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.

2020 Receipients

From more than 90 deserving applicants, the selection committee of the CCAA Advisory Board awarded nine students $1,000 each for the 2020-2021 academic year. Meet the 2020 CCAA Scholars Program recipients.

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

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: Submissions for the 2020 CCAA Scholars Program closed March 13, 2020.

Notification: All applicants are notified of the selection committee’s decision in April 2020.

Looking ahead: The 2021 application will open in January 2021. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations for more information.