Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards, and Prizes
Endowed Scholarships and Grants
All endowed scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate students as part of Columbia’s financial aid program. We are unable to accept applications for these awards independent of this process.
Leslie Abbot Scholarship
For an undergraduate student pursuing course of study in mechanical engineering.
Cvi Abel Memorial Scholarship (2003)
Gift of Jack Abel ’71.
Aigrain Family Scholarship (2008)
Gift of Jacques and Nicolleta Aigrain P’08. Preference is given to international students studying civil or mechanical engineering.
Walter H. Aldridge (1936)
Gift of Walter H. Aldridge.
M. Alenda and John F. Crymble Scholarship (2011)
Gift of John F. '38CC, '39, '40 and Alenda Crymble for the benefit of students who enroll in the College and later transfer to Columbia Engineering, whether or not they earn a dual degree.
Alvey-Ferguson Company Scholarship (1948)
Gift of the Alvey-Ferguson Company.
Erwin H. Amick Memorial Scholarship (1970)
Gift of various donors for students in chemical engineering and applied chemistry.
Nathaniel Arbiter Scholarship (1985)
Gift of various donors in honor of Professor Nathaniel Arbiter for students in the following specializations in order of preference: mineral beneficiation, mines, and physical metallurgy.
Attardo Scholarship (1999)
Gift of Michael J. Attardo ’63.
Jee Yin and Choi Heung Au Scholarship Fund (2002)
Gift of Michael M. Au ’90. Preference is given to students who have graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City.
Frank and Harriet Ayer Scholarship (1977)
Bequest of Frank A. Ayer. Graduates of Deerfield Academy are given first preference.
Cesare Barbieri Scholarship (1953)
Gift of Cesare Barbieri Fund.
William S. Barstow Scholarship (1935)
Gift of William S. Barstow.
Edwin D. Becker Scholarship Fund (1993)
Gift of Edwin D. Becker ’56. Preference is given to students from the Rocky Mountain states.
John E. Bertram Memorial Scholarship (1990)
Gift of Mrs. Lucy Bertram and friends in honor of John E. Bertram. Awarded to students in electrical engineering or computer science.
Jerry and Evelyn Bishop Scholarship (1984)
Gift of Jerry ’42 and Evelyn Bishop for students in the Combined Plan Program. Preference is given to students in the program who attended Columbia College.
Paul H. Blaustein Scholarship (1994)
Gift of Barbara Blaustein, Stacey Blaustein Divack, and Joshua Divack.
Philip P. Bonanno Scholarship (1999)
Donated by Philip P. Bonanno ’55.
Cecil Ane and Tullio J. Borri Family Scholarship
Gift of Tullio J. ’51 and Cecil Ane Borri. Preference for students who are majoring in or studying civil engineering.
Cornelius A. Boyle Scholarship (1962)
Bequest of Cornelius A. Boyle.
Lauren Breakiron Scholarships (1999)
Gift of Lauren P. Breakiron ’56.
Edwin W. and Mary Elizabeth Bright Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering (1985)
Gift of Edwin W. ’42 and Mary Elizabeth Bright to support students studying mechanical engineering.
Lewis G. Burnell Memorial Scholarship (2001)
Gift of Roger W. Burnell in memory of his father, Lewis G. Burnell.
Burns and Roe, Arthur J. Fiehn Scholarship (1989)
Gifts from various donors in memory of Arthur J. Fiehn ’46.
Samuel J. Clarke Scholarship (1960)
Bequest of Agnes Robertson Clarke.
Class of 1885 (1910)
Gift of the Class of 1885 School of Mines in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of their graduation.
Class of 1889 (1939)
Gift of the Class of 1889 College and Engineering.
Class of 1900 (1940)
Gift of the Class of 1900 College and Engineering.
Class of 1902 (1952)
Gift of the Class of 1902 College and Engineering.
Class of 1906 (1940)
Gift of the Class of 1906 in honor of Frank D. Fackenthal 1906.
Class of 1907 (1937)
Gift of the Class of 1907. Preference is given to sons and descendants of class members.
