Establish Your Own Scholarship

Individuals may donate to existing scholarship funds or establish their own designated fund for the purpose of awarding scholarships to CUHS graduating seniors.

Scholarships are a great way to honor an individual by establishing the scholarship fund in that person's name.  Scholarships may also be established to recognize specific fields of study or needs.

Endowed funds may be established with a $10,000 or more contribution.  Columbus Community Foundation Board of Directors recommends only the principle and dividends earned by the fund be awarded each year.

To establish the guidelines for your designated fund, CCF recommends working with your financial advisor and/or estate planner and a representative of the Foundation.  Columbus Community Foundation has several recommendations which would allow your fund to grow while still contributing each year to scholarship awards.
Scholarships Open for Public Donation

Columbus Alumni Association 
     Establish by Columbus High School Alumni, this scholarship is a general education scholarship open to all CUHS graduates.  

Columbus Cares Scholarship
     This scholarship was established to recognize the philanthropic activities of CUHS graduates.

Edwina Winterhalter Friendship Scholarship
     Established by her friends, this scholarship honors the philosophy and work ethic of the late Edwina Hale Winterhalter.  A CUHS graduate, Edwina is remembered by her friends and classmates through this annual scholarship award.
2017 Columbus Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients


Abby Sills
Charles & Jane Maxwell Memorial


Shelby Bagdriwicz
Sandra B. Houser Memorial


Tierne Newberry
Dorothy Jackson Memorial


Taytum Langerot
Sandra B. Houser Memorial

Abigail Zahm
Maureen Paulsen Memorial &
Edwina Winterhalter Memorial 
Class of '79

Alexis Houser
Maureen Paulsen Memorial &
Columbus CARES


Current Scholarships


Columbus Cares


Sandra B. Houser Memorial


Dorothy Jackson Memorial


Maureen Paulsen Memorial


Brenda's Berries 


Charles and Jane Maxwell Scholarship


Edwina Winterhalter Friendship


Columbus Alumni Association



Scholarship Applications