Columbia Creatives Award

for incoming students

Students who graduate from an eligible Arts Schools Network high school or the Chicago Academy for the Arts with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and are admitted to Columbia College Chicago are guaranteed a renewable Columbia Creatives Award.

 

The Columbia Creatives Award is open to:

  • Exceptional high school seniors who are enrolled at an eligible Arts Schools Network high school or the Chicago Academy for the Arts at the time of admission to Columbia, or who have graduated from one of these schools no more than 12 months prior to admission
  • Admitted students entering for the first time in the Fall 2020 semester
  • Students who have earned a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Please note: Recipients of the Columbia Creatives Award are not eligible for the Chicago STAR Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Columbia CPS Award, Columbia Senn Award, Columbia Curie Award, Columbia Dyett Award, Columbia Lane Tech Award, Columbia ChiArts Award, Columbia Westinghouse Award, or Columbia OneGoal Award.

Award based on:
  • Academic achievement

Renewable award amount based on high school GPA:

  • 3.75 or higher: $15,000
  • 3.50 — 3.74: $14,500
  • 3.26 — 3.49: $14,000
  • 3.0 — 3.25: $13,500

Notification of the scholarship:

  • Recipients will be notified through their Financial Aid Award Letter.

Questions?

Contact: Enrollment Management at scholarships@colum.edu

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