Class of 1909 (1959)
Gift of the Class of 1909 in honor of John J. Ryan.
Class of 1913 (1963)
Gift of the Class of 1913 in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of their graduation.
Class of 1914 (1937)
Gift of the Class of 1914 College and Engineering for a pre-engineering or pre-architecture student.
Class of 1945 50th Reunion Scholarship
Gift of the Class of 1945.
Class of 1950 Endowed Scholarship (2000)
Gift of members of the Class of 1950 in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of their graduation.
Class of 1951 Endowed Scholarship (2001)
Gift of members of the Class of 1951 in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of their graduation.
Class of 1952 Endowed Scholarship (2002)
Established by Alexander Feiner '52.
Class of 1964 Scholarship (2014)
Gift of members of the Class of 1964 in honor of their 50th class reunion.
Hugo Cohn Scholarship (1984)
Gift of Hugo Cohn 1909. Preference is given to electrical engineering students.
Herbert J. Cooper Scholarship (1999)
Gift of Mrs. Deborah Cooper and the Estate of Herbert J. Cooper ’46.
Milton L. Cornell Scholarship (1958)
Gift of various donors in memory of Milton L. Cornell.
Paul and Lillian Costallat Scholarship (1972)
Gift of Paul and Lillian Costallat.
Frederick Van Dyke Cruser Scholarship (1980)
Bequest of Maude Adelaide Cruser to support students in chemical engineering with financial need.
Cytryn Family Scholarship (2002)
Gift from Allan '72, '79 and Carol Cytryn.
Peter del Valle Scholarship (2015)
Established by Peter del Valle '54CC, '55, '56.
Frank W. Demuth Scholarship (1965)
Bequest of Frank W. Demuth 1914.
Freda Imber Dicker Endowed Scholarship Fund (2000)
Gift of Dr. Stanley Dicker ’61 in honor of the hundredth anniversary of his mother’s birth (March 5, 1900). Preference is given to juniors and seniors in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Jack Dicker Endowed Scholarship (2003)
Gift of Dr. Stanley Dicker ’61 in honor of his father. Preference is given to juniors and seniors in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
James and Donna Down Scholarship (1997)
Gift of James ’73 and Donna Down to be awarded annually to a deserving minority undergraduate who has demonstrated academic achievement.
Stancliffe Bazen Downes Scholarship (1945)
Bequest of Bezena Treat Downes Merriman in honor of her brother, for a student in civil engineering.
Brooke Lynn Elzweig Scholarship (2002)
Gift of Gary Elzweig ’77. Preference is given to students with high financial need.
John L. Erikson Memorial Scholarship
Gift from Betty Erikson in memory of her husband, John L. Erikson '50.
Jeffrey and Lina Franklin Scholarship (2014)
Gift of Jeffrey M. '68 and Linda Franklin. Preference is given to students who attended high school in New York City, served in an organizational leadership role while in high school, and excelled on the SAT.
Jack B. Freeman Scholarship (1994)
Gift of Jack B. Freeman ’55. Designated to support students who are are members of the varsity baseball team.
Pier-Luigi Focardi Scholarship (1964)
Bequest of Clara G. Focardi.
Designated for minorities and women. Preference is given to Ford employees, their spouses, or children.
Z. Y. Fu Scholarship (1993)
Gift of The Fu Foundation for undergraduate scholarship support.
Jewell M. Garrelts Scholarship
Gift of Jewell Garrelts; preference for a junior or senior in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.
Gavaudan Family Scholarship (2014)
Gift of Francesca and Emmanuel Gavaudan P'17, P'20.
General Motors Scholarship
Designated for minorities and women. Preference is given to General Motors employees, their spouses, or children.
Ben and Ethelyn Geschwind Endowed Scholarship (2004)
Gift of Benjamin and Ethelyn ’84 Geschwind.
Alger C. Gildersleeve Scholarship (1955)
Bequest of Josephine M. Gildersleeve, in honor of Alger G. Gildersleeve 1889.
Frederick A. Goetze Scholarship (1960)
Gift of William A. Baum, in honor of the former Dean of Columbia Engineering.
