The Columbians College Scholarship

May 1, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

The Columbians is a New Jersey-based Italian-American Philanthropic Organization. Since our inception in 1982, we have provided over $2,000,000 in scholarship and financial hardship assistance to citizens of Northern New Jersey.

Our club provides approximately 30 college scholarships yearly, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. In addition, The Columbians provide ongoing financial support for college students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic performance and financial need.

Scholarship Details

  • 30 scholarships awarded annually, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000
  • Over $2,000,000 provided in scholarships and financial assistance since 1982
  • Ongoing support for college students with outstanding academic performance and financial need

Eligibility Criteria

  • SAT/ACT score
  • Must be a high school senior
  • Residing in Bergen or Passaic County, New Jersey
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic achievement
  • Active involvement in community and extracurricular activities
  • Interest in Italian heritage, art, music, or culture

Application Process

  1. Verify eligibility based on residency, academic performance, and interest in Italian culture
  2. Prepare and submit an essay along with evidence of community involvement and special circumstances
  3. Include SAT/ACT scores as part of the application

Although consideration for our scholarship award is available to all senior students residing in Bergen or Passaic County, we are particularly interested in students who not only demonstrate excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, service to their community, and financial need but who demonstrate an interest in Italian heritage, art, music, or culture. Scholarship Search