Visit Internal Scholarships and click on APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS to access the College-Wide Undergraduate 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 Hillary R. Kalish Endowed Scholarship application. There are four parts to the application:PART 1: ESSAY
Provide a brief description of your educational and vocational goals. Describe how your medical condition has affected your pursuit of these goals. Describe any achievements you wish to be considered by the scholarship committee.Your essay must be double-spaced and include your name and MyColumbia ID number in the upper right-hand corner of each page. Upload your response in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format.
PART 2: LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
One letter of recommendation is required from a Columbia faculty member.
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.
Remember to contact your recommenders directly before providing their information on the application. Since this application is part of the larger College-Wide Undergraduate Scholarship application, 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 letters. Requests made at the last minute are often difficult to fulfill by the deadline.
PART 3: PHYSICIAN'S STATEMENT
The application requires one of the following:
- A signed statement from your physician describing your medical challenge and how it will affect your capacity to attend Columbia. Download and print the Physician's Statement HERE, fill out the top section on page 1, and then send the form to your physician. Once your physician has completed and signed the form, return it to firstname.lastname@example.org;
2. A copy of documentation you have on file with the Services for Students with Disabilities office (SSD), also returned to email@example.com;
3. Your consent for the scholarship committee to confirm your documentation with SSD. You can provide your consent by answering "yes" to the question below.
NOTE: If you choose not to provide consent set forth in Paragraph 3 above, your documentation must be received by February 5, 2021 for your application to be considered complete.
PART 4: STUDENT AID REPORT
A current Student Aid Report (SAR) must be on file. To receive an SAR, students must complete a 2022-23 financial aid application (FAFSA) by February 1, 2022.
Access online applications through Internal Scholarships.