Sarah E. Grant Memorial Scholarship (1997)
Gift of Geoffrey T. ’82 and Annette M. Grant in memory of their daughter, Sarah. Designated to support students who have demonstrated academic achievement and are student athletes.
Adam R. Greenbaum Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Adam R. Greenbaum by his parents, relatives, and friends following his death in February 2001, when he was a sophomore. The scholarship is given to a SEAS sophomore who was named to the Dean’s List as a first-year, as Adam was, with a preference to students from New Jersey and New York.
Luther E. Gregory Scholarship (1963)
Bequest of Luther E. Gregory 1893.
Robert Gross Fund (1999)
Gifts of friends of Robert Gross for an applied physics student.
Wallace K. Grubman-Graham Scholarship (1998)
Gift of Wallace Grubman ’50 and the Grubman Graham Foundation to support a student in chemical engineering.
Gu Scholarship (2012)
Gift of David'86 and Janice Gu P'18CC to support a students studying computer science.
Lawrence A. Gussman Scholarship (1987)
Gift of Lawrence Gussman ’38. Awarded annually to students studying computer science.
Haight Family Scholarship (2004)
Gift of Deborah E. Haight ’00.
Ralph W. Haines Scholarship (2002)
Gift of Ralph W. Haines ’69 for needy and deserving students in Columbia Engineering.
A. A. Halden Scholarship (1962)
Established by bequests from Dorothy C. Halden and Barbara Schwartz in memory of Alfred A. Halden.
Albert M. Hall Scholarship
Preference for students in metallurgy or materials science.
The Hamann Scholarship (1970)
Bequest of Adolf M. Hamann 1910.
Alfred M. and Cornelia H. Haring Scholarship (1965)
Gift of the Aeroflex.
H. Field Haviland Scholarship Fund (1988)
Bequest of Henry F. Haviland 1902. Scholarships are awarded equally between Columbia Engineering and Columbia College
Harold T. Helmer Scholarship (1965)
Bequest of Harold T. Helmer.
David Bendel Hertz College/Engineering Interschool Scholarship (1989)
Gift of David B. Hertz ’39. Awarded in alternate years to the College and to the Engineering School to a student electing to receive a B.A. from Columbia College and a B.S. from Columbia Engineering.
Edward Gurnee Hewitt Scholarship (1980)
Bequest of Mary Louise Cromwell.
Prentice Hiam Memorial Scholarship (2007)
Gift of Atul Khanna ’83. Preference for residents of India or students who have lived for a period of time in India.
James T. Horn Scholarship (1938)
Gift of Sarah L. and Mary T. Horn, in memory of their brother, James T. Horn 1884.
Richard and Janet Hunter Scholarship (2000)
Gift of Richard ’67 and Janet Hunter. Scholarship awarded to 3-2 program participants entering Columbia Engineering, with preference given to graduates of Whitman College.
Hurr Scholarship (2014)
Gift of Larry and Stephanie Ho P'16, P'18.
Isaacs-Jonas Memorial Scholarship (2001)
This scholarship was endowed in 2001 by Gary F. Jonas ’66 and Jonathan L. Isaacs ’66 as the Future Entrepreneurs Scholarship to acknowledge the thirty-fifth anniversary of their graduation from Columbia Engineering. On April 30, 2003, Mr. Isaacs died at the young age of fifty-seven, and the scholarship was then renamed in his memory by Gary F. Jonas, with the support of Jon’s wife, Charlotte Isaacs. Following the passing of Mr. Jonas on Sept. 26, 2014, the scholarship was again renamed to honor the legacy of both Mr. Isaacs and Mr. Jonas. Note: this was previously listed as Jonathan Lewis Isaacs Memorial Scholarship.
Cavalier Hargrave Jouet Scholarship (1941)
Bequest of Belinda Hearn Jouet, in memory of C. H. Jouet 1882.
Alfred E. Kadell Scholarship (1995)
Bequest of the Estate of Alfred E. Kadell 1921.
Wayne Kao Scholarship (1988)
Gift of Mabel C. Kao in memory of Wayne Kao ’49.
