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The Foundation offers hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships every year.

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The Mission of the Columbus State Foundation is to identify, cultivate, and secure resources while serving as responsible financial stewards to advance educational opportunities, programs, and services at Columbus State Community College.

As the region’s only open-access institution, Columbus State enrolls approximately 25,000 students each semester. More Central Ohio residents attend Columbus State Community College than any other college or university. For fifty years, Columbus State has been the front door to higher learning, providing an accessible, affordable, point of access to a quality college education.

The work of the Columbus State Foundation helps empower individuals to change their lives while building a future-ready workforce for our community and a brighter, more prosperous outlook for our shared future. Get involved today by: Investing in our Students, Investing in our Future, Investing in our Community, and Investing in our Region’s Prosperity.

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First Generation Scholarship Program


John S. Riley, II Training Series


Employee Giving Through Payroll Deduction