Student Financial Services

Open Doors Scholarship

for continuing students

The Open Doors Scholarship is a four-year program that was established to recognize the achievements of students graduating from a Chicago Public School and to assist in defraying the cost of tuition.

Note: Incoming freshmen who have graduated from a Chicago Public High School will be automatically considered for a Columbia College Chicago scholarship through the Columbia Scholar Award or Dean's Scholarship programs.

Renewable scholarship amount:
  • Range of $1,000 - $11,000 (half awarded in Fall and half awarded in Spring) for up to four years



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