Ruth Katzman Scholarship (2011)
Bequest from Ruth Katzman in loving memory of her parents, Max and Lilian Katzman.
Stanley A. and Minna Kroll Scholarship for Engineering and Computer Science (1987)
Gift of Stanley A. Kroll ’28 to support students who are studying electrical engineering or computer science.
Henry Krumb Scholarship (1945)
Gift of Henry Krumb for annual scholarships in mining engineering, metallurgy, and ore dressing.
Jacob Kurtz Memorial Scholarship (1982)
Gift of Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc., and Kulite Tungsten, for undergraduates, preferably studying in the fields of metallurgy or solid-state physics. In memory of Jacob Kurtz 1917.
Ronald A. Kurtz Scholarship Fund (1990)
Gift of Kulite Tungsten.
Lahey Scholarship (1932)
Bequest of Richard Lahey.
Charles and Sarah Lapple Scholarship (2004)
Bequest from the Estate of Charles E. Lapple and Sarah V. Lapple to be used to provide scholarships to deserving undergraduate students.
Frank H. Lee Memorial Scholarships (1986)
Awarded annually to a student in the Combined Plan Program in honor of Professor Frank H. Lee.
Samuel and Minerva K. Lee and
David A. Lee Scholarship (2005)
Bequest of the Estate of Samuel Lee to support students pursuing a degree in chemical engineering studies.
Leung Endowed Scholarship (2006)
Gift of Lawrence Leung P’10, P’15.
James F. Levens Scholarship (1973)
Bequest of Ola Levens Poole for students in chemical engineering and applied chemistry.
George J. Lewin Scholarship (1965)
Gift of George J. Lewin 1917 and family. Preference given to hearing-impaired students.
Alvin and Richard H. Lewis Scholarship
Gift of Alvin and Helen S. Lewis in memory of their son, Richard Lewis ’63.
James M. and Elizabeth S. Li Endowed Scholarship (2006)
Gift of James ’68, ’70, ’76 and Elizabeth Li. Awarded to students majoring in industrial engineering and operations.
Robert D. Lilley Memorial Scholarship (1988)
For students who are in their final year of the 3-2 Combined Plan Program and who have a commitment to community service.
Bruce and Doris Lister Endowed Scholarship (2000)
Gift of Bruce A. Lister ’43, ’47 to support a needy and deserving undergraduate student.
Lu Lo Family Scholarship
Gift of Lu Lo. Established to provide scholarships to undergraduate students, with a preference for students from China.
Anna Kazanjian and Guy Longobardo Scholarship (2007)
Gift of Anna Kazanjian ’49, ’52 and Guy Longobardo ’49, ’50, ’62. Preference given to students studying mechanical engineering who have demonstrated academic excellence.
Donald D. MacLaren Scholarship (1995)
Established by Donald D. MacLaren ’45 to support a student who is studying biochemical engineering.
Manelski Family Scholarship (2004)
Gift of Darren E. Manelski ’91.
Mango Family Scholarship (2016)
Gift of Donald and Patricia Mango P'16 to support high need students who attended high school in New York City with preference for members of an athletic team.
Ernest Marquardt Scholarship (1968)
Bequest of Ernest Marquardt 1912.
Louis F. Massa Scholarship (1952)
Bequest of Louis F. Massa 1890.
Ralph Edward Mayer Scholarship (1924)
Contributed by friends in memory of Professor Ralph Edward Mayer.
Lilavati Mehta Scholarship (2015)
Gift of Asheet Mehta. Preference given to students that promote diversity of the student body.
Henry Michel Scholarship (2005)
Gift of Mrs. Mary-Elizabeth Michel in memory of Henry Michel ’49 to support civil engineering majors.
Stuart Miller Endowed Scholarship in Engineering (2003)
Gift of Stuart Miller.
John K. Mladinov Scholarship (1994)
Gift of Barbara P. Mladinov in honor of her husband, John K. Mladinov ’43. Awarded to a deserving undergraduate with a minor in liberal arts.
Frank C. Mock and Family Scholarship (1987)
Bequest of Frank C. Mock 1913. For students in electrical engineering with financial need.
