Skip to main content


Scholarships are a form of aid that assists students with paying for their education. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Generally, scholarships are awarded to students with special qualifications, such as academic talent or financial need. Scholarships may be set up to support a specific type of work like community service or support an under-represented group of students.

Columbus State Community College offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarships are available to recent high school graduates, new students, current students and returning students. Columbus State Community College students also receive a wide variety of scholarships from external donors and outside resources.

Attention: The scholarship application for SPRING semester 2018 will be open from October 16th, 2017 through November 19th, 2017. Please click on our View and Apply tab to update your existing application  or submit a new one if this is your first time applying.

View and Apply for Scholarships


Future Leaders High School Scholarship - 2018-19 Academic Year. NOW OPEN

This Future Leaders high Scholarship is now open for the 2018-19 school year.  The scholarship is open to incoming Freshman who will graduate in the spring of 2018 and have graduated for any high school in Franklin, Delaware, Union or Madison Counties. Applicant must have a minim high school GPA of 2.5 to qualify.  Please click on the "View and Apply For Scholarships" tab above to complete your online scholarship application.


Future Scientists of Ohio Scholarship Program

The Future Scientists of Ohio Scholarship Program provides full-tuition scholarships over two years for students focused on the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Medicine (STEM) fields.

Future Scientists web site

Honors Program Scholarship

Students who complete the Honors Program application and are admitted into the program will automatically be considered for an Honors Program scholarship (up to $2,000 per academic year, renewable for two years). No additional scholarship application is required.

The Columbus State Community College Foundation Scholarships

CLOSED: Columbus State Foundation Scholarships provide funding for student tuition and fees. To view the current list of 2017-2087 school year  Foundation scholarships, visit the CSCC Online Scholarship Application System.


External Scholarship Resources

2018 Columbus Rotary Phoenix Scholarship

Once again, Columbus Rotary is pleased to offer unique financial support opportunities for non-traditional students through our Phoenix Scholarship program. The Phoenix Scholarship program was created to recognize and support those students who did not pursue post-secondary education immediately after high school, are pursuing a second career, were not academically strong enough for scholarships, returned to college, etc. In particular, the Phoenix Scholarship program is meant to support hard-working post-secondary students who have a proven academic performance by providing them with scholarships they may have missed out on because they are outside the "traditional pipeline" for academic-based scholarships.

We are very proud of this program and each year it has grown. Last year we awarded ten $2,500 scholarships. This year we anticipate awarding scholarships of $1,250 to part-time students carrying six or more credit hours and $2,500 scholarships to full-time students carrying 12 or more hours. The awards will be presented to qualifying students attending colleges and universities in Franklin County.

Deadline for application is March 1, 2018. The attached document outlines the overview and the application form. The application form should be filled out and submitted electronically and sent via e-mail with all attachments to

Application Form

You may print the overview and use it as a flyer for bulletin boards around your campus. Also, the document may be posted as a link on your website.

There is also a link to these documents available on the homepage of the Columbus Rotary site at

Jay Cash Scholarship

Jay Cash Scholarship is available online at this link It can also be found by going to ScholarLink and searching for the scholarship.

The eligibility criteria are listed below, and the deadline is March 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be attending either Columbus College of Art & Design or Columbus State Community College.
  • Candidates must be pursuing a degree in one of the following program areas: Digital Design & Graphics; Animation; Illustration; Media Arts; or Photography.
  • Candidates must have already completed one full year of study.
  • Candidates must be employed (full-time or part-time).
  • Candidates must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.


External scholarships are awarded by agencies, clubs and organizations outside of Columbus State Community College. These agencies send application information to the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office to encourage Columbus State Community College students to apply. Students selected for an external scholarships should have their award checks marked to CSCC Financial Aid Office, Attn: Scholarships, 550 East Spring Street, Rhodes hall Rm 143, Columbus, Ohio 43215 For more information, visit the External Scholarship Resources page.