External Scholarships

External scholarships are funds that you apply for and receive from any source not affiliated with Columbia College Chicago. These scholarships can be from a community religious, or professional organization, or even your high school. Take a look around; you might be surprised by how many awards are available.

External Scholarship Opportunities

On this page, we've collected some scholarship opportunities that we want to share with you. We update this page as we're able, but it is not and could never be exhaustive. There are many small scholarships out there that could add up for you. We're certain that your own search will turn up some that we didn't find.

Scholarship Blog

Finding an External Scholarship

Some websites are devoted to aggregating scholarships from across the internet. Each of the sites listed below could be a good place to start your search.

Before you apply, check out our quick tips when searching for scholarships. 

Scholarship Finders

Specialty Scholarships

Informational Sites

For International Students

Academic Dates and Deadlines