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 Peter Thompson Endowed Memorial Scholarship application. There are three parts to the application:
PART 1: CREATIVE SAMPLES
A submitted digital portfolio of work is required:
- 15-20 images. Work from one or two sustained projects is recommended. A portfolio that demonstrates an ambitious commitment to exploring one subject or idea is an important plus.
- All images may be submitted in one file, but additional upload space will be provided.
Upload your sample in .pdf, .doc, .docx or .jpg format. Note: Upload size limit is 50MB.
Cinema and Television Arts students:
- Submit a creative sample of your best work in your concentration, either a short film or video (no more than a total of seven minutes), script, or three to five photographs/drawings.
Please upload documents in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format.
Please upload videos in .mov, .wmv, .flv, or .mp4 format, or upload a .pdf, .doc, or .docx document with an external link to your video. Note: Upload size limit is 50MB.
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.
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: 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 February 1, 2024.
Access online applications throughInternal Scholarships.