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Columbus Guarini Scholarship

The Honorable Frank Guarini, CCF Board Member and Chair of John Cabot University's Board of Trustees, made a generous donation to the Columbus Citizens Foundation from which John Cabot University students may be awarded scholarships.

  • Be a study abroad student planning to attend John Cabot University
  • Be a United States Citizen/Resident of same status
  • Be at least 25% Italian descent
  • Maintain at least an 85% or 3.0 overall academic average
  • Demonstrate financial need. Total annual family income cannot exceed $200,000.


  1. To be considered for a CCF college scholarship, an online application and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline that contains detailed and confidential personal information. It must be submitted online to FACTS, an independent financial review company that will determine eligibility based on financial documentation.
  2. The CCF College Scholarship Committee reviews and evaluates the applications.
  3. The Committee invites select applicants and their families to visit the Foundation for a mandatory interview (in April/May).
  4. Approximately one month after all interviews have been held, the committee decides which applicants will be awarded scholarships.
  5. Parents/Guardians/Applicants are notified by mail of the committee’s decision.

How To Apply

The scholarship application process is now OPEN for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please read all instructions before applying. The application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019.

STEP 1: Click here to download and print the 2019 CCF Columbus Guarini Scholarship Guidelines and the Academic Performance Verification Form that must be completed by a school guidance counselor or principal. The Academic Performance Verification Form can be found on page 3.

STEP 2: Click here for the 2019 CCF Columbus Guarini Scholarship Application.
- When prompted to choose a school, you MUST choose Columbus Citizens Foundation College Scholarship Program. DO NOT CHOOSE YOUR OWN SCHOOL. Later in the application, you will be asked to list colleges/universities you are applying to in order of preference. Please be sure to list John Cabot University.

STEP 3: Complete the online application and submit to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment by the March 15, 2019 deadline. 

STEP 4: Submit all required support documents directly to FACTS (by mail, fax or uploaded with your application) by the March 15, 2019 deadline.

DEADLINE: The deadline for applications and supporting documentation for the 2019-2020 academic year is Friday, March 15, 2019.

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.