Each year, Columbia University makes a few scholarships and fellowships available to students from all schools within the university.  These Interschool Fellowships have very specific eligibility criteria, but it doesn’t hurt to take a look and see if you’re eligible to apply.  To see if you meet the eligibility criteria, please click here, select the “Funding from Columbia University” link, and find the Columbia University Interschool Fellowships in the list of links.  There you will find a link to a PDF document that serves as an application and descriptions of the awards. (I’ve also included descriptions of the awards below.)

All applications must be submitted to the SIPA Financial Aid Office no later than Friday, June 24, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Questions? Email our financial aid officers at sipa_finaid@columbia.edu.


Clifford and Siegfried Upton Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to benefit the children, adopted children, and step-children of the employees of Boston-based Houghton-Mifflin Company, its subsidiaries, or successor companies. The minimum amount of a scholarship is $1,000 for a school year, and increased according to the needs of the candidate. This fellowship is available to graduate or undergraduate students.

Required documentation: Letter from employer verifying eligibility

George W. Ellis Fellowship
The George W. Ellis Fellowship is available to graduate students who are residents of Vermont or who have graduated from an accredited Vermont college or University.

Required documentation:

  • Residents of Vermont should provide a copy of taxes, driver’s license
  • Voter registration
  • Graduates from a Vermont College should provide a copy of transcript

Leta Stetter Hollingworth Fellowship
This fellowship is available to graduate students at Columbia, to a woman graduating from or graduated from the University of Nebraska.

Required documentation:

  • A copy of the student’s transcript from the University of Nebraska
  • A letter of reference from a faculty of the University of Nebraska

Paul Nichoplas Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is to benefit a male or female student in any area of the University who has attended college or university in Greece. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students for two years.

Required Documentation:

  • A copy of the student’s Birth Certificate
  • An affidavit or transcript.

Vladimir and Olga Poder Fund
This fellowship is to benefit an Estonian-speaking students attending Columbia. The fellowship cannot be greater than $2,000 annually. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students.

Required documentation: To verify that the student speaks Estonian, please submit a letter from the NY Estonian House located at 243 East 34th Street, New York NY 10016

Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation Fellowship
The Westmoreland Davis Fellowship is available to undergraduate or graduate students from Virginia.

Required documentation: To verify that the student meets this criterion, please submit a tax return or driver’s license