Scholarships to Lifelong Learners and Course Auditing

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Scholarships to Lifelong Learners and Course Auditing


Columbia University funds up to two courses per year for each of 100 residents per year (50 residents from NYCHA Manhattanville and Grant Houses and 50 residents from the local community) to participate in Columbia's School of Continuing Education Lifelong Learners Program, designed for individuals over 65 years of age committed to the principles of lifelong education, and Course Auditing program, designed for adults not currently enrolled in college, with the opportunity to attend selected lectures drawn from CU’s offerings in the Arts and Sciences.


The Manhattanville Course Auditing Program and Lifelong Learners Program are available to residents of Manhattanville Houses, Grant Houses and the local community. 

Columbia’s Implementation Plan

The most recent Implementation Plan Report submitted to Empire State Development, along with evidence of compliance, is available below:

Implementation Plan Report - Scholarships to Lifelong Learners and Course Auditing

1. Link to program information and criteria for admission

2. Annual report

How to Access

For more information about the program, please visit: