The Columbians annually award between $50,000 and $75,000 in scholarships to area students. Each award generally ranges from $1,000 to $2,000 for the successful candidate. Applications are available by clicking Scholarship Applications.
The Scholarship Committee of the Columbians reviews each application and considers the following criteria:
1 .Financial Need
4.Community and extracurricular involvement
Prior recipients are encouraged to apply for subsequent awards. Scholarship awards for sophomore, junior and senior years do not exceed $1,000. The application for a subsequent award is consists of the prior year’s tax return for the applicants parents or guardians, an official transcript showing the applicant’s grades for the fall semester and a letter to the Committee indicating the request for a scholarship. In the letter, the applicant is encouraged to bring to the committee’s attention any relevant information regarding the applicant’s qualifications. The letter generally is one or two pages in length.