Columbia College prize patrol arrives at high schoolEach year, Columbia College Admissions staff, and other college representatives bring excitement to an otherwise common high school day.

Throughout the fall and early Spring, prospective students participate in interviews competing for one of ten full tuition scholarships, five of which also offer full room and board.

While it is exciting simply to know these excellent students are coming to CC in the fall, perhaps one of the most exciting parts of the process is the ability to go to students’ high schools and surprise them in front of their peers with, quite literally, a big check.