Why Give

Alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations can choose many ways to support Columbia College and directly impact our students. Here are some of the college's most pressing priorities:

Columbia College Fund

Gifts to the Columbia College Fund are put to work immediately by allowing us to address unique initiatives across the college, as well as helping us fund experiential learning for students through internship programs and opportunities to study abroad. A gift to the Columbia College Fund helps us sustain our vibrant liberal arts culture and offer a profound educational experience so that every student can reach their full potential. Learn more about the impact of your gift to the Columbia College Fund.

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Scholarships

Columbia College is proud to offer a variety of scholarships to deserving students across the country. Scholarships provide financial assistance to deserving Columbia College students nationwide based on need, merit and effort. A scholarship lessens a students' dependence on financial aid and, in turn; decreases the amount debt they’ll have to repay after graduation. Scholarships also benefit those who may not qualify for a need-based scholarship or a merit-based scholarship, therefore filling the gap and creating an opportunity. Learn more about the impact of your gift to a Columbia College Scholarship Fund.

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Cougar Athletics

Columbia College is part of NAIA Division I competitive sports. In 2017, men’s lacrosse and women’s bowling will be added to the current 15 competitive sports: men and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field, as well as women’s softball, women’s volleyball and men’s baseball. The competitive eSports team began its first season in fall 2016.  Learn more about the impact of your gift to Cougar Athletics.

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Nationwide and Online

Through its network of more than 30 Nationwide locations, the Day Campus and Evening Campus in Columbia, Missouri, and the Online Education program, the college serves more than 25,000 students annually. Learn more about the impact of your gift to a Nationwide Location or Scholarship.

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Brothers Ryan (left) and Matt Frappier received Presidential Awards during Columbia College's morning commencement ceremony.