Student Financial Services

Joan and Irving Harris Scholar Award

for incoming and continuing undergraduate students

The Joan and Irving Harris Scholar Award was established to recognize outstanding students who have intended or declared Early Childhood Education as their major.

  • Incoming Student Priority Consideration: January 15, 2016
  • Continuing Student Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

The Joan and Irving Harris Scholar Award is open to:

  • Enrolled full-time Early Childhood Education majors
  • Incoming freshmen and transfer students with an intended major in Early Childhood Education and entering Columbia for the first time in the Fall 2015 semester. Priority consideration is given to students who have been admitted to Columbia by January 15, 2016
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Award based on:
  • Academic merit

Renewable award amount:
  • Maximum of $5,000 (half awarded in Fall and half awarded in Spring)

Notification of the award:
  • Recipients 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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