Third-Party Scholarship

For continuing undergraduate students

The Third-Party Scholarship was established to recognize students who are successful in obtaining a scholarship from an external source, or third-party (foundation, agency, or not for profit organization), and applying it toward their tuition and fee costs at Columbia.

This program is closed for consideration.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students who obtained a third-party scholarship(s) totaling $6,000 or less and received the Third-Party Scholarship at Columbia during 2016-17
  • Undergraduate students in a degree-seeking program
  • Students with a current FAFSA application on file who have an EFC of $18,000 or less
Scholarship amount:
  • Matched to the amount of the third-party scholarship(s) up to $2,000 per academic year.
  • Funds are awarded until exhausted and are not guaranteed.



  • Scholarship payments are to be made payable to Columbia College Chicago and sent to Columbia College Chicago, Attn: Student Financial Services, 600 South Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605. 
  • Third-party officials may require an Enrollment Verification form filled out by the college. Please visit Columbia's Office of the Registrar webpage to learn how to obtain an Enrollment Verification form.
  • If letter/document is submitted on August 1 then funds must be received by the college 60 days after enrollment.


Contact: Student Financial Services


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