CCAA Scholars Program

The CCAA works diligently to build affinity for the college and is dedicated to paying it forward. In 2013, the CCAA Advisory Board created its first endowed scholarship to assist Columbia College students to commemorate 50 years of serving alumni worldwide. The CCAA Scholars Program benefits students who exhibit notable affinity for Columbia College. Students of all Columbia College programs are eligible to apply, and recipients may use the scholarship toward tuition, books or room fees.

How to Support

Alumni and friends of Columbia College have the ability to turn the dream of a quality education into solid reality. Scholarships lessen a student's dependence on financial aid and reduce the amount of loans required to pay back after graduation. Support the CCAA Scholars Program.

How to Apply

To be considered for the 2020 CCAA Scholars Program, please review the following information. Eligible full-time students will be considered for a $1,000 scholarship, and eligible part-time students will be considered for a $500 scholarship.

Who’s eligible: Any active undergraduate or graduate Columbia College student who is degree-seeking with a minimum of 2.75 GPA and has completed at least 24 credit hours at any Columbia College campus or location.


  • Fully completed online application form, including a personal statement of up to 100 words written by the student describing what your time at Columbia College has meant to you and how it has benefited you
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 (at time of submission)
  • Completed at least 24 credit hours with Columbia College (at time of submission)
  • Recipient must be in good standing with the college
  • Recipient must enroll for the August 2020 session

Application: Applications must be completed online by the student applicant. If you believe you meet the eligibility requirements, submissions for the 2020 CCAA Scholars Program are now open.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. CST, Friday, March 13, 2020.

Notification: All applicants are notified of the selection committee’s decision in April 2020. Scholarship recipients may apply award to room, tuition and/or book fees for the 2020-2021 Academic Year (August 2020-July 2021).

Submit a CCAA Scholars Program Application.