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The Columbia College Alumni Association, founded in 1964, recently initiated a scholarship program for Columbia College students. In 2013, the CCAA Scholars Program was created by the board of directors to support students who exhibit great passion for Columbia College and are committed to bettering themselves through education. The CCAA set a goal to raise $150,000 to fund the scholarship and reached that goal in less than one year.

Due to the generosity of several donors from around the country, the association is now able to award four scholarships to students who attend classes on the main campus, online or at any nationwide campus.

After receiving more than 200 applications for the scholarship program, the following students were recently honored with $1,000 awards as part of Christian College Reunion Weekend:

Monty Dodge – Moberly, Missouri – Columbia College-Moberly

Anna Ralls – Grandview, Missouri – Columbia College main campus

Vendale Walker – Santa Clara, California – Columbia College Online Program

Crystal Woolfolk – Kaiser, Missouri – Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks

The applicants were judged on the following criteria:

  • A fully completed online application form
  • A personal statement written by the student describing what his or her time at Columbia College has meant to him or her and how they feel CC has benefitted him or her
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Completed at least 24 credit hours with Columbia College

The award is for the 2015-2016 academic year and can be used for tuition, books and living expenses. For more information go to www.columbiacollegealumni.org/ccaascholars.