Support Our Students

No two Columbians are quite alike. Hailing from over 90 countries and even more walks of life, our diversity is our greatest strength, for it compels each student to confront myriad worldviews across seminar tables and throughout residence halls, and in the pulsing city beyond College Walk. Our education is rooted in the real world – in internships and summer experiences, in strengthened community bonds and holistic advising -- and guarantees success for every path being charted and dreamed up by our undergraduates each day.

The College opens its doors to the finest students, regardless of their resources or background. We are investing in a comprehensive approach to student life by nurturing intellectual activity, emotional and physical well-being and skills that enable agility in a world of uncertainty and change. Our students will be global citizens and pioneers, prepared for a future we cannot imagine today.

Every Columbian is different, and that’s the one thing we have in common.

Beyond the Classroom

Ground students in the real world by offering at least one funded summer internship, research fellowship or global experience for each student.

Access and Opportunity

Bring exceptional students to campus and equip them to excel, no matter their background, interests or need, through scholars programs, enhanced orientation and advisory resources.


Foster student wellness and community by creating more social spaces and providing community-building programs to promote holistic student well-being.


Your support matters. Gifts of any size to the Columbia College Fund provide the scholarship support necessary to ensure that talented and diverse students can extend their experiences beyond the classroom through enriching internships and research opportunities.


Leadership Opportunities

Support us as we bring extraordinary students to Columbia and prepare them in every way to fulfill their greatest promise. Read more about our plans to support students and contact Corey S. Aronstam, Deputy Vice President of Development with questions or to learn more.

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Director of Student Wellness
Name and endow this recently created position, which focuses on the most complex student wellness situations, supporting our on-call response, providing services to off-campus student populations, advising the Nightline student organization, and creating programming and other interventions to foster a campus culture that is supportive of wellness initiatives.
First-in-Family Adviser
Access and Opportunity
Provide expert, First-in-Family advising to those students who may benefit from additional tools, resources and guidance as they embark on the exciting and complex journey of being their family's first College attendee.
Community Programming Fund
Provide each Residence Advisor with an enhanced community stipend that would allow for more frequent and meaningful residence hall programming to draw students together and encourage thriving social and support systems.
Advance Orientation Program
Access and Opportunity
Establish an immersive advance orientation program for first-generation, low income and rural students who may lack the individual or family experience to adjust to life adeptly at a large university in a major urban center.
CEO Internships
Beyond the Classroom
Reward outstanding students with high-quality internship experiences in a diverse array of industries in Amman, Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Singapore that arm them with global skills and perspectives.
Work Exemption Fund for Summer Experience
Beyond the Classroom
Make a summer experience possible for students on financial aid by relaxing the summer work expectation that hinders them from accepting -- or even exploring -- a summer internship, research, or study abroad opportunity that can allow for pursuit of real interests and opportunities.

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