Visit Internal Scholarships and click on APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS to access the Kamoinge-Ferman 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 Kamoinge-Ferman Scholarship application. There are three parts to the application:
You must submit essays for both topics:
- In 600 words, describe why you want to participate in a research project and explain specifically how this will help your work in African/African American Studies.
- Provide an original three- to five-page essay on a person of African descent who lived a life committed to international understanding, solidarity, and/or travel. Include a bibliography.
PART 2: LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Two letters of recommendation are required. One should be from a faculty member in your major department and another from any department or office of your choice at Columbia.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. 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: STUDENT AID REPORT
A current Student Aid Report (SAR) must be on file. To receive an SAR, students must complete a financial aid application (FAFSA) by the application deadline.
Access online applications throughInternal Scholarships.