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Scholarships for veterans

Col. Charles E. McGee Scholarship

The Col. Charles E. McGee Scholarship is an annual scholarship granted by funds endowed to Columbia College to help a qualified student veteran or dependent achieve their education goal. This scholarship was established in 2010 to honor Col. Charles McGee '78 USAF (retired) who was a Tuskegee Airman. Learn more about Col. McGee.

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Ousley Family Veterans Service Center Scholarship

The Ousley Family Veterans Service Center Scholarship was established to honor and support the academic endeavors of veterans who have exhausted veteran educational benefits. The scholarship aids veterans who are making progress toward a degree, but may not qualify for academic merit scholarship awards.


Col. Mike Randerson Scholarship

Col. Mike RandersonEstablished in 2014, the Colonel Mike Randerson Scholarship is an annual endowed scholarship created to help qualified veteran students, including active duty military, Guard, Reserve and/or their dependents who wish to attend the college.

The endowed scholarship was established in 2014 by Columbia, Missouri, native and friend of the college, Mary McCleary Posner, chair of the Columbia Memorial Salute to Veterans organization.

The Colonel Mike Randerson Scholarship recognizes the efforts of outstanding military students who exemplify Randerson’s dedication to service and education.

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Veterans Grant

The Veterans Grant is available to former U.S. military personnel enrolled in the Day Campus. The grant applies to freshman, transfer or currently enrolled student.

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