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Columbus Guarini Scholarship

The Honorable Frank Guarini, CCF Board Member and Chair of John Cabot University's Board of Trustees, made a generous donation to the Columbus Citizens Foundation from which five (5) John Cabot University student scholarships. The amount awarded will be $5,000 per student each year.

Eligibility: Transfer, degree-seeking or study abroad students planning to attend John Cabot University. Students need to be of Italian descent (at least 25% Italian) with a GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher.

Process: Families of students interested in receiving the Columbus Guarini scholarship must submit an application online and the required support documents to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. A committee reviews and evaluates the applications and asks selected applicants and their families to visit the Foundation for a mandatory interview.

Approximately one month after interviews, the committee decides which applicants will be awarded scholarships. Parents/Guardians/Applicants are notified by mail of the committee’s decision.

All students who are selected as Columbus Citizens Foundation College Scholarship Recipients are required to enroll in Italian Language course(s) if offered at the chosen school to fulfill their school’s language requirements. Additionally, all recipients are required to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher.

How To Apply

The scholarship application process is now open for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please read all instructions before applying. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

STEP 1: Click here to download and print the 2017 CCF Columbus Guarini Scholarship Guidelines and the Academic Performance Verification Form that must be completed by a school guidance counselor or principal. The Academic Performance Verification Form can be found on page 3.

STEP 2: Click here for the 2017 CCF Columbus Guarini Scholarship Application.
- Create an account if you do not already have one.
- When prompted to choose a school, you MUST choose Columbus Citizens Foundation College Scholarship Program. DO NOT CHOOSE YOUR OWN SCHOOL. Later in the application, you will be asked to list colleges/universities you are applying to in order of preference. Please be sure to list John Cabot University.

STEP 3: Complete the online application and submit to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment by the Wednesday, March 15, 2017 deadline.

STEP 4: Submit all required support documents directly to FACTS (by mail, fax or uploaded with your application) by the Wednesday, March 15, 2017 deadline.

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.