The Columbus Citizens Foundation is a non-profit organization in New York City committed to fostering an appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement.


CCF Scholarship

The Columbus Citizens Foundation administers scholarship programs that help hundreds of students every year in elementary school, high school, college, and medical school, and graduate programs in the arts.

Scholarship Info

Events at the Townhouse

Join Us! CCF runs virtual programming and events at the Townhouse throughout the year

Event Calendar

CCF Career Chats

CCF Career Chats feature our Members, friends, and former scholars providing insights and advice about specific career paths to our current CCF Scholarship recipients. Please visit this page for updates and other resources for our CCF Scholarship recipients throughout the year.

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CCF Scholarship Spotlights

Graduating from school is an achievement that has a profound impact on a student’s life and the lives of their families. We ensure that Italian American students of great promise have the financial support they need to graduate through our CCF Scholarship Program. Read on below for the stories of some of our scholars.

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December 07, 2022

CCF Scholarships Now Open

The 2023-2024 CCF Scholarship application is now open!
The application deadline is Monday, February 20, 2023.


  • Applicant must be an incoming freshman (for both our High School and College awards) or entering medical school.
  • Applicant must be of at least 25% Italian heritage.
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.5

Applicants must provide: 

  • The parent and/or applicant’s most recent Federal Tax Return documents (2021 tax year)
  • The applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR) from the 2023-2024 FAFSA application (if applying for our College or Medical School Scholarships)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic contact.
  • The applicant’s most recent, or current, semester’s report card or transcript

2023-2024 Available Scholarships:
Click here to view the PDF of the scholarships available for the 2023-2024 academic year. View the scholarship FAQs here.