Visit Internal Scholarships and click on APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS to access the College-Wide Undergraduate or College-Wide Graduate Scholarship Application. Only complete scholarship applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by the scholarship committee.
Please follow all directions carefully. Students must submit the following materials to make a complete Diversity and Inclusion Award application. There are three parts to the application:
PART 1: ESSAY
Provide a three- to five-page essay that addresses the following:
- There are many definitions and perceptions of what diversity and inclusion mean in our society. Discuss your personal experiences with diversity and inclusion and the conclusions you have drawn as a result. Based on your current perspectives, what do you predict for the future regarding equality and social justice?
PART 2: LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
One letter of recommendation is required from a Columbia faculty member who is familiar with your academic achievement or accomplishment in your major.
For your convenience, the online application will send an email notification directly to the person you've chosen to complete your recommendation. Please be prepared with the email address of your recommender.
Note: Remember to contact your recommender directly before providing their information on the application. Since this application is part of the larger College-Wide Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship applications, also note the specific scholarship(s) for which they will be recommending you. Be sure to give recommenders as much time as possible to write the letters. Requests made at the last minute are often difficult to fulfill by the deadline.PART 3: FAFSA SUBMISSION SUMMARY
A current FAFSA Submission Summary must be on file. To receive a FAFSA Submission Summary, students must complete a 2024-25 financial aid application (FAFSA) by March 1, 2024.
Access online applications through Internal Scholarships.