Scholarship Info

The Columbians annually award between $25,000 and $50,000 in scholarships to area students. Each award generally ranges from $1,000 to $2,000 for the successful candidate. Applications are available by clicking Scholarship Applications.

The Scholarship Committee of the Columbians reviews each application and considers the following criteria:

The Columbians annual scholarship info

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Prior recipients are encouraged to apply for subsequent awards. Scholarship awards for sophomore, junior and senior years do not exceed $1,000. The application for a subsequent award is consists of the prior year’s tax return for the applicants parents or guardians, an official transcript showing the applicant’s grades for the fall semester and a letter to the Committee indicating the request for a scholarship. In the letter, the applicant is encouraged to bring to the committee’s attention any relevant information regarding the applicant’s qualifications. The letter generally is one or two pages in length.


Scholarship Application Form


*Please include any amounts due to alimony, child maintenance, or child support payments






Please attach a document with the following essays.
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Please indicate the Italian American your most admire and why?
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Please indicate what it means to you to be an Italian-American?

Please have your guidance counselor mail to the address below a copy of your transcripts along with your SAT Scores, GPA, and remarks on your community involvement and social responsibility.

All the information appearing on this application will be treated with the strictest confidence. Any inaccuracies will automatically disqualify the applicant from consideration. The decision of the Philanthropic Committee will be final. Publication of the relative merits of the candidates will not be made.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US IN OUR DECISION MAKING PROCESS. Please mail us a copy of your family's IRS Form 1040, including schedules A&B for the past and current year. If you feel any additional information would benefit your application, please mail them along with the previously requested.

By CLICKING ON SUBMIT to this form you and your father/mother/guardian attest to the truthfulness of all the statements made in this application and understand the contents thereof.

Mailing Address:

The Columbians
302 Union Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601