The Scholarship Day competition includes a writing exercise and a personal interview with Columbia College faculty and staff. The competition is on the following dates on the Columbia College campus in Columbia, Missouri — just a two-hour drive from either St. Louis or Kansas City.
Throughout the day, faculty, staff and students will be available to answer any questions you may have about the college and provide information about degree programs, student clubs and organizations, residential life and community activities.
We welcome and encourage parents to attend Scholarship Day. Sessions are planned to provide both students and parents with important information about Columbia College.
This page will be updated when the exact date has been chosen.
The Top 15 Awards
The Columbia College Scholarship is awarded to five students and is worth full tuition, room and board. The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to five students and is worth full tuition. The Dean’s Scholarship is awarded to five students and is worth 75% of tuition. Each scholarship can be renewed based upon academic performance.
Who is eligible to participate?
All new freshmen and transfer students who will be attending our traditional day campus are eligible to compete for one of many scholarships that Columbia College offers.
If you are interested in attending Scholarship Day, please submit all application materials one week prior to the day you compete. This includes:
- Completed application for admission with $35 fee (fee waived if you applied prior to January 1st)
- High school transcript
- Any college transcripts (this includes dual credit)
- ACT or SAT scores
- Resume of high school, community and leadership activities
- Two letters of recommendation
Please complete the form. Following your reply, you will receive a confirmation packet with directions to Columbia College, a detailed activity schedule and Columbia lodging information. If you have questions or special needs, feel free to contact the Admissions Office at (800) 231-2391, ext. 7352.
See what other scholarships are available with the Scholarship Finder.