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Center for Career Education Administered Funding Programs

The Center for Career Education administers four funding programs for undergraduate students. Please visit the links below to read about each program. We encourage students to apply to all programs for which they are eligible. Each program has its own requirements.

Columbia College Alumni and Parent Internship Fund  (APIF)

  • Eligibility: Currently registered Columbia College rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in good academic and disciplinary standing with at least a 3.0 GPA, receive Columbia grant-based financial aid, and have secured an unpaid or low paid (less than minimum wage) internship prior to the application deadline
  • Award: maximum of $5,000
  • Deadline: April 13, 2016
  • Program Contact: cce-apif@columbia.edu

Columbia Engineering Internship Fund (CEIF)

  • Eligibility: Currently registered Columbia Engineering rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in good academic and disciplinary standing with at least a 3.0 GPA, receive Columbia grant-based financial aid, and have secured an unpaid or low paid (less than minimum wage) engineering internship prior to the application deadline
  • Award: maximum of $5,000
  • Deadline: April 13, 2016
  • Program Contact: cce-ceif@columbia.edu

Columbia Undergraduate Startup Internship Fund (SIF)

  • Eligibility: Currently registered Columbia College, SEAS Undergraduate or General Studies rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in good academic and disciplinary standing with at least a 3.0 GPA, receive Columbia grant-based financial aid, and have secured an unpaid or low paid (less than minimum wage) startup internship prior to the application deadline
  • Award: maximum of $5,000
  • Deadline: April 13, 2016
  • Program Contact: cce-sif@columbia.edu

Work Exemption Program (WEP)

  • Eligibility: Currently registered Columbia College or School of Engineering and Applied Science undergraduate students who are in good academic and disciplinary standing with at least a 3.0 GPA, receive Columbia need-based financial aid that includes a semester or summer savings expectation, and have secured an unpaid internship prior to the application deadline
  • Award: Summer or academic year work expectations are replaced with a Columbia grant
  • Deadline: September 16, 2015 for fall
  • Program Contact: columbia-wep@columbia.edu

 


The Columbia University Fellowships Office offers guidance and support for students seeking alternative funding at both Columbia College and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Fellowships Office is located at 606 Kent Hall. Students may also refer to the Fellowships Office website which contains a highly recommended database of funding opportunities. Additionally, Columbia College has a listing of prizes and fellowships awarded to students for academic and extracurricular achievements. 

 

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