Community Scholars Application Information

Applications for the next Columbia Community Scholars cohort beginning in Fall of 2019 are currently being accepted.

Applications are due on Thursday, May 9th.

You must be a Borough of Manhattan resident living north of 96th Street
You cannot have a current affiliation with Columbia University
You must have a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent


How to Apply

Please submit your application online, via e-mail or hand deliver all materials (materials will not be returned) in one package, no later than Thursday, May 9th, 2019.

Online (Preferred)
Please combine all documents into one compiled PDF and submit via this form. Note, a Google account is required for submission.

Compile your application into one PDF document and email Please note, emails with more than 5MB of attachments will not be accepted.

Hand Delivery
Compile your application into one package and drop off to our offices between the hours of 10:00AM and 4:00PM. Materials cannot be returned.

Community Scholars Program
Office of Government & Community Affairs
Columbia University
309 Low Library
535 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027

For more detailed information visit

Please direct inquiries about the Columbia Community Scholars Program to (212) 854-4822 or

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