Student Financial Services

Third-Party Scholarship

For incoming and continuing undergraduate students

The Third-Party Scholarship was established to recognize students who are successful in obtaining a scholarship from an external source, or third-party, (foundation, agency, or not for profit organization) and applying it toward their tuition and fee costs at Columbia.

Deadline for the 2014-2015 Award Year: August 01, 2014

Deadline for the 2015-2016 Award Year: August 01, 2015

The Third-Party Scholarship is open to:
  • Incoming and continuing undergraduate students in a degree seeking program
  • Students with a current FAFSA application on file who have an EFC of $18,000 or less
  • Students who obtain a third-party scholarship(s) totaling $6,000 or less

Award amount:
  • Matched to the amount of the third-party scholarship(s) up to $2,000 per academic year.
  • Funds are awarded until exhausted and are not guaranteed.

Please instruct third-party to make payment payable to Columbia College Chicago and send to  Columbia College Chicago, Attn:  Student Financial Services, 600 South Michigan, Chicago, IL  60605. Make sure third-party includes the student's full name and eligibility of the award.