Undergraduate Scholarships for Local Aid-Eligible Students

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Undergraduate Scholarships for Aid-Eligible Students from the Local Community


In an effort to encourage local students to attend Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University recruits qualified students from the local community.  Columbia University has established a scholarship fund to serve up to 40 aid-eligible undergraduate students per year who are admitted to Columbia College and/or The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, with funding made available to meet their fully demonstrated financial need.


Local high school students who are:

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 - Undergraduate Scholarships for Local Aid-Eligible Students

1. Annual report reflecting prior academic year awards

How to Access

Recruitment efforts are conducted at high schools in the local community.  Columbia University hosts an annual Summer College Fair as part of the University's local outreach efforts.

Students must undergo Columbia’s undergraduate admissions process.  For more information, contact Columbia’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions.