Chicagoland Transfer Award

For incoming transfer students

The Chicagoland Transfer Award was established to recognize transfer students from eligible Chicago area community colleges.

The Chicagoland Transfer Award application will open on January 2, 2024.

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2024


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students whose most recent enrollment was at a qualifying community college and have been admitted to Columbia for Fall 2024
  • Students who have a minimum of 30 graded college credit hours
  • Students who have earned a cumulative college grade point average of 3.0
  • Students who complete the award application essay as part of the admission process
  • International students may be considered

Award based on:

  • Academic merit
Renewable award amount:
  • One award up to full tuition (Fall and Spring semesters only)
  • Ten awards up to $15,000 (half awarded in Fall and half awarded in Spring)


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