad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Jeremy Jefferies Hill Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
JGS Scholarship
Grad \ Continuing
Jim Jacobs Musical Theatre Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Jimmy Damon Tribute Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior
Joan and Irving Harris Scholar Award
Undergrad \ Incoming \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior \ Transfer
John Fischetti Scholarship
Undergrad \ Grad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
John Mulvany Scholarship
Undergrad \ Grad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
John Schultz and Betty Shiflett Story Workshop Scholarship
Undergrad \ Grad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior \ International
John H. White "Keep in Flight" Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Kamoinge-Ferman Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Kodak Professional Photography Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior \ International
Lenore Hervey Artistic Inquiry Award
Grad \ Continuing \ International
Lincoln Laureate Award
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Senior
Linda Levy Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Senior
Lumiere Award
Grad \ Incoming \ International
Lya Dym Rosenblum Award
Grad \ Continuing \ International
Make a Dent Scholarship
Undergrad \ Incoming \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior \ Transfer
Marilyn Sward Fellowship
Grad \ Incoming
Matt Hanner Artistic Excellence Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Michael Fryzlewicz Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Music Department Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Nena Ivon Honorary Fashion Award
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Open Doors Scholarship
Undergrad \ Incoming
Patricia McCarty Scholarship Fund
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Paul Berger Graduate Fellowship
Grad \ Continuing
Peter and Gloria Teschner Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Undergrad \ Transfer
Phil Bodwell Memorial Scholarship for TV Production
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Pieter Ombregt Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Pougialis Fine Art Award
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior \ International
Presidential Scholarship
Undergrad \ Incoming \ Transfer \ International
President's Club Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Public Relations Endowed Merit Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Quincy Wong Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Raven Moreno Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman
Roger and Sylvia McNair Travel Story Scholarship
Undergrad \ Grad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior \ International
Ronn Pitts Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior
Rose Bruford Scholarship Fund
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Rosebud Award
Grad \ Continuing
Scholarship Columbia
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Sharon A. Palermo Memorial Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Senior
Sophia Claire and Paul James Downing Endowed Scholarship
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior
Stuart Abelson Graduate Research Fellowship
Grad \ Continuing
Student Leadership Legacy Award
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior
Third-Party Scholarship
Undergrad \ Incoming \ Continuing \ Freshman \ Sophomore \ Junior \ Senior \ Transfer
Transfer Achievement Award
Undergrad \ Transfer
Trustee Award
Undergrad \ Incoming
Vivian Price Fashion Design Award
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior
Warren Lamb Scholarship
Grad \ Continuing \ International
William Russo Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Music
Undergrad \ Continuing \ Junior \ Senior

Contact:
Enrollment Management Services, Beth Berends – 312/369-3202 or scholarships@colum.edu