Columbia College Chicago - Chicago Public Schools Award

Scholarship Overview:
Students need to complete their undergraduate admission application and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships are awarded through July 2022, if funds are available, and recipients are notified through their Financial Aid Award Letter. Please note: typically, scholarships are awarded to students who are planning to enroll for the fall term. However, there are a limited number of scholarships offered to students who begin their studies in the spring term.

Website: Columbia College Chicago Scholarships
Incoming Students: Please review information listed here

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Complete your undergraduate admission application for Columbia College Chicago
  • Students from CPS are automatically considered for all CPS-related scholarships with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • The Columbia OneGoal Award are for students with a 2.75 GPA or higher who are a part of the OneGoal organization.

If you’re a freshman, sophomore, or junior in high school, you can get early scholarships from Columbia now! RaiseMe lets you earn scholarships for achievements such as grades, community service, test scores, leadership roles, and more, so you’ll know how much financial aid you can depend on before you even apply. Find out more and sign up for your account on Columbia’s RaiseMe site.

Renewable: Yes
Open to DREAMers: Yes
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Up to $15,000 per year