Scholarship Search: Columbus Citizens Foundation

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

This scholarship may provide a Columbus Day gift for students of Italian heritage who have proven academic track records and are leaders in their communities. The renewable scholarship helps students with demonstrated financial need partially cover college costs.

Scholarship: Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Columbus Citizens Foundation

Amount: $1,000 – $8,000 (varies based upon student’s demonstrated need)

Eligible Students: Current high school seniors who are of at least 25% Italian descent, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and live in households that meet the designated income guidelines (see website).

How to Apply: Complete an online application and submit all supporting documents by the published deadline. If selected, students must enroll in an Italian language course (if offered) at the college level. Also, winners must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA while enrolled in college.

Deadline: February 1

Website: https://www.columbuscitizensfd.org/scholarships/college.html

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross.