Columbia offers a variety of scholarships for students. Scholarships are based on one or more of the following criteria: academic merit, area of study, financial need, creative work, leadership, and public service. Information and applications for Columbia scholarships, both college-wide and department-specific, are available at

Each scholarship has a unique application process, and students should make sure their applications are submitted on time and complete. Take note of each application deadline, which, for many Columbia scholarships, is in February. Students can apply for any Columbia-based scholarship through OASIS by locating the Scholarship Manager. Students can also locate external scholarship links by visiting scholarships.