New Hope Foundation Scholarship (2006)
Gift of Lee and Margaret Lau P’09 P’10CC. Preference is given to students from Ontario, Canada, or mainland China.
A. Peers Montgomery Memorial Scholarship (1990)
Gift of the family of A. Peers Montgomery ’26.
John J. Morch Scholarship (1963)
Bequest of John J. Morch.
Seeley W. Mudd Scholarship (1958)
Gift of the Seeley W. Mudd Foundation.
Mary Y. Nee and Douglas Ng Family
Gift of Mary Yuet-So Nee ’84, '91BU, P'15CC. Note: this was previously listed as Mary Y. Nee Endowed Scholarship
Frederick Noel Nye Scholarship (1971)
Bequest of Frederick Noel Nye ’27.
David Novick Scholarship (2011)
Bequest of David Novick '48, '54 to support civil engineering students.
Parker Family Endowed Scholarship (2001)
Gift of Peter D. Parker ’72, ’74.
Robert I. Pearlman Scholarship (1989)
Gift of Robert I. Pearlman ’55. Preference is given to students from single-parent households.
Robert Peele Scholarship (1925)
Gift of E. E. Olcott 1874.
Brainerd F. Phillipson Scholarship (1936)
Gift of an anonymous donor in memory of Brainerd F. Phillipson.
Andre Planiol Scholarship (1967)
Bequest of Andre Planiol for a student from France.
Roy Howard Pollack Scholarship (1998)
Bequest of Roy Howard Pollack to be used for scholarships for junior or senior students.
Polychrome-Gregory Halpern Scholarship
For students in chemical engineering and applied chemistry.
Rodman K. Reef Scholarship (1999)
Gift of Rodman Reef '69, '78.
Professor William H. Reinmuth Scholarship (1988)
Gift of Curtis Instruments, Inc., awarded in alternate years to Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. Preference will be given to college students studying chemistry and to engineering students studying electrochemistry. Established in honor of Professor William H. Reinmuth.
Patricia Remmer Scholarship (2004)
Bequest of Patricia Cady Remmer '45BC.
Brenda and Dave Rickey Endowed Scholarship Fund (2008)
Gift of David ’79 and Brenda Rickey P’08 to benefit undergraduate students from California.
Kevin T. Roach Endowed Scholarship (2003)
Gift of Kevin T. Roach ’77.
The Frederick Roeser Fund for Student Aid (1934)
An annual loan to help pay educational expenses, which is awarded to students chosen by the Committee on Scholar-ships. The amount is individually determined and is to be repaid only if and when the student can do so without personal sacrifice. Repayments go into the Frederick Roeser Research Fund for research in physics and chemistry.
Edgar Lewisohn Rossin Scholarship (1949)
Bequest of Edgar L. Rossin, to provide a scholarship for students in mining engineering.
Harry B. Ryker (1947)
Bequest of Miss Helen L. Ryker in memory of her brother, Harry Benson Ryker 1900.
Walter H. Sammis Scholarship (1999)
Bequest of Mignon Wright.
Thomas J. Sands Endowed Scholarship Fund (2001)
Gift of Thomas J. Sands '86.
Peter K. Scaturro Scholarship Fund (1997)
Gift of Peter K. Scaturro ’82, ’85 to be used to support scholarships to students in Columbia Engineering or Columbia College, with preference given to scholar-athletes from Archbishop Molloy H.S. in Briarwood, Queens, NY.
Norman A. Schefer Scholarship (1999)
Gift of Norman A. Schefer ’50 and Fay J. Lindner Foundation.
Mark Schlowsky-Fischer Scholarship (2005)
Gift of George Schlowsky ’65 in memory of Mark Schlowsky-Fischer ’97 to support students studying computer science.
Ralph J. Schwarz Scholarship (1993)
Gift of the Class of 1943 and other donors in memory of Ralph J. Schwarz ’43. To be awarded to academically outstanding students who require financial aid.
David C. and Gilbert M. Serber Memorial Scholarship (1950)
Gift of the Serber family in honor of David Serber 1896. Designated to support a student in civil engineering.
