Columbus Citizens Foundation College Scholarship Program


We are pleased to offer you a convenient, online method to apply for financial aid through FACTS for Columbus Citizens Foundation College Scholarship Program.

Only seniors in high school who will enter college as freshmen in the fall are eligible. Students who are already in college are NOT eligible to receive a CCF college scholarship.

If you are applying for the Columbus Guarini Scholarship, you may be a transfer, degree-seeking or study abroad student planning to attend John Cabot University.

Make sure to list Columbus Citizens Foundation College Scholarship Program in the school section of the application.

Simple Steps to Apply for Financial Aid Online

1. Choose “Create a username & password”. If you have an existing FACTS account and have already created a user account, please select "Sign In" and use your existing username and password.

2. Click on the "Start Application" link.

3. Select the ‚Äč2020/2021 school year.

4. Complete the steps as prompted.

Once the application has been submitted make sure to print the provided Coversheet that shows all the required documents needed to complete your application.  We suggest you do not use your phone to photo copy documents as they usually come across as unreadable.  Please allow 2 weeks processing time after you have faxed or uploaded your supporting tax documents.

Please Note:  ALL DOCUMENTS (this includes recommendation letters, essay, completed FAFSA form, etc.) should be sent directly to FACTS.  Please make sure your name and applicant ID# appears at the top of EACH page so that your documents are matched with your application. There are two ways to submit documents:

* Fax: (866) 315-9264
* Upload to FACTS Website as PDF files

DO NOT submit your documents to CCF. That will only delay your application. All supporting documents must be submitted to FACTS. FACTS is a third-party entity that conducts a preliminary review of your application.

Columbus Citizens Foundation website for College Scholarship Program information:


*If you are applying for two separate Columbus Citizens Foundation programs you will need to search by the zip code 10021 to locate the 2nd one.  Example:  Applying for the Elementary and High School Grant for separate student.


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