Andrew Ruzkowski Memorial Scholarship

for continuing undergraduate and graduate students

The Andrew Ruzkowski Memorial Scholarship was established to assist deserving Poetry students in defraying tuition costs.

Extended Deadline to Apply: March 01, 2024

 Application will be available November 1, 2023.


The Andrew Ruzkowski Memorial Scholarship is open to:

  • Full-time, undergraduate and graduate Poetry students who will complete at least one full-time semester at Columbia by the end of the Fall 2023 semester
    • Graduate students enrolled in a 0 credit hour thesis continuance course are not eligible to apply.
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Students who demonstrate financial need through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the year of awarding. The 2024-25 FAFSA must be submitted by the scholarship application deadline for Andrew Ruzkowski Memorial Scholarship consideration.

Note: Full-time Columbia employees, graduate students whose full tuition amount is covered by another source, and graduate students-at-large are not eligible for the Andrew Ruzkowski Memorial Scholarship.

 Fellowship based on:

  • Financial need
  • Demonstration of talent, ability, or accomplishment in poetry
Scholarship amount:
  • Up to $3,000 awarded half in Fall and half in Spring
Notification of the scholarship:
  • Applicants will be notified by email in April/May 2024




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