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The Columbus Public Schools Foundation is honored to be able to award scholarships to graduating seniors each year. With the Foundation scholarship program Seniors are one application away from being selected a recipient for one of the 19 scholarships being offered. On behalf of the Columbus Public Schools we thank the individual donors of these scholarships for investing in student’s lives after Columbus High School.

Click one of the choices below to access the 2016-17 Scholarship Application
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Congratulations to the
2016 Scholarship Recipients!

$5,000 Nielsen Family Scholarship – Alexis Milburn

$2,000 Class of 1940 War Memorial Scholarship – Ryan Pauley

$1,500 Christopher John Saalfeld Memorial Scholarship – Cole Beiermann

$1,000 Speice Scholarship – Alexis Liebig

$1,000 Edward A. Babka Scholarship – Jessica Humphrey

$1,000 Wilson-Covert Centennial Scholarship – Brelyn Borer and Caitlin Edzards

$875 Joyce Malena Memorial Scholarship for Female Students – Emily Grant

$500 Columbus United Federal Credit Union  Scholarship- Jon Luckey

$250 Pinnacle Bank Scholarship – Alyssa Downs

$250 Pinnacle Bank Central Community College Scholarship – Wade Schaad

Award a Scholarship

The Columbus Public School would not be able to award scholarships to graduating seniors with out the continuous support of individual’s that are committed to education in Columbus. Creating a memorial, individual, or business scholarship with the Foundation is very simple. To inquire about awarding a scholarship contact Kim Kwapnioski at 402-563-7000 ext. 13085 or visit the Foundation office located in the CPS Administration Building located at 2508 27th St.

Benefits of awarding a scholarship through the CPS Foundation include: 

  • Assistance in creating scholarship criteria

  • Information passed on to students by school counselors and assemblies

  • Advertisement of scholarships in newsletters, social media, Foundation and CPS website

  • Applications become anonymous to the selection committee by a coded number system

  • The Foundation office supervises the selection process to ensure fairness

  • Funds are distributed directly to the recipients education institution of choice to ensure criteria is met

  • Donors are invited to present the scholarship on Honors Night