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Center for Career Education Administered Funding Programs

The Center for Career Education administers five 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.

It is important to check the eligibility requirements for each program:

Scheidt Internship Fund for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities 

  • 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 and have secured an unpaid or low paid (less than minimum wage) internship prior to the application deadline at a non-profit or non-governmental organization working to prevent genocide and mass atrocities.
  • Award: maximum of $5,000
  • Deadline: April 13, 2016
  • Program Contact: cce-scheidt@columbia.edu

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, receive Columbia need-based financial aid that includes a semester or summer savings expectation, and have secured an unpaid internship, research or volunteer experience prior to the application deadline
    • Award: Summer or academic year work expectations are replaced with a Columbia grant
    • Deadline: April 13, 2016 for summer
    • 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.

     

    Columbia Specific Resources

    Columbia College and School of Engineering and Applied Science

    School of General Studies

    Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Fellowships

    Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Summer Funding Page

    School of the Arts

    Presidential Global Fellowships

     

    General Resources

    Foundation Directory

    Foundation for Sustainable Development

    FinAid

    GrantsNet

    Institute of International Education