How to Apply for Our Scholarship


Greater Columbus Community Helping Hands, Inc.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be from the greater Columbus community, which includes Columbus, Gahanna, Pickerington, Worthington, Westerville, Reynoldsburg, Dublin, Hilliard, Scholar House, Pheasant Run and Marsh Run communities.
  • Candidate must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater based on a 4.0 scale
  • Candidate must have completed one grading period by the application deadline date
  • Candidate must be enrolled in an accredited public or nonprofit college or university in the United States
  • Candidate may or may not be a participant in their College Honors Program
  • Candidate must also meet one of the following criteria:

Selection Criteria

Recipients are chosen on the basis of the following selection criteria:

  1. Academic potential
  2. Financial need
  3. Community Service
  4. Involvement in extracurricular activities
  5. Special need


  • Scholarship awards are paid to the college or university the student is attending.
  • Awards may be used for books and fees only.
  • Scholarships vary based on funds availability.

How to Apply

  1. Applications are available on line at the Columbus Foundation.
  2. Applications which are not submitted electronically should be mailed  to:
    The Columbus Foundation
    attn:  Scholarship Administrator,
    1234 E. Broad Street,
    Columbus, Ohio 43205

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View Awardees from Previous Years 

Awardees - 2006 (pdf)
Awardees - 2007 (pdf)
Awardees - 2008 (pdf)
Awardees - 2009 (pdf)

View The Graduates

The Graduates (pdf)



Helping Hands Provides

College scholarships to disadvantaged young people to pay for books, supplies and fees so they can succeed in college.

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Two easy steps
Step 1 Check your eligibility. 
Step 2 Complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form.

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