About

The Columbus Promise

The Columbus Promise can help you succeed in college and in careers you’re passionate about.

About The Columbus Promise

The Columbus Promise is a new program for Columbus City Schools graduates. The Columbus Promise Scholarship award will cover tuition and fees after the Pell grant (if eligible) and any tuition-restricted scholarship(s), as well as provide an additional $500 per semester for educational expenses, for up to six semesters at Columbus State Community College. In collaboration with internal and external partners, Columbus Promise Advisors will empower Columbus Promise scholars to develop skills, behaviors, and habits that contribute to success in and beyond college.

Students must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all additional documents required by the financial aid process
  • Apply to Columbus State Community College
  • Complete the Columbus Promise application
  • Graduate from Columbus City Schools high school in the 2022-2023 academic year.

If you complete these steps, you will be eligible to receive The Columbus Promise Scholarship award for the 2022-2023 school year.

Satisfactory Academic Progress The Columbus Promise Scholarship is renewable for up to six semesters. To maintain eligibility, Columbus Promise Scholars must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours that apply toward a Federal Aid-eligible degree or certificate, maintain continuous enrollment in Autumn and Spring semesters (summer enrollment is optional), continue to meet the standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each semester, and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any additional documents required by the financial aid process each academic year. Furthermore, students are required to communicate individually with their Columbus Promise Advisor and develop their plan for success as Columbus Promise Scholars.

Currently, the program is open to the Columbus City Schools classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024. 

Find out more about Columbus State Community College and The Columbus Promise  https://www.cscc.edu/go/columbus-promise/

The Columbus Promise Team