Kamoinge-Ferman Scholarship

for continuing undergraduate students

The Kamoinge-Ferman Scholarship was established to provide tuition funds to help defray the additional costs of travel associated with African/African America Studies/African Diaspora research projects. Preference will be given to those traveling internationally but awards also apply to those traveling within the United States.


The Kamoinge-Ferman Scholarship is open to:

  • Full-time students who plan to participate in an approved research project offered through the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department
  • Students who complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at Columbia by the end of the Fall semester
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Students able to submit an essay on the life and culture of an African American who lived a life committed to international understanding, solidarity, and/or travel
  • Students who demonstrate financial need through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
Scholarship based on:
  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
Scholarship amount:
  • Maximum of $1,500
Notification of the scholarship:
  • All applicants will be notified by email. 


Contact: Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department - 312-369-7295 or scholarships@colum.edu


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