Making a Difference

Since 2009, we have awarded more than half a million dollars in scholarships to students at CIC. With your support, we can make a positive impact in the lives of bright, young minds – our leaders of tomorrow.


We are humbled by the students who are achieving greatness thanks to the encouragement they receive from our scholarships. This is where dreams begin for our youth. Here are some of their stories:

Nurturing Ambition

For 2019, the foundation is projected to give out more than $140,000 in scholarships and community donations including:

   Principal’s Scholarship

$3,000 awarded annually (May, June, Dec) to the top graduate with at least 85% average in the best six credits, and with at least 80% in 4U English.

   Anniversary Essay Scholarship

New for 2019, students will submit an essay on how CIC will impact their future selves. First place winners will receive $10k of which 50% is donated to a Canadian charity of their choice.

   General Manager’s Scholarship

$1,000 awarded annually (May, June, Dec) to a graduating student who has consistently demonstrated characteristics essential to future success of business: passion, patience, perseverance.

   English Proficiency Scholarship

$1,000 awarded annually (May, June, Dec) to the most improved student in a senior English course. Generously sponsored by Scarfone Hawkins LLP.

   Residence Community Scholarship

$500 awarded annually (May, June, Dec) to one female and one male student who has positively contributed to residence life. Generously sponsored by Chartwells Canada.

   External Community Service Scholarship

$1,000 awarded annually (May, June, Dec) to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to community service within the Hamilton community.

Make A Donation

By giving to the Columbia International Scholarship Endowment Fund, you are instilling confidence and hope for students to believe in themselves.