Varsha H. Shah Scholarship (2003)
Gift of Hemant and Varsha Shah to support undergraduate female minority students.
Jared K. Shaper Scholarship
For deserving and qualified candidates for degrees in engineering.
Samuel Y. Sheng Scholarship (2007)
Gift of Samuel Y. Sheng '51, Lauren Wong Sheng '76, Kent Sheng, and Jean Sheng. Awarded to students who demostrate academic excellence.
Edith Shih Interschool Scholarship Fund (2008)
Gift of Edith Shih, Esq. '77TC, '78TC. Preference is given to international students.
Silent Hoist and Crane Company (1950)
Gift of the Silent Hoist and Crane Company.
David W. Smyth Scholarship (1957)
Bequest of Mrs. Millicent W. Smyth, in memory of her husband, David W. Smyth 1902.
Fritz and Emma Spengler Memorial Scholarship (1988)
Gift of Manfred Spengler '56, '55CC to support student athletes in the 3-2 Combined Plan Program.
Gene F. Straube Fund (2007)
Gift of Gene F. Straube ’50, ’49 CC. Preference is given to students who graduated from a high school or prep school in northern California, and who are pursuing studies in electrical engineering, or computer science.
Steve Tai and Kin-Ching Wu Endowed Scholarship Fund (2001)
Gift of Steve Tai ’80.
Tai Family Scholarship (2003)
Gift of Timothy Tai P’06 to be used to support Asian students demonstrating financial need and outstanding academic potential, with preference given to Hong Kong, Taiwanese, mainland Chinese, and Chinese-American applicants for admission. A T. Tai Family Scholar will be named in a first-year class, and with suitable academic achievement and continuing need, would retain that honor until graduation.
Grace C. Townsend Scholarship (1941)
Bequest of Miss Grace C. Townsend.
Theodosios and Ekaterine Typaldos Endowed Scholarship Fund (2000)
Gift of Andreas ’69 and Renee Typaldos and the Community Foundation of New Jersey. Preference is given to Greek-American students.
For the children of employees of D. C. Heath and Company of Lexington, Massachusetts.
Valeiras Family Scholarship (2009)
Gift of Horacio and Amy Valeiras P’09 and Peter Valeiras '09.
Kenneth Valentine Memorial Scholarship (1986)
Bequest of Julia H. Valentine, in memory of Kenneth Valentine 1914. Preference is given to students in chemical engineering.
Frank Vanderpoel Scholarship (1936)
Bequest of Frank Vanderpoel.
William E. Verplanck Scholarship (1957)
Gift of Mrs. T. Bache Bleecker and Edward F. Verplanck 1912 in memory of their father, William E. Verplanck 1876.
Arnold Von Schrenk Scholarship (1943)
Bequest of Mrs. Helen von Schrenk in memory of her husband, Arnold von Schrenk.
George Wascheck Scholarship
Bequest of George Wascheck ’26.
J. Watumull Scholarship (1989)
For students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and in the Engineering School who are of East Indian ancestry.
Wells and Greene Scholarship
Bequest of Josephine Wells Greene.
Herbert A. Wheeler Scholarship (1923)
Gift of Herbert A. Wheeler.
Frederick C. Winter Scholarship (1966)
Gift of various donors in memory of Frederick C. Winter ’43.
William F. Wurster Scholarship (1974)
Gifts of William F. Wurster 1913. Awarded to a student of chemical engineering and applied chemistry.
Robert H. and Margaret H. Wyld Scholarship
Gift of Robert H. 1904 and Margaret H. Wyld.
Max Yablick Memorial Scholarship (1986)
Bequest of Max Yablick 1914. Preference is given to graduates of Hebrew day schools and to students in the Combined Plan Program with Yeshiva University.
Theresa Ann Yeager Memorial Scholarship (1983)
Gift of the family of Theresa Ann Yeager ’81 to support a woman who is enrolled Columbia Engineering.
Yu Family Scholarship
Gift of Richard ’82 and Jean Yu.
Bong and May Yu Engineering
Gift of Bong and May Yu P'89CC, P'90 to support students enrolled in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics who have exceptional academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.