Interschool Fellowships

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About Interschool Fellowships  |  Applying  Process  |  Clifford and Siegfried Upton Scholarship  |  Paul Nichoplas Scholarship Fund  |  Vladimir and Olga Poder Fund

This web page contains information about applying for Interschool Fellowships.

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About Interschool Fellowships

"Institutional aid" refers to aid managed and awarded by Columbia University as a central entity or independently at each of the University schools. Although most institutional aid is managed and awarded independently at each school, there is also institutional aid that is managed centrally. That centrally managed aid comes in the form of interschool fellowships.

These fellowships are need-based awards that are not restricted to students in one Columbia school or college. The annual amounts of these awards are generally in the range of $1,000 to $5,000. These annual awards are released in two even disbursements, at the start of the fall term and at the start of the spring term.

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Students interested in applying for any of the below fellowships must contact your School Financial Aid Office. Please submit all the necessary documents as required by each fellowship.

The submission deadline is usually June 1 of every year.


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The Financial Aid Offices will submit the names of potential recipients to the Office of the Provost for review and possible awards. The Financial Aid Offices are notified of the recipients within two months of their submission and are responsible for the release of funds. Please contact the financial aid office with any questions you may have.

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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

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Paul Nichoplas Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is to benefit a male or female student in 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

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Vladimir and Olga Poder Fund

This fellowship is to benefit 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

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