Student Financial Services

Gianna Esposito Scholarship

for continuing undergraduate students

The Gianna Esposito Scholarship was established to recognize a Photography, Music, or Dance student who has demonstrated interest in or engagement with a community-based not-for-profit organization. Students committed to using their chosen artistic field/major to enhance the mission and goals of a community-based organization will be given priority consideration.

Deadline to Apply: February 01, 2017

The Gianna Esposito Scholarship is open to:

  • Undergraduate Photography, Music, or Dance majors who have completed between 30 and 59 credit hours at Columbia at the time of application and plan to enroll full-time in Fall 2017
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • Students who demonstrate artistic interest in or involvement with a community not-for-profit organization
  • Students who demonstrate financial need through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Scholarship based on:
  • Academic and artistic merit
  • Financial need

Scholarship amount:
  • Maximum of $1,250 (half awarded in Fall and half awarded in Spring)

Notification of the scholarship:
  • All applicants will be notified by the scholarship committee by mail by March 31, 2017.


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