Diversity and Inclusion Award

for continuing undergraduate and graduate students

The Diversity and Inclusion Award was established to encourage students to focus on the importance of diversity in higher education and in their experience at Columbia College Chicago specifically, while preparing them for life in a global society.

Deadline to Apply: February 01, 2022

Application will be available October 2021. 

The Diversity and Inclusion Award is open to:

    • Full-time undergraduate students who complete a minimum of 12 credits hours at Columbia by the end of the Fall 2021 semester
    • Full-time graduate students who complete a minimum of 9 credit hours at Columbia by the end of the Fall 2020 semester
    • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
    • Students who demonstrate financial need through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2022-23 FAFSA must be submitted by February 1, 2022 for Diversity and Inclusion Award consideration.
    • Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents

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 Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Award based on:

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
Award amount:
  • Up to $4,000 (half awarded in Fall and half awarded in Spring)
Notification of the award:
  • All applicants will be notified by email in March 2022.


Contact: scholarships@colum.edu


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