Student Financial Services

Getz Graduate Award

for continuing graduate students

The Getz Graduate Award was established to assist outstanding full-time graduate students who have made a special contribution to graduate student life outside of the classroom while at Columbia.

Deadline to Apply: February 01, 2016

The Getz Graduate Award is open to:

  • Full-time graduate students who have completed a minimum of 9 credit hours at Columbia at the time of application
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • Students who demonstrate financial need through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Note: Full-time Columbia College employees, Follett Graduate Merit Award recipients, graduate students-at-large, or Laban certificate students are not eligible for the Getz Graduate Award

Award based on:
  • Academic merit and financial need

Award amount:
  • Maximum of $4,000 (half awarded in Fall and half awarded in Spring)

Notification of the award:
  • All applicants will be notified by the scholarship committee by March 31, 2016. We regret that we are unable to give information regarding the committee's decisions over the telephone or by email.


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