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 the all Columbia College programs — Day, Evening, Nationwide locations and/or Online Education — are eligible to apply, and recipients may use the scholarship toward tuition, books or room fees.

The CCAA Advisory Board awarded eight $1,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Meet the 2018 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

To be considered for the 2019 CCAA Scholars Program, please review the following information.

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


  • Fully completed online application form
  • 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
  • Completed at least 24 credit hours with Columbia College
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the August 2019 session

Application: Applications must be completed online by the student applicant. If you believe you meet the eligibility requirements, submissions for the 2019 CCAA Scholars Program will open in January 2019.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted online no later than 5:00 p.m. CST, March 1, 2019.

Notification: All applicants are notified of the selection committee’s decision in April 2019. Scholarship recipients may apply award to room, tuition and/or book fees for the 2019-2020 Academic Year (August 2019-June 2020).